Honey Balsamic Glazed Chicken



I decided to make this because I have never cooked a whole chicken before.  It was a really good experience and I will do it again soon!  I got ideas from several places, and some of my recipe is loosely based off  the recipe for Roasted Chicken and Vegetables from http://www.kayotickitchen.com/


1 whole chicken (mine was about 2 pounds)

2 apples

1 bell pepper

1 large red onion

2 large carrots

1 lime

5 garlic gloves

cherry tomatoes

1 T seasoning – I used Mrs. Dash

Olive oil

Ingredients for Sauce:

1 cup chicken broth

¼ cup balsamic vinegar

½ cup honey

·      Preheat oven to 375

·      Cut up apples, bell pepper, onion and carrots into large bite sized pieces


·      Clean chicken well and pat dry with paper towel. 

·      Coat with oil and whatever you want to season it with and stuff it with the lime cut in half and additional seasoning.

·      Put chicken in a roasting pan with apples, pepper, onion, garlic cloves and carrots, and drizzle the veggies with olive oil.

·      Combine chicken broth and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and boil for a couple minutes to reduce.  Then add the honey and keep reducing until the liquid gets thicker.  Baste chicken with the glaze.


·      Put the pan in the oven, every 20 minutes taking out to baste with the glaze. glaze the veggies too!

·      When the chicken has been cooking for an hour, take it out and add the cherry tomatoes. My chicken took about an hour and a half to cook. 

·      When the chicken is done, if you have any sauce left pour the rest of the sauce on the veggies and chicken.  I took the lime out of the chicken and squeezed a little of it over the chicken.  Let it sit for a few minutes, then slice and serve!

·      I served this with rice, and we put the juice from the chicken/sauce over the rice and veggies. So good!



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