Giada De Laurentiis's Garlic and Citrus Chicken Recipe

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  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. Tie the chicken legs together with kitchen string to help hold its shape. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Place a rack in a large roasting pan. 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. 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. Transfer the chicken to a platter. Tent with foil while making the sauce (do not clean the pan).
  4. 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.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 131.69 Kcal (551 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.25 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.36g 10%
Cholesterol 133.78mg 45%
Sodium 60.79mg 3%
Potassium 251.26mg 5%
Total Carbs 7.72g 3%
Sugars 5.23g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.82g 3%
Protein 10.79g 22%
Vitamin C 35.5mg 59%
Vitamin A 1.7mg 57%
Iron 3.1mg 17%
Calcium 26mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 120.92 Kcal (506 kJ)
Calories from fat 52.57 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.84g 10%
Cholesterol 122.85mg 45%
Sodium 55.83mg 3%
Potassium 230.72mg 5%
Total Carbs 7.09g 3%
Sugars 4.8g 21%
Dietary Fiber 0.75g 3%
Protein 9.91g 22%
Vitamin C 32.6mg 59%
Vitamin A 1.6mg 57%
Iron 2.8mg 17%
Calcium 23.9mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3
  • 3

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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