There I go again with the feathery one. I do think I consume chicken at least 3 to 5 times for the week. I’ll have it curried, barbecued, jerked (with Jamaican-spices), Asian style and various other styles. Clearly, it’s my go protein in a big way. And, although grocery prices are exorbitant, still chicken remains relatively reasonable compared to other protein foods.

Because I wish to obtain my money’s worth, most times, I tend to purchase the dark portions of the bird. In addition, I try to ‘kick’ off a few cents by selecting the pieces with the skin on. To me, every cent adds up. When I bring home my chicken parts, I allot a few minutes to remove the skin and then store.

Now a days, it seems like Sunday afternoon has become a major cooking day for yours truly. So, already I had my chicken parts seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic from overnight. My plan was to roast these chicken parts which I did in a heated oven at 385 degrees for 45 minutes with a squeeze of lemon along with slices of lemon.

In bowl, I combined both citrus fruits along with a teaspoon of cornstarch for thickening. I also added a pinch of salt/pepper along with a sprinkle of sugar. All ingredients were combined and then reduced on low heat. Chicken parts were then basted with a lemon and orange sauce placed back in the oven for another five minutes for a brown exterior at an increased temperature of 410 degrees.

I served my citrus chicken on a bed of roasted assorted vegetables.


Published by bblake10

I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food. Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds. I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones. I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food. Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.


  1. Your Citrus Chicken look delicious. I love the presentation. Also the ingredience were just enough, but emit bold flavor and, could be a dish for the Summer as well.
    Two thumbs up!!!!!!!

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