KIWI ORANGE GLAZED CHICKEN with SCALLION RICE PILAF


KIWI ORANGE GLAZED CHICKEN with SCALLION RICE PILAF
1 roasting chicken (6-7 pounds)
3 oranges
1/4 cup honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 green onions, sliced and divided

1 tablespoon safflower oil
1 teaspoon sea salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon roasted corriander, ground
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 cup uncooked rice
1/2 cup cashews, chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees˚.  
  • Quarter 1 orange, set aside.
  • Grate 1/2 teaspoon zest and juice remaining oranges to 1/2 cup.
  • In a small saucepan bring juice, honey and zest to a slow boil.
  • Cook about 5 minutes until slightly thickened.  Remove from heat.
  • Thinly slice scallions.
  • Place chicken in roasting pan.
  • Fill cavity with orange quarters and scallion slices.
  • In a small food processor combine oil, salt, pepper, garlic, ginger and corriander until well blended.
  • Rub over chicken.
  • Roast 1 hour 45 minutes.
  • Brush reserved honey mixture all over chicken.
  • Roast another 15-20 minutes or until 180˚.
  • Meanwhile prepare rice according to package directions.
  • Add remaining salt.
  • Stir in sliced scallions, cashews and parsley.

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4 thoughts on “KIWI ORANGE GLAZED CHICKEN with SCALLION RICE PILAF

  1. I love cooking chicken with orange or lemon. This is a great alternative recipe for me which I am going to try soon. Great blog!I blog about traditional african style food for westerners. We have a huge kiwi contingent of people working in Botswana. Is this a fairly authentic kiwi recipe?Can I use your recipe with credits to you on my blog?http://stickychef.blogspot.com/

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