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Honey-Glazed Chicken


Before starting on the chicken, put the vegetables in the oven; then cook the chicken alongside.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, May 2005


  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 chicken (about 3 pounds), cut into 8 pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. In a small bowl (or glass measuring cup), whisk together honey, vinegar, thyme, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.

  2. Place chicken pieces on prepared pan; brush with honey glaze to coat. Roast, brushing twice with glaze (do not baste during last 5 minutes of cooking), until chicken is deep brown on the outside and opaque throughout, 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • diana01yopmail
    1 AUG, 2016
    Yuck. The chicken came out rubbery and bland despite using the glaze. It took a lot longer than 25 minutes for the chicken to reach 165 degrees also. What a waste of honey (and money)!
  • sophiazh65
    21 SEP, 2010
    It came out really well! However, I did baste through-out the cooking process and as the directions say, don't...well, don't because it just blackens the chicken. It's a nice sweet chicken recipe. The only addition I made was I also added dry oregano...but that's because I'm Greek and I feel all chicken should have oregano...I used 1 tsp. Everyone raved!
  • Foodie31
    23 MAR, 2010
    I just made this recipe for the first time tonight for dinner and it was awesome! I'm going to try it on the grill next.
  • cherie9
    11 APR, 2009
    Very tasty! I put this glaze on a whole chicken and everyone loved it! Will definitely make again!!
  • knittinglizzie
    2 APR, 2009
    I really enjoyed this. I cook for just myself a lot and it made the perfect recipe for one. I just threw everything together and it came out quickly. I didn't have any thyme, so I used poultry seasoning; it worked well. I want to try it as intended though. My only complaint was the smell, the burnt honey and balsamic smell wasn't great. I'd recommend it!
  • nbabich
    30 MAR, 2009
    The cooking made my house smell great
  • HeatherTerrell
    28 MAR, 2009
    we tired it with drumsticks and it was good - the only problem was that the excess glaze burnt on the tinfoil and got a little smokey.
  • coles_mama
    26 MAR, 2009
    Excellent! I used thighs...sweet, but not too sweet...great amount of flavor! Will add to our monthly menu choices! Thanks!
  • EMerlin
    4 MAR, 2008
    Good, easy meal. I used boneless chicken breast. It worked well. The next time, however, I wouild halve the chicken breast so that the pieces were the same width.
  • MrsH
    20 DEC, 2007
    This was good, quick, and easy. The kids (picky toddlers) liked it too.