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Citrus Baked Chicken

Citrus Baked Chicken

Here is the recipe for an easy baked chicken with the refreshing and lively citrus and garlic flavor.I was looking around for a sticky citrus flavored chicken and found some very tempting recipes in the net. I tweaked some recipes into one that suits my preference and taste and it came out delicious. This is a great recipe for simple and quick meal. Marinated the chicken and leave it in the fridge overnight(for better results) and  place it in oven and bake.I have used orange marmalade,sugar free variety to baste the chicken and give it a rich tangy, sweet coating and glaze.

Chicken Drumsticks- I used 4

For the marinade
Juice of one orange
Juice of half lemon
Lemon zest- 1/2 tsp
Orange Zest - 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Ginger paste- 1 tsp
Soya sauce- 3 tsp
Vinegar- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
Shredded chilly- 1/2 tsp (optional)
Cloves - powdered-3-4
Cinnamon powder- a pinch
Sugar- 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tsp

To baste the chicken
Orange Marmalade-3 tsp
Orange juice- 1/2 orange
Crushed garlic-2 pods
Soya sauce- 1 tsp

Clean and remove chicken skin and pat dry (removing the skin is optional). If you like you can make slits in chicken so that the marinade penetrates.Whisk all the ingredients listed under marinade and mix with the chicken. Cover and put it in the refrigerator over night or at least for three hours.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place in a foil lined baking pan. Arrange the marinated chicken pieces leaving little space between them. Bake for thirty minutes.

While the chicken is baking, whisk together the marmalade, soy sauce orange juice and crushed garlic.Take the chicken out and baste (using a pastry brush) with the marmalade mixture. Reserve a little for later use.Return to the oven and bake for another 15 minutes or till the outer gets a caramelized color . Baste once again and put it back into the oven for 5 more minutes. Let it cool down a bit before serving.

Try this..
Hope you will all enjoy.


  1. that sounds like a perfect appetiser idea..

  2. Pretty much flavorful chicken to make, the citrusy touch will enhance the taste a lot better i guess.

  3. Really tempting, Suja...wish i could get it now.. :)

  4. Looks very tempting Suja..basting does help in retaining some flavour..lovely click as well..hugs and smiles

  5. OMG....that first pic is mind-blowing...very interesting chicken recipe...will surely try this sometime..

  6. wow... mouth watering chicken... delicious and perfect...

  7. looking great n iam sure i tastes best....awesoem one yaar....

  8. Simply mouthwatering chicken. Wonderfully prepared dear.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. wow, mouthwatering chicken, sure it would have tasted awesome, looks superb dear :)

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  10. My God,who can resist this one..It's perfect..With the kind of ingredients you have used,the way you perfectly grilled it...Super tempting!

  11. My God,who can resist this one..It's perfect..With the kind of ingredients you have used,the way you perfectly grilled it...Super tempting!

  12. wow....yummy n mouthwatering dear.....superb

  13. I like the second picture. It looks delicious and healthy! Yum!

  14. Cant resist to bite the chicken piece...Yummy

  15. Pics are mindblowing.......awesome preparation.

  16. Oh my ! This is making me hungry. I must pass on a message from one of my friends to you. She told me she comes here for her dinner ideas most of the days :-)

    1. Thanks Namitha and also thank your lovely friend,so happy to know that she likes these recipes :)

  17. Its so yumm n droolworthy Chicken Dear. Clicks r Fabulous U shd start a photoblog soon.

  18. Wow, Super yummy Chicken.You have an award in my blog dear :)

    1. Thanks for the sharing the award,thanks for the encouragement.

  19. wow suja the flavours and the pic is so so temptg

  20. wow..what a yummy looking chicken. perfect colour..bookmarked to try

  21. hi jay, wow! your chicken looks so cool, very delicious. i can finish that 2 pieces. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day

  22. thoughtful recipe... wish to try it

  23. vaayil kappal odikkanulla vellamundu Sujaa.. im drooling here :)

  24. i'm still waiting for dinner, wish i could grab ur chicken as a starter!! :)

  25. OMG Suja that looks soooo tempting :)

  26. wow....dear...Im seriously drooling here :-) fabulous!!!!!I have awards for u in my space.....plz accept :-)

    1. Thanks so much for the award,it is a lot of sweet of you:)

  27. That is such a wholesome meal looks very yummy with lots of flavors.

  28. U have ana ward in my space.accept is the link.......Thank u......

    1. Thanks Maha for sharing the lovely award, so sweet of you:)

  29. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)


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