Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

These Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs are roasted in a flavorful citrus and herb marinade that turns into a wonderful glaze..

Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

What I lve about the Christmas season? It’s BUSY! There are tons of parties, relatives are coming home from abroad, there’s a lot of fetching from airports, lots of lunches, lots of dinners, lots of coffees. There’s lots of work, laundry, and food — makes it so hard to lose weight…*sniff*. There are a gazillion of birthdays (including mine)!

What I don’t like about it? It’s BUUUSSY! Schedule is hectic and you really have to plan around. I haven’t done my Christmas shopping! Traffic is horrendous. That 30 minute ride to the mall now takes 2 hours. There’s lots of work, laundry, and food — makes it so hard to lose weight…*sniff*.

I’m not a grinch, of course, and I am enjoying — basking, even — in the busiest, most wonderful time of the year.

Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

We haven’t been home much and had been eating out a lot lately with family. When we are home though, we feel like there’s a mountain of chores all ready to attack us. So what we do is cook food which you can leave in the stove so we can multitask. This Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs is one of those recipes which allow you to do some other things while cooking and yet  give you something flavorsome to eat later.

I have done a version of this way back in 2009 (click: Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken) but I like using chicken thighs now because the meat doesn’t become too dry even if you over cook it.

Orange and rosemary is still one of my favorite flavor combinations and it is so good with chicken!

Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

It’s fifteen days to go until Christmas. I hope you’re at least half done with your Christmas shopping. We might be dropping by the mall today to finish ours.

This dish looks so good when served using this Cast Iron Skillet. You can buy your here:


Orange Rosemary Roasted Chicken Thighs

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 6 pieces Chicken Thighs
  • 2 oranges
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary or fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • salt and pepper


  1. Combine olive oil, rosemary, minced garlic, soy sauce, 2 tbsp sugar, salt and pepper and the juice of one orange. Mix well.
  2. Marinate chicken pieces in the mixture for half a day or overnight.
  3. Roast chicken in an oven at 220ºC for 20 minutes. Then reduce temperature to 190ºC and continue roasting for 15 – 20 more minutes or until chicken is brown.
  4. Baste chicken with leftover marinade from time to time.
  5. Add orange slices and continue baking for 5 minutes until the fruit caramelizes.
  6. Serve with brown rice.

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116 Responses

  1. sooo this is what happened to my oranges? LOL

    I love chicken and oranges din eh.. gustong gusto ko ung Chicken orange ng chowking before. subukan ko nga ito pag nakabili ulit kame ng oranges

    1. I want to try this may natikman na ako sati orange chicken. Ang sarap perfect combination.

    1. I wanna try rosemary ,it fits to all ,that is mouth watering ❤️

  2. I love to cook like this one with chicken, pork or beef meats. Instead of oven-cooking, grilled chicken is the best for this recipe. Well, for different style of cooking, Also, I’ll try this with milkfish.

  3. I love roasted chicken. I also love recipes that allow me to do other things while cooking. This recipe looks promising. I want to try it.

    1. Wow..Mommy Ang Sarap po siguro nito..Nakakatakam po

  4. I really regret not having an oven 🙁 Anyway, nagutom ako bigla sa post na ‘to, hahahaha! Keeping this recipe in mind para i-push ko na talaga ang pagbili ng oven, hahahaha,

  5. This looks like a delicious meal to make! I love the idea of orange rosemary roasted chicken thighs, as I am never quite sure how to cook up chicken thighs!

  6. Thanks for sharing this recipe. This sounds like a new and interesting way for us to prepare chicken thighs. I am looking forward to trying it out.

  7. How festive is this recipe! I love rosemary on chicken and if you add citrus like orange, that will definitely make the flavor even more lovely! Thanks for this super yummy recipe! I’d love to keep it.

