Herbed Roast Chicken
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + marinating Bake: 2-1/4 hours + standing
- One 2-gallon resealable plastic bag
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced chives
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
- 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
- 1/4 teaspoon dried tarragon
- 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
- In the 2-gallon resealable plastic bag, combine the orange juice, oil, butter, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, chives and seasonings. Add chicken; seal bag and turn to coat. Place bag in a pan. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.
- Preheat oven to 350°. Drain and discard marinade. Place chicken on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Bake, uncovered, 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours or until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°. Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.
- Remove chicken from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving.
Nutrition Facts5 ounces cooked chicken: 348 calories, 22g fat (6g saturated fat), 110mg cholesterol, 194mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 34g protein.
Feb 18, 2018
Will have to make this! Does anyone know what a good sauce will go on the side with this chicken??
Jul 8, 2017
This flavorful tender bird is perfect for a Sunday Dinner with family and friends!! We love it!!
Nov 29, 2016
I made this tonight. I got it in the marinade later than planned so it only marinated for a little more than six hours. It was moist. It had a great flavor. It wasn't heavy or greasy, it was light an had a taste I would describe as bright. My Son has Aspbergers (ASD) loved it. He doesn't love anything except chilimac and toaster waffles so this was a WIN in our house.
Oct 31, 2014
I've used this recipe a couple of times now. The chicken is always as beautiful as it is delicious. The last time, I didn't have time to let the chicken marinade, so I just cooked it in the marinade, and basted it with the juices. People asked if I bought a rotisserie because of it's flavor, and moistness.
Oct 24, 2013
Wonderful! The chicken was so moist and tender. I think marinating it overnight worked wonders. My mother couldn't stop raving about how great it was. I also lined my roasting pan with carrots, celery and onions and placed the chicken on top of the veggies. The drippings from the chicken made the veggies outstanding as well!
Nov 11, 2012
This is now my favorite roasted chicken recipe! My chicken turned out moist & full of flavor. The only changes I made was I used apple juice in place of the orange juice & my chicken was only 5 lbs. It took my chicken a full 2 hours to bake. I used the little that was left over to make chicken soup. Will be making this one again soon!
Aug 19, 2012
Super easy and wonderful with rice!
Mar 23, 2012
My family really like this chicken. Easy to make too. We have it for Sunday dinner when my kids and grandkids come over.
Feb 21, 2012
It was very tasty but I ruined the chciken because I tried to cook until a thermometer reads 180 and never did, I had 140. So next time I will not wait 180.
May 7, 2011
i absolutely love this recipe. Instead of roasting it hame I had drumsticks and chicken breasts and it came out sooooooooo moist and flavorful!