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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!
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Jan. 16, 2010 7:20 pm
Love your blog and love your creativity! did I spell that right?! The fact that your DH suggests ways to cook is great too!
Jan. 16, 2010 7:28 pm
You are so funny WW..:) I've been looking for blood oranges here in northern AZ, but can't find them anywhere. I've never tried them either, and it sounds like this dinner was so great! And horseradish potatoes?? MMmmmmmm....
Jan. 16, 2010 7:33 pm
OH man , is my mouth ever watering! This sounds so danged good. I think I'm going to copy your recipe this week. Thanks WW!
Jan. 16, 2010 7:57 pm
Sounds and looks delicious! I'll have to try blood oranges sometime!
Jan. 16, 2010 8:08 pm
Yum! That sounds really good WW. I've always wanted to try a blood orange. Maybe we will get them over here soon.
Jan. 16, 2010 8:13 pm
Don't you just love it when you start something cooking and then just know that what you planned needs to change! That's why working in the kitchen is such a rewarding/darned (depending) venture!
Jan. 16, 2010 8:50 pm
Looks so very delicious. Blood oranges are super tasty! I never thought of making them with chicken, I usually use lemons but will try this next time!
Jan. 17, 2010 3:40 am
I've seen the blood red oranges, but have never bought any. Your broccoli sounds delicious! Pour hubby, just think of all the ideas he misses when he sleeps through the food channel!
Jan. 17, 2010 10:13 am
Mmmmm, WW, that sounds wonderful!!!! Will have to try the broccolli, sounds awesome. I see blood oranges occasionally and will have to give them a try! Don't know about your guy but mine always wakes up if I change the channel, "Hey, I was watching that!", he says!! Yes, dear.... ;)
Jan. 17, 2010 10:17 am
At least today he is going to a friend's house to watch the game...the TV is mine hahaha!
Jan. 17, 2010 10:25 am
i looove blood oranges. here in bc we get these buckbrand oranges from california and they are delicous! and .99 cents a pound is a good deal. i think the most i paid for them once was 2.39 a pound! but sooo worth it!! i love reading your blogs and i really like the blood orange stuffed chicken idea thanks!
Jan. 17, 2010 10:47 am
I love Blood Oranges (Moros) for cooking and baking...not big on eating them plain...nice idea with the chicken, ww!
Jan. 17, 2010 10:57 am
They might make an awesome, different screwdriver, as well.
Jan. 17, 2010 11:30 am
I have heard of blood oranges, but have never bought them. I don't think we have them here in Ohio??? If I see them though I will try them. Wonder if the store sells blood orange orange juice?
Jan. 17, 2010 2:36 pm
I like trying new fruits too. I haven't seen blood oranges here, but will look for some when we are on vacation.
Jan. 17, 2010 9:13 pm
WW we had steak and broccoli here on Whidbey tonight.. I was thinking for your next international meal, if you go for Swedish let me know. I have a dessert that is wonderful but also rather inexpensive to make. In fact when I do make it, the butchers all look at me funny. My grandmother introduced me to suet pudding when I was little and I love it still today. I will find it and put it on the site. Tina
Jan. 18, 2010 5:12 am
I've had those oranges before, the color is really quite startling! Next time I see them I will try this chicken- sounds great!
Jan. 18, 2010 6:09 am
The chicken is fantastic..if you can't find blood oranges, just use regular oranges!
Jan. 18, 2010 7:27 pm
My blood orange tree is super heavy w/oranges! We had to support the branches w/chairs (it's a dwarf) so the branches wouldn't break off. If that happens next year we will thin out the fruit.
Jan. 18, 2010 7:55 pm
How do you use them, goodeats?
Feb. 6, 2010 1:59 pm
I saw your post the other day and thought it was a great idea to try! My only thing I did different was I used chinese five powder on the chicken then baked it breast-side down.
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I've been married to my husband for almost 10 years. My husband is a cancer survivor. We live in SW Washington state about 30 miles Mt. St. Helens, but I'm originally from Forks, the little town made famous by the Twilight series. First, I am a food writer. My blog is called Baked Lava and I'm currently cooking my way around the world, a meal from every country and territory and lots of original recipes. I feature my original recipes in a monthly column for our local newspaper. I've had my blog featured in Trailblazer Magazine. I love my container garden and the community garden that I've helped get started. My garden passion is growing rare heirloom tomatoes. I admin several garden groups on Facebook. I love to create new recipes. I don't have children unless you count the 4-legged variety. I am a multiple prize-winning nature photographer. I am also a professional cook and work in the food industry and continue to further my education with every opportunity that comes my way.
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