Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Recipe
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Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Grapefruit and rosemary blend together beautifully to create this moist and delicious chicken. It's an excellent entree to make when hosting a smaller group.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh marjoram
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated grapefruit peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 small pink grapefruit, cut into wedges
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 fresh marjoram sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper inside cavity; fill with onion and grapefruit wedges. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of chicken breast. Place rosemary and marjoram sprigs under the skin. Brush chicken with oil; rub with reserved herb mixture.
Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Discard herb sprigs and contents of cavity before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p164

Nutritional Facts

6 ounce-weight: 592 calories, 36g fat (9g saturated fat), 179mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 57g protein.

  • 2 tablespoons grated onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh marjoram
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon grated grapefruit peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 small pink grapefruit, cut into wedges
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 fresh marjoram sprigs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Add 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; set aside.
  2. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Sprinkle remaining salt and pepper inside cavity; fill with onion and grapefruit wedges. With fingers, carefully loosen the skin from both sides of chicken breast. Place rosemary and marjoram sprigs under the skin. Brush chicken with oil; rub with reserved herb mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until a meat thermometer reads 180°. Let stand for 10-15 minutes. Discard herb sprigs and contents of cavity before slicing. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p164

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LPHJKitchen User ID: 7521213 233396
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2015

"To be honest, I was a little skeptical about the citrus flavor with the chicken. Sometimes you can easily get a bitter (rind) taste but this did not have that. In fact, the flavor combinations were spot on. Enough spice with just a hint of tangy citrus. I actually cooked this in the slow cooker with fantastic results (6 hours on med-high). It literally fell apart. I think I will add some oranges next time for even more flavor."

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