Orange Dijon Chicken

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 40 min 4
Orange Dijon Chicken
Health Highlights
This Whole30-friendly, 5-ingredient Orange Dijon roast chicken is perfect for weeknight family suppers because it's so simple and satisfying!


3/4 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup Orange juice (freshly squeezed)
2 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (or avocado oil)
6 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 1/3 kg Chicken, drumstick
2 tbsp Parsley, Italian, fresh (minced; optional garnish)
2 tbsp Chives (minced; optional garnish)


  1. Combine the mustard, orange juice, olive oil, garlic, and salt in a large bowl. Mix well.
  2. Add the chicken drumsticks, and mix well to coat. (Yes, boneless and skinless chicken will also work, but make sure to decrease the amount of cooking time.)
  3. I recommend marinating the chicken in the morning, and cooking up the chicken in the evening—but the recipe works even if you have little or no time to marinate the bird legs. If you’re gonna marinate it ahead of time, cover the bowl with a silicone lid (my fave!) or plastic wrap, and keep it in the fridge for up to a day. (Don’t leave the chicken in the marinade for more than a day, or the texture of the meat will turn a little mushy.)
  4. When you’re ready to roast the chicken, heat the oven to 425°F (or 400°F on convection mode) with the rack in the middle position. Definitely use the convection option if you’ve got it! The circulating hot air ensures even cooking and crispy skin.
  5. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and place a stainless steel wire rack on top. Gently shake off the excess marinade and lay the chicken drumsticks in a single layer on the wire rack.
  6. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, and then flip the drumsticks over and rotate the tray 180 degrees. Continue cooking for 20 minutes or until the skin is browned and the meat is cooked through (registering 165°F for dark meat and 150°F for white meat on an instant-read thermometer).
  7. Feeling fancy? Roughly chop a handful of Italian parsley and/or chives, and sprinkle the herbs on top!

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 1683
Calories from fat 1409
Calories from saturated fat 380
Total Fat 157 g
Saturated Fat 42 g
Trans Fat 0.8 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 31 g
Monounsaturated Fat 72 g
Cholesterol 449 mg
Sodium 2051 mg
Potassium 741 mg
Total Carbohydrate 12.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.8 g
Sugars 1.8 g
Protein 57 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.1
Meat 3.8

Energy sources