Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Herb Roasted Chicken with Honey Glazed

Carlos and I love roast chicken. I like it for the reason that I don’t have to cook the next day as we can have the leftover chicken for sandwich. Roast chicken may seem complicated but it is actually a pretty fast and easy dinner to prepare. All you have to do is season the chicken well and put it in the oven for about an hour 15 minutes (depend on the size of your chicken) the dinner is done. The result is classic, elegant, comforting, and delicious! It also fills your house with a wonderfully satisfying aroma.


1 (2-3 pound) roasting chicken
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
3 sprig fresh thyme – finely chopped
3 sprig fresh rosemary – finely chopped
1 lemon, halved
4 cloves garlic – finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tbsp of honey
Some vegetables like potatoes, carrots, onions, peppers

1. Remove the chicken giblets. Rinse the chicken inside and out. Remove any excess fat and leftover pin feathers and pat the outside dry. Tuck the wing tips under the body of the chicken. For today I roast it butterfly style. To do so, remove the back bones of the chicken with a kitchen scissors. Open the chicken up, and flatten it a bit with your hand.
2. Combined the salt, pepper, garlic, chopped thyme and rosemary together. Rub it all over the chicken. Set it aside to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
3. Before roasting brush the outside of the chicken with the butter and sprinkle again with a bit salt and pepper.
4. Place all the cut vegetables in a roasting pan. Toss with some salt, pepper and drizzle it with some olive oil. Spread around the bottom of the roasting pan and place the chicken on top.
5. Roast the chicken for an hour – 1 hour 30 minutes (depend on the size of the chicken) or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh. 10 minutes before the chicken is done, warm the honey in the microwave for 20 second and brush it all over the chicken.
6. Remove the chicken and vegetables to a platter and cover with aluminum foil for about 20 minutes. Slice the chicken onto a platter and serve it with the vegetables.


Dori said...

Perfect chicken, looks mouthwatering!

Anonymous said...

I love roast chicken and I also love honey glaze. This is perfect!! Look so good. Now i am thinking of roast chicken for dinner :)

Kitchen Corner said...

This looks very delicious! I think the honey give the chicken extra texture. Thanks for sharing!

zurin said...

Yes left over roast chicken can be used for a sandwich!!...but I always forget that the next day and start cooking up a rice dish....I must make my asian brain think sandwich next time..:)

That roast looks deliciously golden and would make a scrumptios sandwich!!

Nate @ House of Annie said...

I love roasted chicken. So easy to do and so flavorful! Great pics and great instructions.

Elin Chia said...

Nice! mouth watering chicken roast and my favourite too with those aroma herbs!

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

Wow what a perfect roast chicken ! I can imagine all the beautiful aroma in the kitchen...hmmmmm...yum

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I like this, I like this, will cook this weekend, plus the Japanese style of mashed potato, must be very yummy. Thanks for sharing.

Ju (The Little Teochew) said...

How did you get the roast chicken to look so beautifully golden? Anything with honey and my roast chicken will char :( Yours is fantastic!


linli said...

this looks great! everything you make looks so TASTY.

ICook4Fun said...

Meeso, thank you.

Ellie, thank you.

Kitchen Corner, you are welcome.

Zurin, ha ha we Asian just can't get away from rice :)

Nate n Annie, thank you.

Elin, yes especially using fresh herbs.

Full Timed Housefly, it is a real comforting aroma :)

Sonia, it will be good with mash potato.

Ju, just don't apply the honey on the chicken too early.

linli, thank you :)

Charmaine said...

Tried this recipe last night for dinner. My eldest girl, Ashleigh, said "it's the best roast chicken ever". Thanks again Gert!

Florentina said...

Looks absolutely delicious!