Honey-Lime Roast Chicken

Total Time:
1 hr
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
45 min

Yield:
6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, halved, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 half chickens (about 1 1/2 pounds each)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces
Directions
  • Strip the thyme leaves from the stems; combine the leaves and stems with the lime juice, garlic, jalapenos, olive oil, honey and 1 teaspoon salt in a large bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat. Cover and marinate 30 minutes to 1 hour at room temperature.

  • Position a rack in the upper third of the oven; preheat to 425 degrees F. Put the chicken, skin-side up, on a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and tuck the wing tips underneath. Pour the marinade on top, season with salt and dot with the butter.

  • Roast the chicken, basting with the pan juices halfway through, until the skin is amber and a thermometer inserted into the thigh registers 160 degrees F, about 45 minutes. Transfer to a platter and top with the pan juices.

  • Photograph by Con Poulos


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