Taste of Cyprus Local Food Chicken with orange and thyme

Chicken with orange and thyme


  • 1 chicken chopped
  • 1 ½ cup fresh orange juice (4-5 oranges)
  • 2 oranges or their peel (the orange part only) in sticks
  • 60 ml (4 tablespoons) of orange liqueur (Grand Marnier)
  • 1 spoon of fresh thyme
  • 2-3 tablespoons of sunflower oil, or corn oil
  • Salt and thick black pepper


Step 1:

Preheat the oven to 180 ° C. Heat the oil in a frying pan and partially cook the chicken. When it browns, remove it and place in a pan.

Step 2:

Heat the little liqueur a little bit  and then add the chicken in.

Step 3:

When the flames lower, add the juice and zest of the oranges, thyme, salt and a lot of freshly ground black pepper and bake the chicken in the oven for about 45 minutes.

By chef Paris Christofides

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