Uncle Ben's

Citrus & Sweet Orange Chicken Treat

Citrus & Sweet Orange Chicken Treat


Makes 4 servings

prep time 15-20 min

total time 60 min


  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) Olive oil
    1/4 cup (60 mL) Fresh orange juice
    2 tbsp (30 mL) Honey
    1 tbsp (15 mL) Apple cider vinegar
    1/4 tsp (1 mL) Each salt and pepper
    4 Drumsticks (about 14 oz/400 g)
    3 Carrots, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
    2 Parsnips, cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) pieces
    1 Red onion, quartered
    6 Whole garlic cloves
    1 Seedless orange, cut into wedges
    4 Fresh thyme sprigs
    3/4 cup (175 mL) UNCLE BEN’S® Wholegrain Brown Rice
    2 Green onions, finely chopped
    1 tbsp (15 mL) Sesame seeds


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Grease 8- x 12-inch (3 L) baking dish with half of the oil. Whisk together orange juice, honey, vinegar, remaining oil, salt and pepper.
  • Toss drumsticks with orange juice mixture; toss in carrots, parsnips, red onion, garlic, orange and thyme. Transfer to prepared baking dish. Bake for 55 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook rice according to package directions without butter. Serve chicken and roasted vegetables with rice. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.


Mix it up! Swap in rosemary instead of thyme for a little something different!

nutritional information

per Serving, 1/4 of recipe

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Rating Reviews (1)

"Delicious and easy!"


- Jill Innes (March 21, 2016)

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