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Sesame seeds, pepper, garlic, and dried orange peel infuse each bite of this Japanese Roast Chicken recipe with warm Asian flavors.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Andy Lyons

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prep:
35 mins
roast:
80 mins
Servings:
4
Max Servings:
6
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Japanese Roast Chicken

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 500°F. Pat skin and cavity of chicken dry with paper towels. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons Japanese 7 spice all over outside and inside cavity of chicken. Place on a small rack in a roasting pan, breast side down. Insert 2 orange wedges into cavity. Roast for 20 minutes.

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  • Turn chicken breast side up. Arrange carrots and bok choy around rack in roasting pan. Drizzle vegetables with olive oil and season with salt.

  • Reduce oven to 350°F. Roast for 1 hour more or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the thigh registers at least 170°F. Brush with 1 tablespoon butter during the last 5 minutes of roasting. Remove oranges from cavity and squeeze juices into roasting pan. Remove chicken and vegetables to a platter. Sprinkle vegetables with additional Japanese 7 Spice. Cover and let stand 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add chicken broth to hot roasting pan. Cook and stir over medium-high heat, scraping up browned bits in bottom of pan. Bring to boiling. Boil, uncovered, for about 8 minutes or until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Remove from heat; whisk in sesame oil.

  • Carve chicken and serve with vegetables and sauce. Sprinkle with fresh herbs. Serve with remaining orange wedges.

Nutrition Facts (Japanese Roast Chicken)

807 calories; total fat 53g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 11g; monounsaturated fat 22g; cholesterol 237mg; sodium 1187mg; potassium 1262mg; carbohydrates 19g; fiber 6g; sugar 10g; protein 62g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 24634IU; vitamin c 83mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 1mg; niacin equivalents 19mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 123mcg; vitamin b12 1mcg; calcium 216mg; iron 4mg.

Japanese 7 Spice Mix

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  • Shake everything together in a small jar, cover and store in a cool, dark place for up to 6 months.

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10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2