honey roasted chicken

I started roasting more whole chickens this year. Partly because of my new paleo lifestyle, but mostly, because it is easy,  inexpensive, and a great alternative to the BBQ.  This recipe is so good! You will want to make it every week.


1 whole chicken washed

2 tbsp honey

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cloves

2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp ginger

6 cloves garlic

5 whole cloves

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Line a cookie sheet with foil.

Wash chicken in cool water and pull out all the giblets. Pat dry and place 1 whole clove and 1/2 garlic clove under the skin of each breast.  Put the rest of the garlic  and whole cloves inside the chicken and button it up like the picture below. Now pour the honey over the chicken. Mix the spices and salt in a small bowl and rub that over the honey.

Bake for 15 minutes at 500 degrees. Reduce heat to 400 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. You can leave it alone or baste the chicken with the juices a couple of times. The chicken will look burnt but under that burnt skin is delicious juicy chicken!.


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