Recipe by Elizabeth Kurtz

Citrus and Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
6 Servings


- Soy - Gluten
13 Hours

No Diets specified

This chicken is easy and packed with flavor. Citrus is paired perfectly with ginger, soy sauce, garlic and oregano. Fresh herbs would be wonderful in place of dried, if you have them. I recommend basting while cooking to add extra flavor and nice caramelization to the chicken. Serve the sauce alongside the chicken and decorate the platter with lots of the cooked fruit and some fresh herbs.


Citrus and Garlic Roasted Chicken

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or 4 cubes Gefen Frozen Garlic

  • 1 (2-inch) piece fresh ginger, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup mixed fresh citrus juice (such as fresh orange, grapefruit and lime)

  • 1/2 cup Glicks Soy Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 2 tablespoons Gefen Maple Syrup

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1/4 cup Tuscanini Extra-Virgin Olive Oil, divided

  • 2 (3 and 1/2- to 4-pound) chickens, cut in eighths

  • 1 orange, quartered

  • 1 lemon, quartered

  • 1 head garlic, top sliced off

  • fresh dill, checked or bug-free to garnish

  • oregano, checked or bug-free to garnish


Prepare the Citrus and Garlic Roasted Chicken


Combine garlic, ginger, citrus juice, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, maple syrup, dill, oregano, salt, pepper, and two tablespoons of olive oil in a medium bowl.


Place chicken in a large resealable plastic bag and pour in marinade. Seal bag, pressing out any air. Chill at least 12 hours and up to two days.


Place rack in top third of oven; preheat to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Remove chicken from bag, place on a large, rimmed baking sheet or nine- x 13-inch roasting pan. Scatter orange and lemon quarters around chicken. Snuggle garlic head between chicken. Drizzle with remaining two tablespoons olive oil.


Pour marinade into a small pot. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce to medium and cook until marinade is reduced by about half and slightly thickened.


Roast chicken until deep brown and cooked through, 30 to 40 minutes, basting with reduced sauce a few times while roasting.


Serve chicken on platter with roasted oranges and lemons, roasted garlic, and reduced sauce. Alternatively, squeeze the roasted garlic into the sauce and pour over chicken before serving or serve alongside roasted chicken.

Citrus and Garlic Roasted Chicken

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Tirtza Wormser
Tirtza Wormser
2 years ago

It came out yumm!