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5 from 4 votes

Chicken À L'Orange

This alternative for Duck à l'Orange uses chicken and marmalade for a faster and less pricey result. Prepare to be amazed!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Servings: 4
Calories: 607kcal
Cost: Varies


  • 8 shallots
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • pepper
  • 1 whole chicken
  • ½ cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary


  • Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • In a large shallow roasting pan, toss the shallots with 1 tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  • Cut the chicken into 10 pieces (2 drumsticks, 2 thighs, 2 wings, 2 breasts — each halved).
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the marmalade, vinegar, rosemary, remaining tablespoon oil and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Add the chicken; toss to coat.
  • Place the chicken mixture in the roasting pan, nestling the pieces among the shallots.
  • Bake until chicken is cooked through and browned and shallots are tender, 25 to 30 minutes. 
  • Serving suggestion: Serve with fresh steamed green beans and bread.


Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 542mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg