Moroccan-Style Roast Chicken

READY IN: 1hr 10mins
Recipe by lazyme

From Bon Appetit, this sounds really good.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

This was superb, lazyme. The end result was a moist chicken with a phenomenal taste. Serving it with the honey butter is a real must for the full flavor effect. Like another reviewer already pointed it, it's not as sweet as one would expect. Instead, you get a very nice balance of honey and cinnamon that produces a wonderfully tasting dish. Made for ZWT #9 (North Africa). Yum!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position rack in bottom third of oven; preheat to 400°F
  2. Whisk butter, honey, cinnamon, and turmeric in small bowl.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Transfer 1/4 cup honey butter to small bowl; reserve.
  5. Place chicken on rack in roasting pan.
  6. Brush with some of remaining honey butter; sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  7. Roast chicken until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh registers 165°F to 170°F, brushing occasionally with honey butter and covering loosely with foil if browning too quickly, about 1 hour 10 minutes.
  8. Transfer to platter. Serve with reserved honey butter.

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