Citrus-roasted chicken recipe

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serves: 4 - 6
Skill: easy
Prep: 15 min
Cooking: 1 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 200 kCal 10%
Fat 9g 13%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%
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  • Add a little festive flavour to chicken this Christmas by roasting chicken with clementines. Once cooked, sprinkle with parsley for extra flavour


    • 4 tbsp marmalade (preferably clementine marmalade)
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
    • 1 clove garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 level tbsp freshly grated ginger
    • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 8-12 chicken thighs and/or drumsticks
    • 4-6 clementines, or tangerines
    • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley


    • To make this chicken thigh recipe, preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas Mark 6.

    • In a large bowl, mix together the marmalade, olive oil, mustard, garlic, ginger and seasoning. Slash the chicken skin diagonally 3 times in each thigh/drumstick. Add the chicken to the bowl and coat it in the marmalade mixture.

    • Spread the chicken pieces out in a large roasting tin and pour over any of the marmalade juices in the bowl.

    • Thinly slice the clementines, or tangerines, and place over the chicken pieces, pressing some in between the pieces.

    • Cover roasting tin with foil and place in the centre of the oven. Bake for 20 mins, then remove foil and bake for a further 30-40 mins, basting occasionally, until chicken is starting to turn golden and the juices run clear when flesh is pierced. Remove from the oven and sprinkle parsley over before serving.

    Top tip for making Citrus-roasted chicken

    The cooled chicken can be packed in a suitable container and frozen for up to 1 month. Allow itto defrost beforethoroughly reheating.

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