Garlic-Roasted Honey Chicken Recipe
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Garlic-Roasted Honey Chicken Recipe

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This roasted chicken is one I usually serve as a "treat" supper on weekends. I'll also make it sometimes for company. Everyone says they love it—there rarely are any leftovers. —Michelle Bouchard, St. Jean-Baptiste, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 medium chicken drumsticks
  • 6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
  • 6 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 12 extra-large unpeeled garlic cloves
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup honey


  1. Place the chicken, potatoes and garlic in a large roasting pan. Pour butter over all and sprinkle with salt.
  2. Bake at 400° for 40-45 minutes or until a thermometer reaches 180°, basting frequently with the pan juices. Heat honey; drizzle over chicken. Remove the chicken, potatoes and garlic to a serving platter; keep warm. Pour drippings and loosened brown bits into a small bowl; skim fat. Serve with chicken, potatoes and garlic. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic-Roasted Chicken in Country Woman September/October 1991, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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s_pants User ID: 174050 239557
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2015

"Tasty and simple. I left the garlic peeled (I did take off the outer most very papery layer) in the pan with the potatoes and chicken. Did not serve with the dripping because I was out of time, but I think I would enjoy it."

TULANI User ID: 6477495 5308
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2014

"where is the nutritional values?

because I'm on a low sodium diet, plus having gout, I will not try a new dish lest I have them values...."

danilane User ID: 2035574 9085
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"quick, easy, and very good"

SimpleFoods User ID: 7160373 36514
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2013

"I've not made this yet, but know we will love it since we love garlic; however, I gave the recipe a Poor rating as I can't figure out why you wouldn't peel the garlic?? Surely you don't eat the papery membrane of the garlic clove? I will definitely peel the garlic!"

jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 12669
Reviewed Jul. 12, 2011

"I just didn't get the honey in this recipe. I peeled my garlic since I couldn't understand why you wouldn't."

akhobbs User ID: 4340267 12666
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2009

"This was a really easy recipe. It was very flavorful too! My kids loved it!"

linsvin User ID: 1584655 37016
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2009

"Would make again...important to baste frequently so it gets nice and brown. Had to leave my chicken in close to an hour. Next time will make a gravy with the brown bits."

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