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Honey Roasted Chicken with Honey and Lemon

Course Poultry
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, honey, lemon
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories 173 kcal


  • 2 chicken 2 large skin on and bone breast of chicken
  • 1.5 tsp salt 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 0.75 tsp ground cumin 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 lemon 1 cut into quarters, rind separated lemon
  • 0.25 cup honey 1/4 cup good quality honey
  • 2 tbsps olive oil 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 10 garlic 10 crushed and halved garlic cloves


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°.

  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and sprinkle cumin both under and on the skin. Carefully tuck 2 quarters of lemon rind under the skin of each breasts. Pour honey under and over the skin of each

  3. Heat a large 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium high heat for a few minutes. Add the oil and the butter to the skillet. When the oil is hot and the butter melted, add the chicken skin side down. Arrange the garlic in the pan so the cloves all make contact with the bottom. Cook for 7 minutes, then turn the chicken, skin side up and transfer the skillet to the oven. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear, about 25 minutes.

  4. Remove the skillet from the oven, and let the chicken cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Serve the chicken cut off the bone with all the caramelized garlic pieced and the thick sauce underneath it.

Nutrition Facts
Honey Roasted Chicken with Honey and Lemon
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 876mg38%
Potassium 78mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Sugar 18g20%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 90IU2%
Vitamin C 16.7mg20%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.