Thursday, April 22, 2010

Honey Citrus Chicken

This is a riff on a Rachael Ray recipe I saw on TV. I honestly have no idea what she made because I was at the gym and wasn't listening, but it looked like it had Oranges and Honey and herbs. So here is my take:

One Chicken cut into parts
2 lemons
2 oranges
1 head of garlic
1/2 cup honey
1/2 onion
Kosher Salt
Dried Thyme and Oregano (Or fresh, but I dont have any fresh yet this season)

Rinse the chicken and sprinkle with the juice of one lemon and kosher salt. Refrigerate overnight or for a few hours.

Preheat the oven to 424 F

Take Garlic, cut off the top to expose the inside of most of the cloves, sprinkle with olive oil and salt. Wrap in tin foil.

In a roasting pan, place slices of oranges and the last lemon and the half an onion, sprinkle with olive oil and salt and toss to coat. Move the citrus to the side of then pan and place the chicken around, skin side up. Drizzle with olive oil, salt, oregano and thyme. Rub to coat.

In the microwave, warm the honey to make it more spreadable, drizzle that over the top of the chicken.

Place the roasting pan and the head of garlic in the oven and roast for 45 minutes or until done.

Put the chicken, citrus, onions on a platter. Squeeze out the garlic cloves and scatter them around. Drizzle with the pan juices and serve. I will serve this with some bread, some rice, and probably some corn on the cob.

This is one of those meals that forces us to slow down and savor the time together at dinner, and gives us a reason to take a much needed break from our busy lives.

I think it even deserves homemade bread and maybe a special dessert. I will let you know what I find.

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