Orange marinated chicken Quick and easy recipe

Orange marinated chicken : for this dish I used citrus fruits for the marinade, modifying something and adding the orange jam (or orange sauce), the one used to accompany cheeses is also fine. I prepared a marinade with orange, lemon, oil, garlic and parsley, all ingredients that we normally have at home. The result was fabulous! Very easy, just prepare everything an hour before serving. Try it!

Ingredients for 3 chicken drumsticks

  • 3 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons of orange marmalade
  • 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • parsley (or fresh rosemary)
  • salt

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How to make orange marinated chicken

Wash and remove the skin from the chicken drumsticks, dry them with absorbent paper and make some cuts on the surface, cut a few slices of lemon and orange and prepare the marinade by putting the juice of half a lemon and half orange, 2 wedges of garlic, 5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, parsley or fresh rosemary if you prefer and a pinch of fine salt.

Orange marinated chicken

Put the marinade, the chicken drumsticks and the orange and lemon slices in a bag to freeze the food and close it, let it rest at room temperature for half an hour, or for a few hours but in the fridge (one night would still be better) shake the sachet from time to time to better distribute the marinade.

Orange marinated chicken

put a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, open the bag and take the chicken drumsticks, place them on the parchment paper, add the slices of citrus fruits and the garlic cloves and the sprigs of rosemary, but NOT add the marinating oil. Cooking will take place without adding oil. Bake in a preheated oven at 220 ° for 40 minutes, when 5 minutes are missing at the end of cooking, spread the orange marmalade on the chicken and bake again for the last 5 minutes of cooking. The chicken will be ready when the sauce has shrunk and when a golden crust has formed on the surface.

Orange marinated chicken

And your orange chicken is ready. Enjoy your meal!

WINE TO MATCH: Beaujoloise Village

For most of the wine pairings of this blog I have consulted the site: www.bodegasdevino.org

Orange marinated chicken

Orange marinated chicken

Enjoy your meal!

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