Easy Orange Chicken

I’m always looking for easy meals that I can make on Sunday that makes lots of extra food for the week. This chicken recipe is perfect with tons left over for lunches. The secret ingredients is fresh squeezed orange juice it helps caramelize the meat and add a little bit of sweetness.

5 Pounds chicken on the bone with skin on (see below for details)
1 Orange
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoon poultry seasoning (optional)

Chicken- you can basically use any kind of chicken as long as it’s skin and bone on. One option is to use 1 to 2 chickens and just cut them apart into pieces. Another option is to either get a pack of chicken wings, quarter legs and breast or any mix of the three.

The first step is to prepare the chicken. If you’re using a whole chicken have it cut into pieces. Start rinsing the pieces under cold water and pat dry. Place the chicken in a large bowl and add olive oil, salt, pepper and any other seasoning if using. Mix together well by hand. Now, squeeze the juice of one orange on top of the chicken into the bowl. Mix together one more time by hand trying to get some seasoning underneath the skin of each piece chicken. Next, place the chicken on a large foiled baking sheet skin side up. Bake the chicken at 450 to 500°F for about an hour and 15 minutes. Chicken is done once skin on top is a crispy dark golden brown. Serve hot and enjoy.


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