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Plum-Glazed Roast Chicken


  • 4 medium oranges, halved and seeds removed
  • 1 roasting chicken (6 to 7 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (15 ounces) plums
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 drops hot pepper sauce, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Arrange oranges in a shallow roasting pan, cut sides down. Place chicken over oranges, breast side up. Mix garlic powder and salt; rub over the outside and inside of chicken. Tuck wings under chicken; tie drumsticks together.
  • 2. Roast 1-1/4 hours. Meanwhile, drain plums, reserving liquid. Remove pits from plums. Place plums in a food processor; process until pureed.
  • 3. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-4 minutes. Add pureed plums and reserved plum liquid; stir in remaining ingredients.
  • 4. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally, 10-15 minutes. Remove 3/4 cup mixture for glaze; reserve remaining mixture for sauce.
  • 5. Remove chicken from oven; brush chicken with some of the glaze. Roast until a thermometer inserted in thigh reads 170°-175°, brushing occasionally with remaining glaze, 3/4 to 1-1/4 hours longer. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.)
  • 6. Remove chicken from oven; tent with foil. Let stand 15 minutes before carving. Reheat reserved sauce. Serve chicken with sauce.

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Average Rating: 5
  • paul3303
    Dec 31, 1969

    I made this recipe at the Taste of Home Cooking School show in Calusa, CA and then made it again at home the following day. It is a delicious combination of fruit and chicken. Thank you for sharing.

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