Recipe courtesy of Jason McNeer

Citrus Chicken in a Brown Paper Bag

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 4 hr 30 min
  • Prep: 1 hr
  • Inactive: 1 hr 30 min
  • Cook: 2 hr
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 whole chicken

1 can orange concentrate

3 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon peppercorns

1/2 cup dry rub seasoning mix

Orange Sauce:

3 cups orange juice

3 lemons, juiced

1 lime, juiced

3 teaspoons brown sugar

2 teaspoons honey (recommended: orange blossom variety)


  1. Combine ingredients for marinade in a large pot or bowl. Add the chicken and enough water to cover. Set in refrigerator overnight.
  2. Place chicken on cooking rack. Pour marinade over chicken and rub dry seasoning mix of choice inside and out of chicken. Place chicken into brown grocers bag. Set oven rack on lowest position.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Cook for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through and juices run clear.
  4. In a bowl, mix ingredients for Orange Sauce. Serve drizzled over chicken, and on the side as a dipping sauce.
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