09/11/2012 10:19 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Roast Chicken With Honey And Soy Sauce


This roast chicken is so very simple to make. And it's delicious as often the most simple recipes are. The recipe was passed along to me from my mother. The combination of ingredients makes the finished dish gorgeous, a dark, golden roasted bird just itching to be placed on a platter in the middle of the table for showing-off.


Roast Chicken with Honey and Soy Sauce

1 whole chicken

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil

Mix the ingredients into a marinade, and rub all over the chicken inside and out. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes and save the remainder marinade so you can baste the chicken.

Roast the chicken at 400F for 15 minutes. Then turn the oven to 375F and roast for 15 minutes. And finish the chicken off for about another 20 - 25 minutes at 350F. Baste the chicken with the marinade throughout.

Once the chicken is done, pull it out from the oven and let it rest for 15 minutes prior to serving.