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Island Herb Roasted Chicken

Diabetic Friendly

Yield: 4 servings


Nutrition Facts

Yield: 4 servings

Approximate Nutrient Content per serving:

Calories: 290
Calories From Fat: 153
Total Fat: 17g
Saturated Fat: 2g
Cholesterol: 59mg
Sodium: 627mg
Total Carbohydrates: 12g
Dietary Fiber: 1g
Sugars: 6g
Protein: 23g

47% Vitamin C, 7% Iron.

Please Note: Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements, products and brands used to prepare the recipe.


In food processor or blender, place garlic cloves, red onion, jalapeno pepper, parsley, cilantro, salt, cumin, oregano, orange juice and vegetable oil. Puree thoroughly. Set marinade aside.

Rinse chicken and pat dry. Gently insert fingers under skin covering the breast, thighs and drumsticks, loosening as much as possible without puncturing the skin.

Place chicken in plastic oven roasting bag. Rub marinade into meat beneath the loosened skin and into body and neck cavities. Place quartered orange and quartered onion pieces inside body cavity. Pour any remaining marinade over chicken and close bag tightly. Refrigerate overnight. Remove chicken from marinade and pat dry.

Roast chicken in a 375 degree F. oven for 90 minutes. Internal temperature should reach 180 degrees when done, measured in the deepest part of the thigh, not touching the bone.

Chicken can be grilled over medium-hot coals (or gas - medium heat) until skin is deep golden brown and meat is cooked through, about 1 hour and 40 minutes (or about 25 minutes per pound.)

Adapted from the National Chicken Council.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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