Monday, December 5, 2016

Simple Roasted Chicken with a Hint of Orange

My parents gave me this awesome Sicilian orange extra virgin olive oil.  I thought that would go great with chicken and I was so right! I don't know where they got it from, so if you can't find it, no worries, just some orange zest would do just fine.  The chicken is slowly roasted in the oven, then broiled to give the skin that nice, crunchy crisp.  Yum!  Enjoy!
 
Ingredients:
-4 Tbs Sicilian orange extra virgin olive oil OR the zest of a large orange plus 3 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
-1 Tbs salt
-1 Tbs pepper
-1 Tbs garlic powder
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Pour 2 Tbs of the oil on bottom of 9x13 pan.
Score the chicken (cut a couple of large slits on each thigh on the skin side). Generously season each thigh on both sides with the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place skin side up on the bottom of prepared pan. Drizzle with remaining oil and orange zest, if using that method.
Place in preheated oven and roast for 45 minutes, basting occasionally.
Leave the chicken in the oven and switch the oven from baking to broiling on HIGH.  Broil for about 5 minutes or until skin is beautifully crisp and golden brown.
Enjoy with your favorite side and veggies!

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