Honey Lemon Roasted Chicken

Honey Lemon Roasted Chicken


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If you are a chicken lover, this recipe is definitely for you. There’s nothing more appealing than a succulent steamy chicken roasted in your own oven. This recipe is surprisingly easy for the amount of flavor it packs. The sweetness from the honey mixed with the acidity of the lemon give the meal a great taste. This dish is bound to make people ask for more. You will be so proud that a dish this good came from your own kitchen. This recipe will comfortably serve 8 people.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 40 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

8 servings


  • - 7 pound chicken
  • - ¼ cup lemon juice (made from around 6 lemons)
  • - Black pepper, freshly ground
  • - Fresh thyme
  • - ¼ cup of honey, just a bit warm

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-Seal chicken in a large plastic bag (sealable) filled with lemon juice. Refrigerate for a few hours and keep turning for evenness. 

-Pat the chicken dry, sprinkle the chicken with pepper, thyme sprigs and salt adequately. Roast for 15 min at 450 degrees. 

-Brush the chicken with honey and keep roasting at 350 degrees for around 40 min as you check for doneness until cooked.

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