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    Sephardic Roast Chicken With Orange, Lemon, and Ginger

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    3 hrs

    30 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins

    Oolala's Note:

    "Ginger adds a distinctive flavor to this roast chicken. The history of ginger in Jewish cooking began when it arrived in Italy with Sephardic Jewish emigrants from North Africa around 200 B.C." From a Shop Rite calendar for Passover. I would season chicken with garlic powder as well as salt and pepper but the recipe doesn't call for garlic.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
    2. 2
      Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
    3. 3
      Grate zest from 1 orange and from only 1 of the lemons and reserve it.
    4. 4
      Cut the zested lemon into quarters and rub the outside of the chicken with the lemon quarters and discard them.
    5. 5
      Cut the zested orange into quarters and also cut the other lemon into quarters and reserve them.
    6. 6
      In a small bowl, stir together lemon and orange zests and 1 tablespoons of the grated ginger and rub this mixture evenly inside cavity of the chicken.
    7. 7
      Put the orange and remaining lemon quarters inside body and neck of the chicken and season chicken all over with salt and pepper.
    8. 8
      Place the chicken on a rack set in a shallow roasting pan.
    9. 9
      In a small bowl stir together margarine or oil, citrus juices, honey, and remaining 2 tablespoons of grated ginger.
    10. 10
      Place chicken on the middle rack of the oven and roast for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until a meat thermometer inserted in the fleshy part of thigh registers 170 degrees F. and juices run clear.
    11. 11
      Baste with the citrus juice mixture at least 4 times during roasting.
    12. 12
      *If chicken is browning too quickly, tent with foil.
    13. 13
      Transfer to a platter and let rest for 10-15 minutes before carving chicken.
    14. 14
      Garnish with orange sections.

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    • on March 01, 2009


      Fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Nutritional Facts for Sephardic Roast Chicken With Orange, Lemon, and Ginger

    Serving Size: 1 (362 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 683.0
    Calories from Fat 435
    Total Fat 48.3 g
    Saturated Fat 13.0 g
    Cholesterol 178.2 mg
    Sodium 278.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 18.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 15.2 g
    Protein 42.8 g

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