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Sweet and Tart Roast Chicken with Horseradish

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Cook Time: 1 hr. 5 min.
Lemon zest, cranberries, kumquats, horseradish, and maple syrup create an interesting sauce to accompany the spicy chicken.


  • 1 whole chicken, 3 1/2 - 4 pounds
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 lemon, zest grated
  • 1 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 cup kumquats, halved, or chopped tangerine
  • 1 Tbs horseradish
  • 3 Tbs maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs butter


  • Preheat oven to 450° F.
  • Place chicken in roasting pan; tuck wings underneath. Sprinkle chicken with salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. Cut lemon in half, squeeze juice over chicken and place lemon halves into cavity of chicken.
  • Place chicken in oven and roast 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° F; roast an additional 50 minutes or until meat thermometer registers 180° F when inserted into thickest part of thigh.
  • Remove chicken from pan, cover with foil and set aside.
  • Pour off excess fat from pan drippings. Place roasting pan on stove over medium heat; stir in chicken broth, lemon zest, cranberries, kumquats, horseradish and maple syrup. Bring to a simmer; cook until cranberries pop, stirring often. Reduce heat to low.
  • Slice chicken and arrange on serving platter. Stir butter into sauce; pour into a bowl and serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 585
  Calories from Fat 164 (28%)
(28%)Total Fat 18g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(98%)Cholesterol 293mg
(29%)Sodium 707mg
(29%)Potassium 1010mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(172%)Protein 86g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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