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if you're following the recipe I sent via email (and not web), you might be wondering "when the heck do I add the orange juice?". It's in the pan, right before you add the chicken. I missed that instruction :)

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

I’m saving this recipe for Chanukah, I think it would be delicious served along with latkes!

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YUMMM!!!

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We will prepare it for christmas 😋

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Dec 13, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

I made the recipe on Sunday, it was delicious! For ease, I used chicken pieces instead of a whole chicken. I’d add more shallots next time and maybe fewer orange slices, and figure out how to reduce the sauce to make it thicker.

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So happy to hear that! For the sauce, I would pour all of it in a separate pan (after roasting the chicken) and simmer it down until reduced by half, ORRR, add it to a pan, pour some cornstarch mixed with water in it (start with 1 tbs cornstarch + 3 tbs water) and bring to a boil until thickened :)

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Dec 13, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Thanks for the tips! I’ve got lots leftover and will reduce the sauce before serving it. I want it to glaze the chicken! BTW, I served with homemade latkes, it was a great combo for a festive dinner.

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What a combo!!! That sounds sooo delicious.

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

I made this for a Friendsgiving and it was the BEST chicken I've had in awhile. Thank you so much Carolina!!

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this made my whole day!!! so happy to hear that, Jacy 😭🧡🧡🧡

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Hi! Can you substitute the fresh herbs with dried ones? I can’t get fresh tarragon sprigs where I live. Thank you!! Would love to make this 🤗

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I used dry and it worked beautifully. I also already had some ground spices instead of whole spices - specifically the coriander- and just used them instead of buying new whole spices.

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Absolutely! It should totally work. I would add a little more dried herbs than the measurements I have for fresh, since the fresh ones are a little more flavorful :)

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Hello,

Thank you for the detailed recipe!

As fennel's arent sold where im from, what would be a better substitute or if they could be omitted, would that affect the end result negatively?

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I would use leeks (the white parts sliced in half) instead, or onion wedges or cabbage wedges. That should totally work :)

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Nov 24, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Would additing the onion wedges exclude the shallots or they can be combined as I fear the aroma would become a bit overwhelming?

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I’d keep them both, but you could totally omit the shallots if you don’t want the final result to be too onion-y :)

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Thank you, I am going to try it today.

I was looking to see if you have a y books.

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keep me posted! I don’t have a cookbook yet, hopefully will do in the future 🧡

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

May be a little too late to ask, but can I marinate the chicken on top of the oranges/fennel overnight?

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like prepping the whole pan the day before so all you need to do is pop it in the oven the next day? totally!!! just make sure to cover the whole pan with a plastic wrap while marinating, the shallot will get a liiiittle pungent in the fridge hahah

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Girl you’re on it with these comments ahah. Yes!! Ok perfect! I’m basically catering my own family’s thanksgiving and have to bring everything over to pop right in the oven. Thanks!

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hahahah, I’m in my hotline mode these days!!! there’s nothing worse than cooking a recipe, needing an answer right away and me getting back to you in 2 business days 😆

oh, definitely! that should totally work!

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Nov 23, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

If I use a Turkey, should I brine it before marinating? Can’t wait to make this!

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I would generously season the whole turkey with kosher salt all over its surface, double or triple this marinade (depending on the size of your turkey, but maybe omit some of the salt in the marinade since you’re already working with a seasoned turkey) and smear the marinade all over the salted turkey. set it over a cooling rack, over a baking pan to catch all the drippings and chill in the fridge overnight and bake the next day

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This is going to be our thanksgiving dinner instead of Turkey and I'm so excited to make it!

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I'm so happy to hear that! Hope it's a success :)

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It was fabulous! My daughter did the whole thing, and she was so proud!!! It was so tasty, and I'm excited to make the broth from the scraps tomorrow.

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Thank you for reporting back, I’m so glad it was a hit 🧡

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Nov 20, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

If I just use thighs do I have to change the oven temperature or the cooking time? I'm going to my two separate pans of 8 chicken thighs. Thanks.

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The process should be similar, you might want to cook them for a liiiitle less time, but keep the same oven temperature

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Nov 19, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Looks amazing! Can this be done with a boneless turkey breast (no skin)?

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Absolutely! That would be delicious 🧡

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

I have bone in skin on chicken thighs and most of the other ingredients- going to try with those. Looks great!

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that’s going to be delicioussss 🧡🧡🧡

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Hi do you think thyme and fresh rosemary will work as I don’t have fresh sage snd tarragon readily available

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absolutely! they will totally work :)

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Possibility to make this with thighs? I find it a bit hard to manipulate a whole chicken

sometimes.

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oh, totally!!!

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Nov 19, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

Thank you! Going to make it for sure! Have a wonderful Holiday Season 😘

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

STRAIN THE STOCK, before you freeze!!!!

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THIS!!!

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Nov 18, 2023Liked by Carolina Gelen

This flavor profile looks divine, what protein sub would you recommend for vegetarians? Thank you!

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I have this roasted mushroom recipe on food52: https://food52.com/recipes/84336-roasted-oyster-mushrooms-recipe

You could double the marinade from this chicken recipe and toss the mushrooms in it instead of the original marinade. And keep the oranges, fennel, and shallots arranged in the pan the same way, and place the mushrooms on top to roast :)

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Wow sounds amazing - thanks so much!!

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