food

Citrus Roast Chicken

Zest up your chicken with a sweet yet savory orange and sage sauce.

food

Citrus Roast Chicken

Zest up your chicken with a sweet yet savory orange and sage sauce.

Ingredients

Citrus Roast Chicken

  • 1 chicken, uncooked (1.5-1.7 kilograms)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 1 bunch fresh sage
  • 1 orange, quartered
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Glaze

  • 1/3 cup marmalade
  • 1 teaspoon soya sauce
  • 1 loose tablespoon chopped sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

Gravy

  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

Steps

Citrus Roast Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 475F. Let chicken come to room temperature and dry off with a paper towel.
  2. Rub with salt, pepper and olive oil.
  3. Insert 3 stalks of sage into the cavity along with 2 orange quarters.
  4. Place on baking tray and pour in chicken stock. Place chicken in oven and immediately turn down to 400F. The chicken will cook for 20 minutes per 450 grams (1 pound) plus an added 20 minutes at the end. Baste the chicken at the halfway mark.

Glaze

  1. For the glaze, mix all the ingredients together in a bowl and then paint on to chicken in the last 15 minutes.

Gravy

  1. Once the chicken is cooked (juices run clear) take out of pan and cover. With a spoon skim off the fat that's in the pan and add the orange juice and chicken stock.
  2. Dissolve the cornstarch in a bit of cold water and add to the gravy stirring until the desired thickness.