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Blood Orange Thyme Roasted Chicken

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This blood orange thyme roasted chicken is the perfect use for all those winter blood oranges. It’s the perfect balance of herbs and citrus and it cooks in under 2 hours! Don’t let roasted whole chicken intimidate you because this recipe is crazy easy and crazy delicious! 

This blood orange thyme roasted chicken is the perfect use for all those winter blood oranges. It's the perfect balance of herbs and citrus and it cooks in under 2 hours! Don't let roasted whole chicken intimidate you because this recipe is crazy easy and crazy delicious!

Roast chicken is one of those dishes that I was always scared to make until I finally broke down and gave it a try. Trust me. It’s not as scary as it seems. All you need is a good thermometer and patience.

There are no set rules when making roast chicken. A little bit of this, and a little bit of that. It all works. Throw it in, cook until crisp and enjoy! Sometimes I think it’s fun to just let it cool slightly and just pick the meat right off the bird. Not exactly civilized but it sure is tasty. I mean, who really wants to be civilized when there is delicious chicken on the table? I know I don’t! I know Art doesn’t care because when we are both hungry we are HUNGRY!  

This blood orange thyme roasted chicken is the perfect use for all those winter blood oranges. It's the perfect balance of herbs and citrus and it cooks in under 2 hours! Don't let roasted whole chicken intimidate you because this recipe is crazy easy and crazy delicious!

This is also a great use for blood oranges. Which we all know are the BEST! Of course, if you don’t have any blood oranges laying around this chicken can easily be substituted with most any orange you can find.

{Looking for more delicious chicken recipes? Try my Sheet Pan Garlic Lemon Chicken and MushroomsSheet Pan Moroccan Chicken and PotatoesSlow Cooker Honey Soy Sriracha Pulled ChickenChicken Cannellini Bean Skillet or my Chicken Broccoli Ziti}

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Blood Orange Thyme Roasted Chicken

This blood orange thyme roasted chicken is the perfect use for all those winter blood oranges. It's the perfect balance of herbs and citrus and it cooks in under 2 hours! Don't let roasted whole chicken intimidate you because this recipe is crazy easy and crazy delicious!

Yield: 1 roast chicken

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hours 45 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 5-pound whole chicken
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Black pepper, to taste
  • 3 blood oranges, halved and quartered
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme (save remaining thyme for stuffing)
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine

Adapted from my Classic Roast Chicken recipe

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

Remove giblets from chicken and rinse chicken cavity with cold water. Pat chicken dry and add to Dutch oven.

Liberally sprinkle the inside of the chicken cavity with kosher salt and pepper. Stuff with the majority of the blood orange slices and fresh thyme.

Sprinkle the outside of the bird liberally with kosher salt, pepper and thyme. Add remaining blood orange slices and thyme around the chicken. Pour white wine into the bottom of the pan and add to oven.

Cook for 25 minutes at 450 degrees and lower temperature to 375 degrees. Cook for approximately an hour until a meat thermometer register 165 degrees when tested into the middle of the thigh meat.

Now the most important step. Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before you carve. Then enjoy!

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