For the Rub:
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
1 orange, juiced
1 tablespoon orange zest
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper (or fresh cracked black pepper)
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes (add more or less to taste)
For the Chicken:
8 pieces of chicken (combination of leg, breast, and/or drumsticks), with skin
1 lime, quartered
1 orange, sliced
1 onion, cut into 8 sections
2-3 bay leaves
Step 1: Preheat oven to 400°F.
Step 2: Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with butter and set aside.
Step 3: Whisk together all of the rub ingredients (olive oil, garlic, brown sugar, Italian seasoning, orange juice and zest, cumin, paprika, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper) until fully incorporated.
Step 4: Use orange slices to line bottom of baking dish.
Step 5: Pat chicken pieces with a paper towel to remove any excess moisture. Generously apply rub to chicken. Place chicken pieces on top of orange slices and pour any extra rub mixture over top of chicken.
Step 6: Place lime and onion sections in between pieces of chicken, add bay leaves. Bake uncovered for 1 hour or until chicken juices run clear.