Simple, quick and appetising, absolutely the right combo when it comes to several activities.
This honey lemon roasted chicken is all about that…
It only requires few ingredients, with minor preparation work and for about an hour in the oven and you have on your table an appetising, palatable and satisfying meal which anyone would love to enjoy.
I am not sure about you, but most times all I want is a juicy, savoury dish that wouldn’t take so much time to put together, saves me time of preparation and still loaded with lots of flavor.
I always have onions bag in my kitchen and it is noteworthy that buying food items in large quantities save money and makes it easily available and reachable when needed. I also stock lemon fruits in my kitchen, although I still have the juiced one incase I run out of the fresh ones. Honey has always been on top of my kitchen list because of its highly valuable health benefits, I do use it often in most of my food.
This honey lemon roasted chicken dish is a great recipe to stick on to for days when you have visitors and also lack the time to do much.
I remember vividly when I was a kid, my mum would make her own version of roasted Chicken especially during festive periods. I was very eager to watch her do it as I liked the idea of this dish.
We often go to our local farmer’s shop to buy the chickens and I must say that I love buying my chicken fresh. Then, I looked forward to cleaning and washing the chicken thoroughly while mum would complete the cooking.
I can say from experience that chicken straight from the farmer’s shop tastes more delicious unlike the already frozen ones. I might be wrong but this is my observation. My dad also enjoys eating roasted chicken and he would even tip off my mum to prepare it specially during his friends visit to our house.
Let me just cut the long story short……….
I have always envisaged making a totally different version of my mum’s chicken dish, hence the idea for adding honey, lemon and even barbecue sauce during preparation. Even though this is not a traditional roasted chicken, I supposed it turned out quite savoury, tasty, and I will love to keep making it over and over and over again.
There are just a few simple steps to follow;
Clean and wash the chicken properly.
Stuff the chicken, add the necessary ingredients and mix thoroughly. I usually stuff chickens with either whole onion or whole fresh lemon although there are several varieties for stuffing as well.
This honey lemon roasted chicken recipe is not difficult to prepare, but it can take some time in terms of marination which is perfectly okay by me. I usually marinate my chicken before roasting as this prevents it from drying out and also enhances its flavour and juiciness.
For this recipe, I added a bit of dark soy sauce to marinate because I often use it all the time in preparing my chicken dish. It gives the chicken such an amazing taste. However, it is optional to roast your chicken the way you like it but whichever case, do give it a try, and I bet you’ll enjoy this delicious treat!
After mixing the ingredients with the chicken, then cover with a cling film and allow to marinate for at least 1 hour.
Then place in a preheated oven.
Roast until golden brown and ensure that there is no blood coming out once the thighs are pierced with skewers. Then enjoy every bit of this chicken as you like.
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