Orange Cumin Roast Chicken is a flavorful and aromatic dish that combines the bright citrusy notes of orange with the warm, earthy flavor of cumin. Here’s a simple recipe to make it:


– 1 whole chicken (about 4-5 pounds)
– 2 oranges
–  tablespoons olive oil
–  teaspoons ground cumin
–  teaspoon paprika
–  teaspoon garlic powder
– 1 teaspoon onion powder
– Salt and pepper, to taste
– Fresh cilantro or parsley, for garnish (optional)


1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a roasting pan or baking dish with cooking spray or olive oil.

2. Zest one of the oranges and set the zest aside. Juice both oranges and set the juice aside.

3. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, ground cumin, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and orange zest to make the marinade.

4. Pat the whole chicken dry with paper towels. Place the chicken in the prepared roasting pan.

5. Use your hands or a basting brush to coat the chicken evenly with the marinade, making sure to rub it into the skin and under the skin where possible.

6. Pour the orange juice into the bottom of the roasting pan.

7. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for about 1 to 1 1/2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C) when measured with a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh without touching the bone.

8. Baste the chicken with the pan juices every 30 minutes during cooking to keep it moist and flavorful.

9. Once the chicken is cooked through and golden brown, remove it from the oven and let it rest for about 10 minutes before carving.

10. Garnish the roasted chicken with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired, and serve hot.

11. Enjoy the succulent and aromatic Orange Cumin Roast Chicken with your favorite side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, rice, or salad!

This Orange Cumin Roast Chicken is perfect for a special dinner or Sunday roast. The combination of citrusy orange and earthy cumin creates a delightful flavor profile that will impress your family and guests. Enjoy!



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