About this recipe:A citrus spice marinade is made from olive oil, cumin, salt, oregano, garlic, lime juice and orange juice. It is used to marinate a chicken before being roasted. Serve with mashed potatoes or in sandwiches.
Makes: 1 whole chicken
125ml extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons finely chopped garlic
3 tablespoons lime juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 (2.7kg) whole chicken, cut into pieces
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Heat the olive oil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until very hot. While the oil heats, mash the cumin, salt, oregano, and garlic together into a paste in a heat-proof bowl; whisk the hot oil into the paste. Allow the mixture to cool slightly. Add the lime juice and orange juice; stir. Place the chicken in a large sealable bag; pour the marinade over the chicken and shake to assure an even coating. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, up to overnight.
Preheat an oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Arrange the marinated chicken in a roasting tin.
Bake the chicken in the preheated oven until no longer pink at the bone and the juices run clear, about 1 hour. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh, near the bone should read 82 degrees C.
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