Blood Orange Chicken

This is probably one of the easiest and most delicious chicken recipes ever made. The cumin and the blood orange are a match made in heaven. Better yet, it can be on the table in about 30 minutes.

5 from 1 vote
Blood Orange Chicken
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 473 kcal
Author: Jessi Heggan
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt
  • Zest of 3 blood oranges
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3½ - 4 pounds chicken thighs with or without bones/skin
  • 5-6 orange slices
  1. Preheat the oven to 425ºF. In a large bowl, mix all the seasonings together. Add the orange zest and olive oil. Add the chicken and thoroughly coat with the spice mixture.
  2. Place the chicken in a cast iron pan or Dutch oven and place the orange slices on top. Roast for 30 minutes or until the chicken registers 165ºF with a meat thermometer.
Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 473 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 50g 77%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 222mg 74%
Sodium 974mg 41%
Potassium 563mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 37g 74%
Vitamin A 12.5%
Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 16.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography by Lillie Duncan

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