Roasted Chicken with Grapefruit Juice|

Good old roast chicken with some tangy grapefruit juice serving depends on the size of the chicken.

This recipe serves 1.


  • 1 (about 4 lbs.) roasting hen (cleaned)
  • olive oil (for rubbing)
  • kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 onion (thickly sliced)
  • 1 grapefruit


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F/175°C.
  2. Rub the whole hen with olive oil, then season to taste with salt and fresh cracked pepper.
  3. Arrange the onion slices on a roasting pan, then put the seasoned bird on it.
  4. Extract the juice from the grapefruit.
  5. Pour half of the juice over the bird and into the cavity, then tie both legs together.
  6. Roast in the preheated oven for about 75 minutes to 90 minutes, until the juice runs clear.
  7. In between cooking, keep on basting the bird every 1/2 hour using the remaining grapefruit juice.
  8. When the bird starts getting too dark, try covering it loosely with aluminum foil.
  9. After the cooking time is over, let the roasted bird rests for a few minutes before cutting.