Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 20 MIN
Yield
Serves : 4
© Dana Gallagher

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 425°. Set the chicken, breast side up, in a medium roasting pan. Loosely stuff the cavity with the orange quarters, garlic, scallions and ginger. In a small bowl, mix the salt with the fennel and pepper. Rub the chicken with the sesame oil and season all over with the salt mixture.

Step 2    

Roast the chicken in the center of the oven for 1 hour, or until the juices run clear and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the inner thigh registers 160°. Carefully scoop the aromatics from the cavity into the roasting pan. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 10 minutes.

Step 3    

Meanwhile, squeeze the juice from the orange quarters and discard the peels. Set the roasting pan over moderately high heat. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 1 minute, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Strain the pan juices into a gravy boat or small serving bowl and spoon off the fat. Carve the chicken and serve with the jus.

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