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Honey Barbecue Roast Chicken

Honey Barbecue Roast Chicken

Learn how to turn roast chicken into something extraordinary from Jenna Weber of Eat, Live, Run. See the full post at the Fresh Tastes Blog.


Yield: 4-5 servings



  • 1 4-5 lb chicken, preferably organic and free range
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons barbecue seasoning
  • 1 T extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Remove giblets from chicken (they’ll be in a little packet stuck into the cavity of the chicken).
  3. Liberally rub barbecue seasoning and salt all over chicken. Slice the top off the garlic head and place it inside the chicken cavity (no need to peel).
  4. Place chicken in a large roasting pan or 9 x 13 inch pan and drizzle with olive oil. Place in oven. Roast for 90 minutes.
  5. To check to see if chicken is done, stick a meat thermometer into the center. If the temperature reaches 180 degrees, it’s done. You may need to continue roasting for a full two hours to reach desired temperature as different ovens range in temperature.
  6. When chicken is done, brush honey all over the skin right out of the oven. Let chicken rest for 10-15 minutes before slicing.
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