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Amazingly Easy Roasted Chicken with Lemon Honey Glaze

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
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Linda Spiker

Ingredients

Chicken:

  • 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

Instructions

  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!