Israeli orange chicken

Yield: 8 servings

Measure Ingredient
5 pounds Chicken, roasting
2 Oranges, whole
1 large Onion, cut in large slices
½ cup Orange juice, fresh
2 tablespoons Ginger, freshly grated
2 tablespoons Honey
½ cup Wine

Rinse and dry chicken. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Insert one whole orange in the chicken. Place in roasting pan, breast side down. Surround with onion slices.

Mix juice with the ginger, and pour over the chicken. Roast uncovered at 350 deg F for ½ hour.

Remove chicken from the oven, turn over, and smear with honey.

Suround the chicken with the secon orange, sliced, and return to the oven. After five minutes, baste with wine and pan juices. If browning too quickly, cover with foil. Baste again, after ½ hour.

continue cooking until drumsticks are removed easily, about 1 more hour.

Remove the orange from the chicken, and slice it. Garnish with herbs, as per taste.

Note: Haroset makes a good stuffing for this dish....

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