Easy Honey & Lime Roast Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A beginners recipe for roast chicken. The glaze gives it a subtle honey & lime flavour. I also do my turkey at Christmas like this.


  1. Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6.
  2. Rinse your chicken well, inside and out and dry thoroughly with a paper towel.
  3. Stuff the cavity with the quartered lime, onion and the garlic.
  4. Rub the olive oil all over the chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Place the chicken in a roasting tin and place in the middle of your preheated oven.
  6. Roasting time depends on size of chicken.
  7. Roast for 20 mins per lb plus an extra 20 minutes for the whole chicken (example: 4 lb chicken: 4x20+20=1hr40mins).
  8. Using the juices from the roasting tin, baste the chicken every 30 mins to stop it from drying out.
  9. While the chicken is roasting mix the lime juice, honey and parika in a small bowl.
  10. 30 mins before your chicken will be done take it out of the oven and brush with the lime& honey glaze.
  11. Return to the oven to finish roasting, at the end of the roasting time make sure all juices run clear by inserting a skewer into the thickest part of the thigh.
Most Helpful

Incredible flavours! I had fresh limes from the garden & love whole baked chicken, so this recipe was a winner for me. :)

pammiepi December 06, 2014

Great recipe. The kids loved it!

warrenpe September 18, 2012

I love this recipe. The lime blends very well with the honey and the paprika. If paprika is not to your tasting, try lemon thyme. Either way, it has a great taste.

ladylake1 June 17, 2011