Roasted orange chicken with orange and rocket salad

An interesting salad made with simple, affordable fresh ingredients that are available all year round. This is a nutritious weeknight gem that the whole family can enjoy.

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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Roasted orange chicken with orange and rocket salad
  • 1/3 cup (115g) orange marmalade
  • 1/2 bunch oregano, coarsely chopped
  • grated rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 750 gram chicken thigh fillets (see notes)
  • 3 oranges, segmented
  • 100 gram baby rocket (see notes)
  • 2 celery stalks, cut into chunks diagonally
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil


Roasted orange chicken with orange and rocket salad
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 240°C or 220°C fan forced. Line a baking tray with lightly oiled foil.
  • 2
    Combine marmalade, oregano, lemon rind and juice in a shallow bowl. Add chicken and turn to coat in marinade. Season well and roll up each thigh fillet, enclosing a little marinade. Place on prepared tray and roast for 20 minutes, basting regularly, until cooked.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, place orange segments, rocket and celery in a bowl. Drizzle with oil, season to taste and toss gently to combine.
  • 4
    Serve roast chicken with salad and drizzle with juices.


If the children find rocket too peppery, you can use a plain lettuce, like iceberg, instead. Instead of roasting, you can cook the chicken under a preheated grill for about 5 minutes each side.

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