Honey Dijon Roasted Chicken Recipe Is Tender, Tangy Perfection (6 Ingredients) by Elisa Schmitz

Honey Dijon Roasted Chicken Recipe Is Tender, Tangy Perfection (6 Ingredients)

One of my favorite flavor combinations is honey mustard. Together, the sweet and savory ingredients can make some serious magic! That's very true with this easy honey Dijon roast chicken recipe. With just six ingredients, you can make a whole chicken that is tender, tangy perfection.

Making your own fresh roasted whole chicken at home is easy and, when you use the right ingredients, the chicken ends up incredibly juicy and delicious. This moist honey Dijon roasted whole chicken recipe is fall-off-the-bone amazing!

I love the tart and tangy flavors in this baked chicken recipe. The chicken is drenched in an olive oil, lemon, honey and Dijon mustard marinade then baked to juicy perfection. This tender roast chicken is a dinner you won't soon forget.

Here's the short list of gluten-free ingredients: a whole chicken, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard and garlic powder. Once you have the chicken covered in the marinade, you pop it into the oven and, in less than two hours, you have a flavorful chicken to pair with your favorite side dishes and vegetables. I served mine over rice to soak up the savory sauce. Delish!

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Cuisine: American 
Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 1 1/2 to 2 hours 
Total Time: 2 hours (approximately) 
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • This recipe calls for a 5-pound chicken, but you can adjust cooking times as needed for smaller or larger chickens. Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees F on a food thermometer.
  • I prefer to squeeze my own fresh lemon juice but you can use bottled lemon juice in a pinch.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Here’s how to make it:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken in a roasting pan (I line mine with aluminum foil to make cleanup easier). In a mixing bowl or glass measuring cup, combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, mustard and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Stir to blend.
  2. Spread mixture over chicken, ensuring that it’s coated in the marinade. Season with additional salt and pepper, to taste, if desired.
  3. Cover chicken with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven. Set timer for 1 hour. After 1 hour, remove chicken and baste it with the juices in the pan.
  4. Cover and bake another 30 minutes. Remove chicken and baste again. Put back in oven without foil. Let bake about 10 to 15 more minutes or until browned.
  5. Check internal temperature. Chicken is done when it reaches 165 degrees F on a meat thermometer (inserted deep into a thigh). When chicken is done, allow to rest for 10 to 15 minutes before carving. Serve with your favorite sides.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 211

Total Fat: 10.1g

Saturated Fat: 2.2g

Cholesterol: 65mg

Sodium: 144mg

Total Carbohydrate: 7.7g

Dietary Fiber: 0.1g

Total Sugars: 7.4g

Protein: 21.3g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 12mg

Iron: 1mg

Potassium: 193mg

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Elisa Schmitz
I love making whole roasted chickens. They are so easy and more delicious than grocery store rotisserie chickens!

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