Honey Baked Chicken Recipe

This honey baked chicken recipe is simple to make!

You will need:

  • Chicken pieces, such as free range chicken breasts.  You could also use drumsticks.


For the chicken honey glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon of honey. 
  • Dash of olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • Coarse ground salt and pepper to season


  • Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
  • Mix together the ingredients for the glaze.
  • Arrange the chicken pieces in a piece of foil, in a roasting dish.
  • Cover the chicken pieces in the glaze.
  • Wrap the chicken pieces loosely in the foil.
  • For the cooking time, this will depend on the size of the chicken pieces, however, the chicken will require some time to cook uncovered, to enable the pieces of chicken to brown.  Allow  about 15 minutes.  If the chicken pieces are small, cook in foil, but uncovered.  Baste the chicken frequently.

Tip: keep an eye on the chicken!  All ovens are different - be sure not to let it burn!

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This recipe can be served hot or cold.  Serve with salad and new potatoes, or how about roasted vegetable cous cous? 

You could also take them on a picnic.

As an alternative to this honey baked chicken recipe, you might like to try:


Chicken With Treacle glaze

For the glaze: Mix together 1 tbsp treacle, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 1 dash olive oil, juice of half an orange, coarse ground salt and pepper to season.

Or instead of honey glazed chicken, how about using zingy lime marmalade?


Lime Marmalade Chicken Glaze

For the glaze, combine:

  • 2 tablespoons of lime marmalade
  • Juice of half an orange
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar.


These ingredients can be heated quickly in a pan, and poured over stir fried chicken dishes, perhaps served with salad leaves, avocado and new potatoes.

Red wine and Garlic glaze:

For the glaze, mix together:

3 cloves garlic, 1 tablespoon red wine, 2 teaspoons soy sauce, dash olive oil, 1 teaspoon mixed herbs.



Coarse Spiced Chicken Glaze

For the chicken glaze, mix together:

  • 1 teaspoon each of paprika, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, black peppercorns.
  • 1 quarter teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup


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