Castella Imports

Citrus & Garlic Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

1 (5-6lbs) Whole Roasting Chicken (cleaned)
1/4 tsp Salt
12/4 Tsp. Castella Black Pepper Ground
1 Orange, quartered
1 Lemon, quartered
1 Garlic Bulb, halved crosswise
3 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
2 (14-ounce) Chicken Broth (low salt)
1/4 Cup Frozen Orange Juice Concentrate (thawed)
1/4 cup Castella Lemon Juice
2 Tbsp. Aegean Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tbsp. Castella Oregano Leaves
Kitchen String or Butcher Twine    

Method

  1. Position the rack in the center of the oven and preheat to 400 degrees F.
  2. Pat the chicken dry and sprinkle the cavity with salt and pepper. Stuff the cavity with the orange, lemon, and garlic halves. Then tie the chicken legs together with kitchen string to help hold its shape.
  3. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper. Place a rack in a large roasting pan and place the chicken, breast side up, on the rack in the pan. Roast the chicken for 1 hour. Basting occasionally and adding some chicken broth to the pan, if necessary, to prevent the pan drippings from burning.
  4. Whisk the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, oregano, and chopped garlic in a medium bowl to blend. Brush some of the juice mixture over the chicken, after it has baked 1 hour. Continue roasting the chicken until an instant-read meat thermometer inserted into the innermost part of the thigh registers 170 degrees F, basting occasionally with the juice mixture and adding broth to the pan, about 45 minutes longer.
  5. When the chicken is done, transfer it to a platter. Tent with foil while making the sauce (do not clean the pan).
  6. Sauce: Place the same roasting pan over medium-low heat. Whisk in any remaining broth and simmer until the sauce is reduced to 1 cup, stirring often, about 3 minutes. Strain into a 2-cup glass measuring cup and discard the solids. Spoon the fat from the top of the sauce. Serve the chicken with the pan sauce.