We took a nod from goop on this fool-proof, one pan baked chicken recipe… And it is a dinner party WIN. It’s incredibly easy to make, the most “labor-intensive” part is waiting for the marinade to work it’s magic and the oven to do the job. It’s got a great balance of sweet and acidic between the citrus, herbs and [optional] agave. Whip up a small green salad and side like couscous or brown rice, and you’ve got the perfect meal! If you’re not hosting anytime soon, make this on Sunday for an amazing lunch/dinner the rest of the week. Here’s how it’s done:

Ingredients:
1 whole chicken (about 3.5 lbs), cut into 8 pieces
1 fresh bay leaf, torn
1 tsp rosemary leaves, chopped
1 heaped tbsp thyme leaves, chopped
Juice of 2 lemons
3 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp kosher salt
Cracked black pepper
2 organic lemons, thinly-sliced
2 organic oranges, thinly-sliced (original recipe calls for blood oranges)
1/3 cup white wine or rose
2 tbsp capers
1 tbsp agave nectar, optional

Instructions:

  1. Place chicken in a large glass baking dish and toss with bay leaf, chopped rosemary, chopped thyme, lemon juice, olive oil, 1 tsp salt, and about 1/2 tbsp cracked black pepper. Cover & marinate chicken at room temp for 1 hour.
  2. Arrange the chicken in a large dutch oven and pour over all of the marinade.
  3. Season each piece of chicken with a little more salt and pepper, then add lemon and orange slices to the dish (tuck in between and underneath the chicken). Drizzle over a little more olive oil.
  4. Place in oven, uncovered, at 400 degrees for about 1 hour and 15 minutes – or until skin and citrus are nicely browned & chicken pieces are cooked through.
  5. Remove from oven and add capers and agave nectar, using a wooden spoon to mix and scrape up the browned bits on the bottom.

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