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Serve this delicious Portuguese style orange chicken recipe (receita de frango com laranja) with some plain rice or a salad.
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Portuguese Style Orange Chicken Recipe
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Portuguese Style Orange Chicken Recipe

Portuguese Style Orange Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

4 chicken legs, with skin1 red onion, cut into slices3 cloves of garlic, crushedJuice and zest of 1 orangeJuice of 1 lemon1 sliced ​​orange1 sprig of fresh thyme1 sprig of fresh rosemaryOlive oil (to taste)Salt and pepper (to taste)
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  • This site uses US measurements.

    Directions

    1. Peel and cut the onion into slices.
    2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, garlic and lemon juice and marinate for two hours.
    3. In a large frying pan that is oven safe, heat two tablespoons of olive oil and once it is hot, add the chicken legs (drained from the marinade) and fry them until brown on all sides.
    4. Add the sliced ​​onion on the bottom, the chicken on top, then the orange zest, orange slices, the thyme, rosemary and drizzle with the orange juice.
    5. Place the pan in a preheated oven at 200°C or 400°F for about 35 minutes or until the meat is well cooked. 
    6. During cooking, occasionally turn the meat over, so that it is evenly cooked.
    Recipe & Photo Credit: piccolericette.net


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