Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

If you didn’t already love me, you are going to love me now because this is the easiest roasted chicken recipe I have ever posted. The Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze requires no stuffing, no chopping vegetables or herbs, in fact you don’t even need a roasting pan, a cast iron pan will do.
This recipe brought to you by La Tourangelle, makers of fine artisan oils. 

Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

The Super Easy ‘How To’ (and some pictures to make you hungry)

All that you have to do to prep this chicken is brush the skin with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Then place in a cast iron skillet and roast for an hour. Finish by brushing with a glaze of honey, lemon, olive oil and butter the last 15 minutes! That’s it!

When using so few ingredients it is important to make sure those ingredients are great quality. Be sure to use fresh squeezed lemon juice, grass fed butter, your favorite raw honey and organic, extra virgin olive oil. I use an organic Extra virgin olive oil from La Tourangelle. You can buy direct from La Tourangelle or on Amazon.

Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

The glaze gives this chicken a crispy, golden, flavorful skin.

Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

And your entire house will smell heavenly!

Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

Be sure to save all the bones to make homemade broth for soups!

Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

The Recipe: Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

Tips and what you will need: If you are a little unsure about knowing when a chicken is done an Instant Read Thermometer might help. I cook this chicken in a large cast iron skillet! (affiliate links). This recipe is gluten and grain free. I use an organic Extra virgin olive oil from La Tourangelle. You can buy direct from La Tourangelle or on Amazon.

5 from 5 votes
Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time
1 hr 25 mins

A very easy and delicious roasted chicken that requires very little prep!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: comfort food, easy dinner recipe, kid-friendly recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Linda Spiker
  • 1 - 4 to 4½ pound chicken if you use a larger chicken allow more cooking time
  • olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • pepper
Lemon Honey Glaze:
  • 1/4 cup olive olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • pinch of sea salt pinch of pepper
  1. If possible, remove bird from fridge an hour before prepping. This allows for more even cooking
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place oven rack in bottom third of oven.
Chicken Prep:
  1. Remove giblets from chicken (save for later if making broth) rinse chicken inside and out and pat dry with paper towels.
  2. Brush entire chicken with olive oil.
  3. Season entire chicken with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, place in cast iron pan breast side up.
  4. Tuck wings behind back, and tie legs with cooking string or silicon bands.
  5. Place in oven and bake 1 hour 15-20 minutes (total), basting with glaze the last 15-20 minutes.
Lemon Honey Glaze:
  1. While chicken is cooking place all ingredients for glaze into a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes, stirring. Allow to thicken slightly. Remove from heat.
  3. When chicken has been in the oven for an hour begin brushing chicken with glaze every few minutes for 15-20 minutes until skin is a golden crispy brown. Dip brush into chicken juices when brushing too! Yum!
  4. Remove chicken from oven and allow to 'rest' tented under foil for 10 minutes. Then carve. Pour drippings over meat and serve!

More Recipes and Roasting/Carving Tips!

For more recipes incorporating healthy oils visit the La Tourangelle Recipe Page or follow La Tourangelle on Pinterest!  You can also find La Tourangelle oils on Amazon. For Everything You Need to Know About Roasting a Chicken Recipe and seven more roasted chicken recipe click here. for homemade broth in the Instant Pot here. Homemade broth on the stove or crock pot here. Learn to carve a chicken here.


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55 thoughts on “Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

  1. This looks amazing and I love how easy it is to make! Chicken dishes are by far my favorite! The lemon honey glaze sounds amazing and fresh for this time of year.

  2. The addition of the lemon honey glazy sounds amazing! And so fresh for Spring and Summer. I seriously want to give this a try this weekend – even if just on regular chicken. Love this! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

  3. Looks lovely! If I ever cook a chicken again — I let my mom do those things now I don’t live on my own anymore — I’ll be coming back for this recipe!

  4. This looks fantastic! Love the ingredients for the seasoning and it makes the perfect weekday or Sunday meal! xo

  5. Um, yum! These pictures are outstanding. It’s before 8 in the morning and I’m wanting roasted chicken for breakfast lol. I will be preparing this for my family soon! Thanks for sharing.

  6. This is one of my favorite go-to flavor combos for roast chicken as well! So simple, and SO delicious, Your chicken looks amazing here with the honey glaze! I keep seeing this olive oil but haven’t tried it yet, so I think it’s time I check it out.

  7. Such a brilliant idea to cook it in a cast iron pan! I love cooking whole chickens, especially when the recipe is this easy. I do have a question. Do you buy your La Tourangelle online, or is it carried in grocery stores?

  8. 5 stars
    Delish! Stuffed bird with some lemon, garlic and green onions and then added the glaze as suggested with just a touch of lime, since I had one on the counter begging to be used. I can’t recall enjoying a chicken recipe like this for the longest, thanks so much. Even my picky eating son could not find anything to criticize : )

  9. Could I do this in a crock pot? How long would I cook it for? Would it need a base of some kind like chicken broth so it wouldn’t burn on the bottom? Thanks.

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