Citrus Herb Roasted Chicken

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The tangy combination of flavors in this citrus herb roasted chicken make this recipe an instant winner. Relatively quick and easy to make too!

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 30-40 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 whole lemons, one juiced and one sliced
  • 2 whole oranges, one juiced and one sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 1/2 lbs chicken breast
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Whisk together olive oil, garlic, sugar, lemon juice, orange juice, Italian seasoning, paprika, onion powder, red flakes, salt and pepper in small bowl. Place chicken in 13x9 inch baking dish skin side up and evenly spread out. Pour olive oil mixture over chicken, making sure to coat all sides. Arrange slices of lemon, orange, and onion around and under chicken. Sprinkle generously with thyme, rosemary, salt and pepper. Bake uncovered for 30-40 minutes, or until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. Remove to serving platter and serve.

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