Chicken with Orange

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Khoresht Naranj – Chicken with Orange

This is a variation of the traditional Khoresht Naranj.
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Persian
Calories 3129 kcal


  • 1 whole chicken 1.5kg – 2kg
  • 4 navel oranges
  • 1 cup of mixed dried fruit and nuts including
  • sultanas
  • dried apricots
  • prunes
  • slivered almonds
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 green apple


  • Wash chicken and split the chicken by cutting the breastbone from top to bottom.
  • Place the split chicken in a roasting pan that has a good fitting lid.
  • Spread the dried fruit and nuts over the chicken.
  • Core the apple, slice and place over the dried fruit.
  • Slice 2 oranges and lay over the sliced apple.
  • Peel the carrots and cut into matchstick size pieces, and spread around the chicken.
  • Juice the remaining oranges and pour the juice over the chicken, and sprinkle with salt and cinnamon.
  • Roughly chop the orange skins and add to the dish.
  • Secure the lid and cook in a slow oven for about 2-3 hours till well cooked.


The surprising thing about this dish is how tasty the cooked orange skin becomes after absorbing the flavours of the other ingredients.


Calories: 3129kcalCarbohydrates: 324gProtein: 168gFat: 142gSaturated Fat: 35gPolyunsaturated Fat: 31gMonounsaturated Fat: 64gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 571mgSodium: 649mgPotassium: 5959mgFiber: 45gSugar: 225gVitamin A: 27315IUVitamin C: 364mgCalcium: 661mgIron: 15mg
Keyword Chicken
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