Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook Time: 1 hr 15 mins | Total Time: 1 hr 25 mins


I woke up today with a real craving for roasted chicken. Good thing that I have this recipe saved on my phone. This Orange Cumin Roast Chicken is the best thing you will ever have today! Try this recipe now and prepare to fall in love. Enjoy!



1 tbsp butter

1 large purple onion sliced cross-ways

4 cloves garlic smashed


5 sprigs of thyme

1 large navel orange. sliced

8 pieces of chicken I used legs and thighs

1 tbsp toasted cumin seeds


2 c of chicken stock

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes add more for a spicy dish

1/2 c fresh orange juice

salt and pepper


2 tbsp olive oil


Prepare the oven and preheat to 190 degrees C or 375 degrees F.

Sprinkle salt and pepper all over the chicken pieces, then rub each until well coated.


Place an oven-safe skillet on the stove and turn the heat to medium.

Add oil and allow it to become hot.

Add the chicken pieces, then cook each side for about 2 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Transfer the chicken pieces onto a clean plate.


Discard the oil from the skillet, then turn the heat to medium-high.

Add the cumin seeds and cook until lightly toasted.

Add butter right away and allow it to melt.

Add garlic and sauté until aromatic.


Add orange juice and stock. Stir until well mixed. Allow the mixture to simmer for about 2 minutes. Make sure to scrape the bottom to get the browned bits.

Put the chicken back to the skillet and toss until well coated by the sauce.

Add the onion, oranges, thyme, and red pepper flakes. Stir until just mixed.

Cover the skillet, then place it inside the preheated oven and bake for about 1 hour.


Remove the cover and bake for another 15 minutes or until done.

Remove from the oven and add more seasonings if needed.

Sprinkle freshly chopped parsley on top garnish.

Serve with rice or roasted veggies. Enjoy!