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Honey-Lime Roasted Chicken

It's hard to believe this finger-licking main course starts with only five ingredients. "The chicken is easy, light and so good," promises Springfield, Vermont's Lori Carbonell. "It's just as tasty prepared outside on the grill."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 2-1/2 hours + standing
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 whole roasting chicken (5 to 6 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard or spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Carefully loosen the skin from the entire chicken. Place breast side up on a rack in a roasting pan. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, honey, mustard, salt and cumin.
  • Using a turkey baster, baste under the chicken skin with 1/3 cup lime juice mixture. Tie drumsticks together. Pour remaining lime juice mixture over chicken.
  • Roast until a thermometer inserted in thickest part of thigh reads 170°-175°, 2-2-1/2 hours. (Cover loosely with foil if chicken browns too quickly.) Let stand for 10 minutes before carving. If desired, remove and discard skin before serving.
Nutrition Facts
4 ounces cooked chicken: 294 calories, 16g fat (4g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 354mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 28g protein.

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