Chicken with Orange and Sage


I featured this dish on TV today. It is a quick, delicious weekday recipe that looks and tastes wonderful without taking up a lot of time to prepare !

You will need:

1 chicken
1 chopped apple with skin on
2 oranges chopped into segments with skin on
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
Sage leaves
Olive oil
Salt and Pepper
Fresh Pink peppercorns (optional)

600g – 1kg Potatoes with skin on, chopped
1 onion
Handful chopped flat leaf parsley
1 spoon sesame seeds

To reduce cooking time when i am in a hurry, I ask my butcher to half the chicken lengthwise and lay the pieces out side by side. You can still produce a healthy and home cooked meal in under an hour.

Lay chicken halves near each other on a lightly oiled dish with a layer of chopped apples, oranges with skin on, onions, garlic and parsley. Garnish with a slices of orange and sage. Drizzle with olive oil, salt pepper and fresh pink peppercorns if you have any. Sprinkle sesame seeds on the potatoes.

Cook in a hot oven as required at 200 C for 45 minutes. We like our chicken to have a crisp skin but you can adjust cooking time according to your preference.

Garnish with more fresh sage and pink peppercorns before serving and you can take the whole roasting tray on the dinner table as it is.

Serve with freshly steamed vegetables.

This will also make an effortless Sunday lunch !



16 responses to “Chicken with Orange and Sage”

    1. Thank you, it was. I love citrus with roasted meats 🙂

  1. I love this it’s so Mediterranean, warm and comforting. I’m planning a slow chicken dish tomorrow for my post but it’s heavily French influenced. Your blog is filled with sunshine….

    1. Thank you so much, does your chicken have lots of garlic? We are literally full of sunshine here as the sun shines nearly every day of the year and I am glad I project that through my food :). Have a lovely lovely weekend 🙂

      1. Yes, it does I think it gives a greater depth of flavour and chicken loves garlic!

  2. I have been making baked/roasted chicken with everything you have in this recipe, except the orange, sage and the sesame. I cover and bake on 200C for 1.5 hour hours, uncover and put it under broil for 5 min or until browned and crisp on the top. Do you roast uncovered for the entire 45 min? Next time I make it, I am going to add the other three ingredients and do it your way.

    1. Yes completely uncovered but do remember this chicken is split on half, lengthways 🙂

  3. I love the intro “on TV”. Good works Lea

    1. I try to keep my blog real time Conor and it gives a good reference here to those looking for recipes in a specific programme or event :). Hope you are keeping well. When are we cooking Irish Conor style ? 🙂

      1. I would love to do that soon Lea. I gave a presentation yesterday on creative thinking. I presented some of Edward De Bono’s approaches. The audience were well impressed. One person wanted to know where he was from. I thought of you…

  4. Wow, orange and apple with chicken, sounds new and interesting to me, it looks delicious 😊

    Best wishes,

    1. The end result is not sweet 🙂 hope you will enjoy the new flavors 🙂

      1. It sounds great 😊😊😊

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