Spiced Roast Chicken with Orange-Cilantro Chimichurri

Spiced Roast Chicken with Orange-Cilantro Chimichurri IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Spiced Roast Chicken with Orange-Cilantro Chimichurri IMAGE

Roast chicken is so reliable and satisfying that it keeps making its way onto our tables night after night. This spiced version, served with a citrusy, herbaceous chimichurri, is an update on the classic. Make the chimichurri the day before, if you wish, and add any leftovers to potato salad, grilled meats or fish.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: March 2016

Ingredients

Orange-Cilantro Chimichurri:
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/3 cup each chopped fresh oregano and fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Spiced Roast Chicken:
  • 1 whole chicken (about 1.5 kg)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon each pepper and tumeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon each ground allspice and ground clove
  • quarter orange
  • quarter lemon

Method

Spiced Roast Chicken: Pat chicken dry with paper towel. Brush all over with oil; sprinkle with salt.

Stir together pepper, turmeric, allspice and cloves; rub all over chicken. Place orange and lemon in cavity. Place chicken, breast side up, on greased rack in roasting pan.

Roast in 400°F (200°C) oven, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 185°F (85°C), about 1 hour. Let rest for 10 minutes; discard orange and lemon. Carve chicken into portions.

Orange-Cilantro Chimichurri:
While chicken is resting, in bowl, stir oil with garlic. Stir in cilantro, oregano, parsley, orange zest, orange juice, lime juice, salt and pepper. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.) Serve with chicken.


Nutritional facts per each of 6 servings: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 389 mg
  • Sugars 1 g
  • Protein 61 g
  • Calories 658.0
  • Total fat 44 g
  • Potassium 792 mg
  • Cholesterol 221 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 3 g

%RDI

  • Iron 23.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 14.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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