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Yucatan Orange Chicken

To shorten the roasting time, butterfly the chicken. Remove the backbone with poultry shears, open the chicken up like a book, and press flat on the baking sheet. Rub with the oil and smoky spice blend rub.

Servings 6
Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Total Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


  • 1/4 cup pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika
  • 1 tablespoon pure ancho chile powder
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 (4 pounds) Just Bare Whole Chicken
  • 2 medium oranges
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 jalapeño or Serrano chile, finely chopped

Nutrition Facts

Servings 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 43
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 1g 25%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 22g
Protein 36g
Calcium 5%Iron 14%
Vitamin C 26%Vitamin A 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Heat oven to 425°F. Mix pumpkin pie spice, paprika, chile powder, salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar together. Place chicken in shallow baking pan; tie legs with kitchen twine. Rub with oil and pat seasoning mixture over the entire chicken.

  2. Place in oven; roast about 1-1/4 hours or until internal temperature in thigh reaches 165°F on an instant read thermometer and juices run clear.

  3. Meanwhile, grate zest from one orange into a medium saucepan. Squeeze juice from both oranges into pan (you should have about 1/2 cup). Stir in remaining sauce ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium and simmer about 15 minutes or until reduced by half.

  4. Serve chicken with warm sauce.


Nutritional values may change if you choose to substitute another chicken product or any other ingredients. If substituting frozen chicken for this recipe, thaw before cooking.