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. 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.

      • 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…

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