Chicken A L'orange

Course : Chicken
Serves: 4
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3 Medium oranges
1 whole chicken -- about 3 lbs
1 large onion -- chopped
2 tablespoons butter -- cut into small piece
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 medium orange slices -- optional

Preparation / Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 F. Squeeze juice from oranges (makes about 1 1/2 cups) and set juice aside. Stuff orange skins inside chicken cavity. Place onion in a shallow roasting pan and dot with butter. Place butter on top of the onion and sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Pour the orange juice around the chicken. Bake uncovered 1 hour, basting occasionally with pan juices. Sprinkle chicken with brown sugar and bake 15 more minutes, or until chicken is golden outside and no longer pink inside (a meat thermometer inserted at the inner thigh should read 180 F). Transfer chicken to a serving platter. Place roasting pan over medium-high heat and simmer the pan juices rapidly until slightly thickened and darkened. Skim off any fat and serve with chicken. Garnish with orange slices, if desired.


Nutritional Information:

928 Calories (kcal); 64g Total Fat; (63% calories from fat); 66g Protein; 19g Carbohydrate; 355mg Cholesterol; 1121mg Sodium

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