Orange Whole Chicken

4 – 6 Servings


  • 1 Pristine Foods whole chicken
  • 2 oranges, sliced

Ingredients. Seasoned Butter

  • ½ stick of butter, room temperature
  • ½ tablespoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ tablespoon minced garlic

Ingredients. Orange Sauce

  • 4 large oranges juiced, or 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • ¼ cup water


  1. Mix the ingredients for the seasoned butter in a small bowl. Set the seasoned butter aside.
  2. Combine orange juice, marmalade, soy sauce, and brown sugar in a small pot. Cook on low / low medium heat until the brown sugar is dissolved.
  3. After the brown sugar is dissolved, turn the heat to low.
  4. In a separate dish, mix water and corn starch.
  5. Stir the cornstarch mixture into the orange sauce until the sauce is thickened enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  6. After the orange sauce is thickened properly remove the orange sauce from low heat.

Directions to bake the Chicken:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Place chicken in a roaster pan.
  3. Gently pull skin loose from chicken breasts and smear seasoned butter between skin and meat.
  4. Slide orange slices between the skin and meat.
  5. Pull skin back to cover meat as much as possible.
  6. Place a few orange slices on top of the chicken.
  7. Cover with lid or foil. Ensure that the foil or lid does not contact the chicken.
  8. Spoon the sauce over chicken every 20 minutes.
  9. Remove cover once internal temperature reaches 155°F on a thermometer.
  10. Baste with melted seasoned butter and continue to bake the chicken until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  11. If you prefer crispier skin broil the chicken on 450°F for 3 – 5 minutes.
  12. Remove the chicken from the oven. Liberally apply orange sauce to the chicken. Let the chicken rest for 15 minutes before serving.

Special Notes

  • Serve with steamed rice and Asian vegetables.
  • A great idea is to carve the chicken before serving. Then liberally apply the remaining orange sauce to the chicken pieces.

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