Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I don't remember where I got this delicious chicken recipe. I have it hand written on a piece of paper in the back of a cookbook. Another kid pleaser. Sweet with just a touch of spice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a small sauce pan.
  2. Bring to boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and set aside.
  4. Place washed chicken breast side up in a shallow roasting pan.
  5. Brush skin with oil or melted butter.
  6. (if using duck, prick skin all over to allow fat to drain).
  7. Roast chicken, uncovered for 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours (duck, 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours- goose, 2 1/4 to 2 3/4 hours).
  8. In the meantime, cook potatoes and carrots in boiling salted water until nearly done.
  9. Drain.
  10. The last 20 minutes, drain the fat from the roasting pan of chicken.
  11. Arrange vegetables and the uncooked apples around the bird.
  12. Spoon honey mixture over chicken, vegetables and apples.
  13. Roast 20 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer registers 185 degrees and vegetables and apples are tender.
  14. Baste occasionally with honey mixture during roasting and again before serving.


Most Helpful

No mistaking, the chicken was AWSOME, but the veggies were so-so. I think just putting them in the oven raw may have worked better. My children loved the addition of the apples. I will try this one again, and see if I can get it perfected!

Sassy Sandra January 17, 2002

This is my favorite recipe! I found it first in an old Betty Crocker cookbook (70's). I've made this several times and have tried different variations; DON'T. I now follow this recipe exactly every time and it's wonderful. I added more garlic once and it turned out terrible. As far as constantly stirring, if you don't you'll have a heck of a mess and the sauce will have a burnt taste.

handcenterprises March 15, 2011

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