Hands-On Time
10 Mins
Total Time
1 Hour 35 Mins
Yield
Serves 4
Jim Franco

How to Make It

Step 1

Adjust oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450° F. In a small bowl, combine the oil, orange zest, soy sauce, five-spice powder, ginger, pepper, and honey. Use your fingers to carefully loosen the skin from the breasts, thighs, and drumsticks. Spread the mixture evenly under the skin. Place the orange wedges inside the cavity. 

Step 2

Place a rack in a large ovenproof skillet or small roasting pan. Place the chicken in the pan. Tuck the wings beneath the chicken, as if it were placing its arms behind its head. Roast for 20 minutes. Add 1 cup water and roast until the chicken is cooked through and the thigh meat registers 180° F on a meat thermometer, about 40 minutes more.

Step 3

Use a spatula to loosen the chicken. With a wad of paper towels in each hand, transfer the bird to a cutting board. Let it rest for at least 15 minutes before carving.

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