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Whole Roasted Citrus Chicken with Hot Honey

The most flavorful and tender chicken you’ll have!

Whole Roasted Citrus Chicken with Hot Honey

Prep: 15 minutes, plus standing
Roast: 1 hour 50 minutes
Serves: 8

  • 1 (5- to 6-lbs.) Open Acres™ Whole Roasting Chicken
  • 1 Our Family® Extra Large Oval Roaster Pan
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 3/4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 medium Open Acres™ Lemon
  • 1 medium Open Acres™ Orange
  • 1/4 medium grapefruit
  • 5 sprigs thyme
  • 3 tbsp. Our Family® Olive Oil
  • 2 lbs. Our Family® Red Potatoes, quartered
  • 1/2 lb. Our Family® Baby Carrots
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, cut into 1-inch pieces, 1/4 cup fronds reserved for garnish, if desired
  • 1/2 cup Our Family® Honey
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Remove giblets from chicken cavity and discard; pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in roaster pan; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper inside cavity. Cut lemon, orange and grapefruit in half; squeeze juice from fruit over chicken and inside cavity. Place lemon, orange and grapefruit pieces, and thyme inside cavity; brush chicken skin with 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Tie legs of chicken together with kitchen string; roast 30 minutes or until outside is browned. Reduce oven temperature to 375°.
  2. In large bowl, toss potatoes, carrots, fennel, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and 1 tablespoon oil; spread around chicken in pan. Roast chicken and vegetables 1 hour 20 minutes or until thermometer inserted into thickest part of thigh reaches 165° and vegetables are tender. Let chicken stand 10 minutes before slicing.
  3. In small bowl, whisk honey and cayenne pepper. Makes about 1/2 cup.
  4. Serve chicken drizzled with honey mixture sprinkled with fronds, if desired, along with vegetables.

Approximate nutritional values per serving (1/8 chicken, 3/4 cup vegetables, 1 tablespoon hot honey): 565 Calories, 25g Fat, 6g Saturated Fat, 131mg Cholesterol, 628mg Sodium, 40g Carbohydrates, 3g Fiber, 20g Sugars, 17g Added Sugars, 43g Protein

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