Orange Basil Roast Chicken Recipe
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Orange Basil Roast Chicken
Cook time: 1 1/4 hours
Makes: 6 to 8 servings
1 Reynolds Oven Bag, large size (14 x 20 inches)
1 tablespoon flour
5 to 7 pounds whole roasting chicken
8 large fresh basil leaves
1 large orange, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Shake flour in oven bag, place in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Loosen the skin of chicken over breast area by slipping your fingers or a knife
under the skin. Place basil leaves and 4 orange slices under the skin. Divide
onion slices and remaining orange slices between cavity of chicken and bottom of
oven bag. Tuck the wings under the chicken and tie legs together, if desired.
Brush chicken with vegetable oil; sprinkle with pepper. Place chicken in oven
bag on top of onion and orange slices.
Close oven bag with nylon tie; cut six 1/2-inch slits in top.
Bake 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours or until chicken is tender.
Nutritional information per 3-ounce cooked serving: 437 calories, 45 grams
protein, 7 grams carbohydrate, 25 grams fat (52 percent total calories), 140
milligrams cholesterol, 136 milligrams sodium.
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