Celeste Posted January 09, 2006 05:57 AM
Orange Sticky Chicken

Spice Mix for One Chicken
3 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon thyme
1 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons paprika
1 1/3 tablespoons salt

1 large roasting chicken
1 large orange

Place rinsed and prepared chicken in zip bag then rub all over, including cavity, with the garlic. Sprinkle spice mix over the chicken. Rub bag to ensure that the entire chicken has been covered. Put chicken in refrigerator overnight.

The next day (12-24 hours later), remove chicken from refrigerator and fill cavity with a whole orange cut into chunks. Put in large roaster with as deep of sides as possible and roast chicken 5 hours at 250 degrees F. After juices have formed (about 1 1/2 hours), begin basting every 30 minutes (or use a cooking bag).

If using chicken parts, bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or until done. Place the orange chunks in the bottom of the baking dish, then place the chicken parts over the orange chunks.