Blood Orange Roasted Chicken & Asian Style Broccoli
Jan. 16, 2010 7:10 pm
Updated: Feb. 6, 2010 1:59 pm
I had made an orange stuffed roasted chicken before and it was fantastic. I think I say that about anything that my husband will eat without complaint. I went to the store yesterday and found blood oranges on sale for 99 cents a pound. I don't know if this is a good price or not, but I'm game, I've never had one before, so I bought 3 of them.
We ate one yesterday, just to see what they tasted like. They are rather tart and the flesh is blood red! I also bought a small whole chicken for around $2...I love it when these things go on sale. My husband came up with the idea of stuffing the chicken with the blood oranges. So I stuffed half an orange inside the bird and squeezed the other half over the top. Then I mixed butter and paprika, garlic powder and black pepper and grey salt all together and slathered the outside with this mixture. Then it went in the oven at 350 degrees for about 75 minutes.
I also picked up some fresh broccoli and was going to make a salad with it, but changed my mind because the chicken to me said Asian, so I blanched the broccoli (about half a pound) for about 3 minutes in boiling water and strained it and ran cold water over it to stop the cooking process. Then I used about 1 tablespoon of oil in a skillet that was super hot, you can use vegetable oil, canola oil, corn oil...any type will work as long as it's not olive oil. Next, I dropped 3 minced cloves of garlic down in it and as soon as I smelled it, I added the broccoli. I tossed that around in the pan for about 3 or 4 minutes (I like mine still crunchy) and turned off the burner. Next I drizzled about approximately 1 teaspoon of sesame oil over the top and tossed it around some more! So good! Add in some horseradish mashed potatoes and I've got one husband who's fat and happy and snoring away while his football game is on! I wonder if he'll notice if I change it to the Food Network? LOL!
Blood Orange Roasted Chicken
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