Crispy Chicken a l’Orange Recipe

Published on Aug 18, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

11 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 120 minutes Serves: 6
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This Crispy Chicken a l’Orange has an extra crispy and flavorful skin we love so much. This dish is based on a duck a l’orange recipe, which originated in Italy and then migrated to France.

whole roasted l’orange chicken with orange wedges on a platter

This is an easy way to cook chicken featuring a citrusy marinade made with orange juice concentrate, butter, honey, tamari sauce, ginger, and garlic.

The skin is extra crispy, and the entire chicken is super flavorful, setting this gluten free roasted chicken a l’Orange apart from most.


orange marinade in a glass jar

Chicken a l’Orange Recipe Details


Marinating the chicken in a tasty sweet and sour marinade gives this dish a remarkably delicious flavor and crispy skin. Yes, this dish is all about sweet and sour orange marinade.

The marinade is made by simmering the orange concentrate, orange zest, honey, tamari sauce, ginger, garlic, and butter.

Next, the marinade is chilled until it solidifies into a paste. The paste is then rubbed all over the chicken. The orange paste will flavor the chicken while it is marinating. 


The chicken is then roasted with fresh orange wedges. This gives this dish a fresh orange flavor, making the chicken extra juicy.


chicken l’orange in a dish with orange wedges


The chicken is roasted to a golden orange colour and is super flavourful throughout. If you know how to roast a chicken, you can master this French dish easily.

Chicken a l’orange doesn’t have to be made only for special occasions, even though it tastes and looks impressive. If you are looking for a gluten free chicken dish that is more than just roasted chicken, this recipe is one to try.


whole roasted l’orange chicken on a platter



Several sides go exceptionally well with this chicken dish. My favourites are mashed potatoes and stewed red cabbage with apples, but you can also add roasted veggies, garlic mashed fauxtatoes, beet salad or vegan dirty rice.

My Take on Chicken a l’Orange Recipe

The recipe is simple and quick, yet unique and special enough for company is coming dinner. The highlight of this chicken dish is the extra crispy skin with a sweet and tangy flavor. YUM!

Chicken is probably one of the most prepared foods at home. So why not try something different and delicious such as this chicken a l’orange recipe. I promise your family and guests will be impressed every time. Enjoy!

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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I am so happy to hear that Carol, thank you for sharing


I made it with chicken legs and it was so so good thank you for the recipe

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