How to Honey Roast Chicken

by Natasha Jackson-Arnautu

Items you will need

  • 1 whole chicken (3-5 pounds)
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 cup of honey
  • Large shallow roasting pan
  • Spoon or baster
  • Pepper to taste
  • Salt or seasoning salt to taste
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar

Traditionally thought to be a special occasion meal, honey roast chicken can be served any night of the week. With just a few key ingredients and a little bit of patience, you can have a delicious honey roast chicken any night you like.

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Step 2

Clean and dry chicken. Make sure you've removed any fat from the chicken.

Step 3

Season all sides of chicken with salt and pepper and place in roasting pan.

Step 4

Combine olive oil, honey and brown sugar in a bowl and stir well.

Step 5

Pour mixture on top of chicken. Rub it in well, making sure to cover the entire chicken.

Step 6

Place in oven and cook about 45 minutes. Make sure chicken is no longer pink on the inside.

Tips

  • If you don't preheat the oven, heat it at 400 degrees. Use brush to rub in honey to keep your hands clean. Throughout roasting, rub excess honey mixture back on chicken.

Warnings

  • Periodically check on dish and rub honey at the bottom of baking dish onto chicken to avoid drying out.

About the Author

Natasha Jackson-Arnautu is an experienced writer and researcher who specializes in topics ranging from politics to proms. She has worked for online websites like eHow.com, Elance, Tickets-in-Stock.com and many more. She is the quintessential political junkie with both a bachelor's and a master's degree in political science.