Crispy Chicken a l’Orange Recipe

Published on Aug 18, 2019

  by   Kristina Stosek

9 reviews

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 120 minutes Serves: 6
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This Crispy Chicken a l’Orange is utterly delicious. I based this recipe on a duck a l’orange, which originated in Italy and then migrated to France.

This Crispy Chicken a l’Orange Recipe is a delicious and easy way to cook chicken that will impress your family and guests.

The recipe features a citrusy marinade made with orange juice concentrate, butter, honey, tamari sauce, ginger and garlic.

Once the chicken is roasted, the skin becomes extra crispy, and the entire chicken is super flavorful.


orange marinade in a glass jar



start with marinating the chicken

Marinating the chicken in a tasty sweet and sour marinade gives this dish an insanely delicious flavour 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.

Then, the marinade is chilled until it solidifies into a paste. The paste is then rubbed all over the chicken.

The orange paste will flavour the chicken while it is chilling. The chicken is then roasted with fresh orange wedges. This gives this dish a fresh orange flavor.

This dinner recipe may seem complicated, but you will find that the chicken l’orange recipe is super simple.

What I love most about this chicken a l’orange is the skin. The skin is super crispy and has the most delicious tangy flavour.


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 chicken dish that is more than just roasted chicken, this recipe is for you.


whole roasted l’orange chicken on a platter


sides for chicken a l’orange

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.

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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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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