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Wednesday, 26 May 2021

Honey Roast Chicken : Spring Bank Holiday Recipe

This coming weekend in the UK it's Spring Bank Holiday, sometimes called the late May bank holiday. It's always on the last Monday of May each year, so in 2021, Spring Bank Holiday will fall on Monday, 31st May 2021. With Covid restrictions being eased a little it may just give you the opportunity to meet up with loved ones. If you are lucky enough to do this why not consider spoiling them a little! This honey roast chicken recipe with its tasty seasoning, tender onions and sweet honey takes a classic weekend roast dinner classic to the next level.



Ingredients
Serves 4 - 6
2 large onions
1 large whole chicken (approx. 1.9kg)
60g unsalted butter
2 unwaxed lemons, halved, juiced
4 dried bay leaves
2 ½ tbsp clear honey
Method
1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
2. Slice the onions and place in a roasting tray.
3. Pat the chicken dry with kitchen paper and rub all over with the butter and season inside and out with salt and pepper. Place on top of the onions and squeeze over the juice from the lemons. Put the lemon halves in the cavity of the chicken, along with the bay leaves.
4. Drizzle the chicken with the honey and roast for 1 hr 10 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices from the thickest part of the thigh run clear. If browning too quickly, cover with foil.
5. Once cooked, carve and serve with vegetables of your choice.
Note
You can store the cooked, cooled chicken in the juices from the roasting tin to keep moist. Keeps chilled for up to 3 days.
Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 26g Carbohydrate 4.5g Protein 28.6g Fibre 0.1g
From original recipe idea here

I hope you may enjoy this recipe suggestion soon, Chicken's many plus points - its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked - make it one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium.
Read more about Chicken here

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All the best Jan

43 comments:

Tom said...

...we had baked chicken for dinner this evening!

William Kendall said...

That sounds good.

Sandra Cox said...

It does look good.
Have a lovely evening.

J.P. Alexander said...

Se ve muy rico ese pollo gracias por la receta l a tendré en cuenta cuando haga pollo. Te mando un beso

Martha said...

It looks and sounds delicious!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Sound pretty easy.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Christine said...

This sounds delicious enjoy your upcoming long weekend! We just had one in Canada.

Margaret D said...

Looks delicious.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This looks quite tempting.

Elephant's Child said...

Himself would like this. Thank you.

Jo said...

It looks very tasty. So many different ways to cook chicken.

Valerie-Jael said...

This looks very delicious! Valerie

linda said...

This sound's delicious a great idea for Bank Holiday Monday.

eileeninmd said...

Have a great holiday weekend. The Honey roasted chicken sounds delicious.
It is our Memorial Day weekend here and a holiday on Monday!
Have a happy day!

DeniseinVA said...

Must make this chicken dish, sounds delicious! Thank you Jan :)

Anita said...

we have chicken soup with vegetables homemade this post looks good

Fun60 said...

Roast chicken is always a family favourite. I had forgotten about the bank holiday. That's what bring retired does for you!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I am glad to hear restrictions are starting to be lifted there. Those who are vaccinated here are able to enter some businesses now without masks now. It feels so freeing!

My name is Erika. said...

I'm printing this recipe. It looks and sounds wonderful.

CJ Kennedy said...

Saving this recipe! Thank you!

Pam said...

Yummy, that looks good. Esp, the onions! Sorry it has taken so long to get around to commenting on blogs, i think May has tried to make up for what we lost all last yr!! Be well.

Divers and Sundry said...

This sounds like a wonderful collection of flavors, and I think I have the ingredients :)

Lorrie said...

This sounds good, and since I have chicken drumsticks on the menu for tonight, I think this recipe can be adapted for them. Thank you!

R's Rue said...

Yummy

♥ Łucja-Maria ♥ said...

The chicken looks delicious.
Hugs and greetings.

Jeanie said...

That will be our Memorial Day holiday here in the states. The chicken looks and sounds just fabulous!

Creations By Cindy said...

YUM! Jen our family loves baked chicken. Must try this recipe. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mary Kirkland said...

I don't use honey but I love chicken.

Sue said...

Oooh this sounds delicious, I love a nice tasty chicken! Take care, Sue x

DVArtist said...

Ohhhh that looks so good. I have chicken in the freezer think I will try this.

John M said...

Looks good, making me hungry.

all types recepies and desert said...

Amazing recipe thanks for sharing

Teresa said...

Tiene que estar riquísimo. Besos.

happyone said...

That looks so good!!!

Jenny Woolf said...

I always think lemon is a bit underrated with chicken. It's beautiful. I have a recipe in which leeks are cooked gently in lemon juice and that's wonderful too.

Luiz Gomes said...

Boa noite. Parabéns pelo seu excelente trabalho. Receita maravilhosa.

carol l mckenna said...

Looks and sounds like a delicious recipe ~ chicken is always a good standby but you make it look very special ~ and Yummy!

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https://linsartyblobs.blogspot.com said...

Yum, I could eat that right now.

Martha said...

So yummy! I must make this.

CJ Kennedy said...

I came back to tell you I made this recipe last night with chicken breasts not a whole chicken. It was delicious and a big hit!

Lowcarb team member said...

CJ Kennedy said...
I came back to tell you I made this recipe last night with chicken breasts not a whole chicken. It was delicious and a big hit!

Hello 'CJ'
So pleased you enjoyed this recipe suggestion.
Many thanks for your comments and feed-back, it is appreciated.

It's Saturday, as I type this, so I wish you a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Conniecrafter said...

We are staying home and replacing our deck, with all the people on the road and flying this our Memorial weekend, we thought that is the best thing to do, but we did buy some steaks to do on the grill :)

Magic Love Crow said...

My mouth is watering again! LOL! Thanks Jan! Big Hugs!