Spicy Orange Chicken

We have had the nicest Orange's  lately, they have the sweetest flavor. Upon coming back in the kitchen from a trip to my herb garden,  I was looking at the nice herbs in the basket with some Oranges and thought this looks like a great combination for my Chicken.  We have some friends stopping by for an informal dinner this week and I want to create a nice casual dinner.

 Spicy Orange Chicken

Spicy Orange Chicken
Miz Helen's Kitchen
1 2 to 3 pound chicken
1/2 Onion, rough chop
1 pod Garlic
2  Orange's
3 Springs Fresh Thyme
3  Stems Rosemary
 2 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 teaspoons Pepper
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1/2 cup Real Fruit Orange Marmalade
2 tablespoons corn starch
1/2 cup water
Wash and dry the chicken
Cover the chicken on all sides with  Olive Oil
 Squeeze the juice from one of the oranges on top of the chicken
Salt and Pepper the Chicken with just a sprinkling of cayenne
Cut the top off of the garlic pod and then cut it in half
Into the cavity of the chicken place 1/2 of the garlic pod and 1/2 of the orange that you squeezed the juice from put 1 spring of Thyme, 1 spring of Rosemary, and chopped onion, last add the other half of the garlic and orange.
Place the chicken in a shallow roasting pan uncovered
Roast at 425 degrees for 1 hour, at the end of the hour tent the chicken with a loose foil tent and continue to roast for 30 minutes
Remove the chicken to a serving dish and let set
The Sauce
Pour the 1/2 to 3/4 cup of the drippings from the roasting pan into a saucepan
Add juice and the zest of 1 orange, 1/2 cup Real Fruit Orange Marmalade, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and mix well, then bring to a boil stirring constantly
dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/2 cup water and add to boiling Orange Juice mixture, reduce heat until mixture thickens and remove from heat.
Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 teaspoon thyme leaves chopped, 1 teaspoon rosemary leaves chopped and a dash of cayenne
Mix the sauce until the spices are blended
Garnish the chicken with orange slices and fresh herbs,  serve the sauce on the side.
Print Recipe

Start With Oranges and Fresh Herbs

Bake The Chicken

Served With A Baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans From Last Years Garden,
  Spicy Orange Chicken With Orange Slices

We had a great evening and everyone loved the Spicy Orange Chicken, and we sure hope that you enjoy it  as much as we did.  I am sure glad that you were able to stop by today and hope you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy

Miz Helen
Miz Helen

Cookbook Author, Recipe Developer, Organic Gardner.


  1. Love the flavours going in. Would try this out soon :)

  2. Hi Miz Helen,
    Your roasted chicken looks absolutely delicous! And I'm so envious of your oranges and herbs! Lovely!

  3. Hello Miz Helen, your orange chicken sounds delicious and looks beautiful. Great photos, my mouth is watering. I bought a couple of sumo mandarins and there were the best oranges I had in quite a while. This is a lovely dish for company. xo

  4. oh my! This sounds so good! =)
    One of my favorites is Orange ( or Lemon ) chicken...yum!! =)

  5. Great pictures, Helen. I love the flavor combos here. This is a "must make"!
    Thanks. We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa - What'd You Do This Weekend? I'd love it if you could share this with us and take a look at what some others are doing.

    Have a terrific week!

  6. This chicken is absolutely stunning! And looks so super flavorful!

  7. Wow, lots of great flavors here, no doubt this was an amazing chicken-enjoy:@)

  8. Sure looks delicious, and a nice healthy meal too!

  9. The chicken browned up so pretty, I bet the flavor combo was very tasty. Looks great. :)

  10. Oh my heavens, this looks absolutely relish! I love new roasted chicken recipes, oranges, and a bit of heat! Gorgeous, I can't wait to try :)

  11. Oh this must have smelled amazing!

  12. Gorgeous looking chicken... love the idea of orange this time year. We all need something aromatic.

  13. Miz Helen, that is one of the most beautiful roast chickens I've ever seen! I love the combination of orange and chicken together, and can't wait to try this recipe. If you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.


  14. What a beautiful roast chicken! I adore oranges with chicken and your recipe sounds fantastic, especially with all those lovely fresh herbs and spices. Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul hop.

  15. Your recipes always make me wish I was having supper at your house! This chicken dish looks and sounds delicious. I'm sure your guests will love it. Thanks so much for sharing it at the Rock N Share!

  16. Oh my, that does look and sound delicious!!!

  17. Looks beautiful. I bet it tastes divine!

  18. I clicked on this chicken so many times this week at food parties. I keep drooling over it. So glad you shared it with us on foodie friday.

  19. I am so envious that you have your own oranges! This sounds like a wonderful flavor combination! Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday!

  20. This looks so delicious, and wow, to have your own oranges with which to flavor it! Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." I hope you will be able to join us again this week. :-)

  21. This looks wonderful! I am featuring your Spicy Orange Chicken tomorrow on the Hearth and Soul Hop.

  22. Oh Miz Helen, I just love the looks of your chicken! Gonna pin this! Got you from Simple Living and Eating Foodie Friday link party!

  23. Well, you know about your recipe being featured. Just wanted you to know that I will be tweeting and pinning it this week too. Thanks so much for sharing your dish.

  24. Woot! You have been featured this week at Recipe Sharing Monday! The new link party is up and I'd love to see you back. Have a great week. :)

  25. Thanks for linking up this post to The Best Blog Recipe’s Weekend re-Treat #7!

    Wanted to stop by and pin your image to My Link Parties Craft/DIY & Recipe Boards while I was here.

    Hope to see you again at the party this weekend!


  26. I just put together a "50 Fabulous Chicken Dishes" Recipe Round Up from links that were submitted to The Weekend re-Treat over the past couple of weeks and this recipe was included and featured in today's post!


    Shauna @ The Best Blog Recipes

  27. Oh this is the best looking chicken. I just love the flavor combos. I'm going to make this next weekend!


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