Surprise your family with this delicious whole chicken prepared with orange. Dish it up with couscous, rice, wheat, or mashed potatoes and vegetables.

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Chicken with Orange

This is a delicious recipe for a whole chicken cooked with orange.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine South African
Servings 5
Calories 477 kcal


  • 1 whole chicken cleaned
  • zest of 2 oranges
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 50 ml orange juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 100 grams butter


  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F).
  • Apply salt and pepper on the chicken - inside and out.
  • Loosen the breast skin from the meat using your fingers.
  • Place one orange in the abdomen of the chicken.
  • Mix together the butter, garlic, orange juice, and zest.
  • Spread half of the mix over the chicken breast area under the skin.
  • Rub the rest of the mix over the rest of the chicken.
  • Place chicken in an oven pan. Cover and bake for 70 minutes.
  • Remove cover and bake for another 20 minutes.


Calories: 477kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 29gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 250mgPotassium: 308mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 733IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 1mg
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