  8. Your food photos are awesome. I would love to try this recipe if I can remember buying rosemary. I’ll tell you about it once I have tried it. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. I bet this recipe was delicious and my wife should know about this recipe so she can cook this with us. Glad you share this

  10. Omg. Absolutely looks yummy I need to try this for our dinner. So glad you share this recipe

  11. Wow! This looks super good. I’m just beginning to appreciate food with oranges. The citrus flavor is a great oomph to the dish.

  12. Oh wow, looks so yummy! Saved it for future cooking. Thanks for giving me another chicken dish! Looks easy to do too! : )

  13. Oh my LArd! now am hungry! I too have done this with lemons but i agree that the kids might like oranges better, I hope to be able to try this recipe in the near future! thanks for sharing

  14. I love this recipe! I used to eat an orange chicken meal in a fast food before until it’s gone in their menu.

  15. You are so thoughtful to share this recipe, I love chicken dishes and I think this one looks really appetizing.

  16. Will surely try this. We have some oranges supposedly for my baby but i will just use them for our chicken. I know my son would understand. Ihihi

  17. Why does this post make me hungry? I’d like to try your recipe, it looks delicious. Nice plating.

  18. I haven’t tried a recipe with oranges on it. We just consume our orange as is or ass juice, I will give this a try.

  19. We usually put rosemary and thyme on our roasted chicken. Never thought of adding oranges. That looks delish. Will try making this soon. 🙂

  20. Hey, chicken recipe. Thanks for the idea. Saving the recipe so I can make it next month for a dinner party with friends. 🙂

  21. Chicken and orange? Good combination in my opinion tried a similar recipe and the sweet tangy taste of oranges made it unique. Will try this recipe thos weekend!

  22. I love roasted chickens! Even the simplest ones with just spices. I think I can pull this one off! Another addition to my to-do-recipes!

  23. Ooh, I seem to have seen this version from a magazine recently. Reading it here again is like reminding me to make it already. Okay, okay, I get the message! Hahaha

  24. Yum! Another delicious chicken recipe that I would love to try this weekend. I love orange and rosemary with chicken, best pairings ever. Thanks for the recipe Sis:)

  25. Now this is something worth to try. I haven’t tried cooking any dish that involves using orange fruit. I hope it won’t be a mess on my end if ever I give it a try. It really looks delish!

  26. This recipe looks amazing because of its easy way to oven-ccoked and the ctunchiness it gives. The lemon and rosemary adds the flavor altogether. Chicke is a versatile meat and it can give the flavor all along.

  27. What a healthy alternative to fried chicken and it looks easy to cook. I haven’t tried this kind of marinade for cooking chicken. I think it’s a must try.

  28. I love rosemary! I remember my father using it to one of his chicken dish recipe, and it really is good! I better look for a rosemary plant so we could always have it around, and so we could try your recipe. ^_^

  29. yikes… that dish makes me drool…thanks for sharin this mouthwatering recipe.. and now I am craving in the middle of the night haha

  30. Love na love ko ang kahit na anong luto ng manok. Sana ma try ko din ito minsan. Mukhang masarap.

  31. My Hubby and Elijah will surely like this dish.. we love chicken and orange ?

  32. Bagay ipanghanda po ito sa pasko or bagong gaong mommy Peachy. Ma try nga din po ito sa pasko or bagong taon.

  33. I made this for dinner tonight and I really enjoyed it! The rosemary and orange is a really nice combination. I will definitely make this again. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!

  34. This was really, really delicious. I had leftovers and my partner asked that we finish it at the next meal which we did.
    It’s also very easy and doesn’t require much time to prepare. I prepared the marinade the day before and marinated the chicken thighs the day after from 11 am to 5 pm. It was perfect!
    I just couldn’t caramelized the oranges which were tasteful nonetheless.
    What can I do to caramelize them?
    Thank you very much for this yummy, beautiful and so original recipe.

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I'm a foodie mommy living in the Philippines. I'm a mom to two daughters named PURPLE SKYE and PERIWINKLE MOONE and wife to a loving husband I fondly call peanutbutter♥. I am a foodie by heart, a coffee lover and a froyo and yogurt junkie. Learn more →






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