Spicy Honey-Brushed Whole Roasted Chicken

Got the inspiration for this recipe from here. I usually use this recipe on chicken thighs, but thought I would use it to roast a whole chicken instead.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 whole chicken 3-4 pounds
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12 tablespoons honey
4 teaspoons cider vinegar

Start by mixing all the spices together in a bowl (forgot cider vinegar in my picture)

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I took my chicken out of the package and rinsed it really well under cold water, then patted it dry with paper towels and placed it in a large cast iron skillet
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took half the rub and rubbed it on the bottom of the chicken
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then turn the chicken over
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and add the rest of the rub to the top of the chicken
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Then mix 12 tablespoons honey and 4 teaspoons cider vinegar together in a bowl
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and brush all over the top of the chicken
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then place the chicken in oven and bake for about 20 minutes and then brush more of the honey mixture over the chicken, then bake another 20 minutes and brush more of the honey mixture over the chicken. Bake chicken for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees, I always poke my thermometer in the thick part of the breast to check the temperature. Then right before you remove the chicken from the oven, brush any remaining of the honey mixture over the chicken for the final time.

My chicken looked a little burnt when I removed it from the oven (from the honey). But it tasted amazing!
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cut off a breast or drumstick and savor the flavor
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Recipe

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 whole chicken 3-4 pounds
  • 12 tablespoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Start by mixing all the spices together in a bowl (forgot cider vinegar in my picture)
  • I took my chicken out of the package and rinsed it really well under cold water, then patted it dry with paper towels and placed it in a large cast iron skillet
  • took half the rub and rubbed it on the bottom of the chicken
  • then turn the chicken over
  • and add the rest of the rub to the top of the chicken
  • Then mix 12 tablespoons honey and 4 teaspoons cider vinegar together in a bowl
  • and brush all over the top of the chicken
  • then place the chicken in oven and bake for about 20 minutes and then brush more of the honey mixture over the chicken, then bake another 20 minutes and brush more of the honey mixture over the chicken. Bake chicken for about 1 hour and 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 degrees, I always poke my thermometer in the thick part of the breast to check the temperature. Then right before you remove the chicken from the oven, brush any remaining of the honey mixture over the chicken for the final time.
  • My chicken looked a little burnt when I removed it from the oven (from the honey). But it tasted amazing!
  • cut off a breast or drumstick and savor the flavor
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