Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

Honey Orange Roasted Chicken RecipeHoney Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe nestled in grilled spring vegetables and topped it with honey orange gravy. 

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One of the very first things I learned to cook was roasted chicken. And of course being the over-achiever that I am, I immediately followed my mild success with a roasted turkey that I burnt to a crisp.

Such is life. It’s in failure that we learn.

For instance, I learned very quickly that when cooking a bird, stuffing flavor underneath the skin makes a huge difference in the final results… And so does setting the timer. *wink*

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There are few dinners as comforting as chicken and gravy.

My family is never short on excitement when they walk in the door and smell the aroma of roasted chicken wafting from the oven. And if there is to be gravy in the mix? Well then, I might as well pull out my tiara for the evening.

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This Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe is one of my personal favorites.

I made a simple honey butter with orange zest and massaged it underneath the skin. That way, while the chicken is roasting in the oven the butter is crisping the skin from below and running down over the meat to saturate it with sweet zesty flavor!

The skin gets dark, even brittle in some places, locking in the juicy goodness.

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I roasted the chicken in my Swiss Diamond Saute Pan because it’s non-stick so I don’t have to worry about the chicken sticking to the sides of the pan. Plus, it can go from the oven to the stove top for quick gravy making.

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I also used a Swiss Diamond Double Burner Grill Pan to grill some fresh spring asparagus and green beans indoors!

This pan is a great alternative to outdoor grilling, and much faster to preheat.

Grilled Spring Veggies

In this Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe the combination of the succulent chicken and fresh green veggies, smothered in sweet buttery gravy with a hint of orange zest, tastes like a cherished childhood memory.

I could eat this every week and never get tired of it.

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And the pans? Incredible!

I was recently introduced to Swiss Diamond Cookware and after trying it, I cannot believe I’ve been without good non-stick cookware this long.

I’d been searching for a safe and eco-friendly non-stick skillet and kept coming up short. I found that if the product was truly healthy, the non-stick surface was sort of a joke.

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Then I tried my first Swiss Diamond skillet…

Each piece is formed out of pressure cast aluminum and coated in a PFOA-free non-stick surface made with real diamond crystals. Not only are they non-stick, they are 100% recyclable, as if you would ever want to get rid of these babies.

The diamond coating is a rivit-free surface so bacteria and build-up simply cannot occur. The diamonds also make this cookware a marvelous heat conductor with real lasting-power. Swiss Diamond has won numerous awards for their cookware and is coined the “Rolls-Royce of Nonstick Fry Pans” by the Wall Street Journal.

Swiss Diamond Cookware

But I digress, if you are looking for a tantalizing classic chicken dinner to serve this spring, Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe is a sure win!

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5 from 5 votes

Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe - Juicy and flavorful roasted chicken served with honey orange gravy and grilled spring veggies.
Servings: 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 119mg 5%
Potassium 365mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 17.4%
Vitamin C 26.5%
Calcium 4.6%
Iron 12.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Honey Orange Roast Chicken Recipe
  • 1 whole 7-8 pounds chicken
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 small orange, like a clementine
  • Salt and pepper
Honey Orange Gravy
  • Pan juices from chicken
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper
Grilled Spring Veggies
  • 12 ounces thin french green beans, haricot vert, trimmed
  • 12 ounces thin baby asparagus, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Remove the neck and gizzards from inside the chicken. Place the chicken in a small dry skillet and pat the skin dry with paper towels. Slide a regular tablespoon, curved side down, underneath the skin of the chicken. Run the spoon along the breast to loosen the skin on both sides, and down over the drumsticks. Then mix the butter, honey, and the zest of one orange with 3/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Mash the ingredients in a small bowl until well combined. Use the spoon to deposit the butter mixture underneath the skin of the chicken. Place as much of the butter as possible over the breast meat and drumsticks. Then press the skin to smooth. Rub any remaining butter over the outside of the skin and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Slice the orange and place it inside the chicken.
  2. Roast the chicken for 45 minutes to crisp up the skin, then lower the heat to 350 degree F. If the skin is brown, cover the chicken loosely with foil and continue roasting for another 75 - 90 minutes. (My chicken was exactly 8 pounds and it was finished in 2 hours total.) To test the chicken for doneness, stick a knife down between the drumstick and the breast. If the juices run out clear, the chicken is ready.
  3. Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully lift it out of the juices. Place it on a platter and cover with foil to keep it warm.
  4. While the chicken is roasting, place a large grill pan over two burners and turn them both on medium heat. Lay the asparagus and green beans on the grill pan and sear until the color has intensified and grill marks have formed. Flip once and salt and pepper. Cook the veggies until just cooked through, so they are bright green and firm. Approximately 6-10 minutes.
  5. Place the sauté pan with the chicken juices over another burner. Heat the burner to medium heat and whisk in the flour. Add the chicken stock, then salt and pepper to taste. (You may need as much as 3/4 teaspoon salt, depending on how salty the juices and stock are. Start with a little salt and add more.) Bring the gravy to a boil and whisk. Continue simmering and stirring until the gravy is thick enough to coat a spoon.
  6. To serve: Cut the chicken into pieces and distribute onto plates. Spoon the grilled veggies next to the chicken and drizzle honey orange gravy over both the chicken and veggies.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Swiss Diamond Cookware. All opinions are my own.


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298 comments on “Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe

  1. Lindaposted March 25, 2018 at 8:04 am Reply

    I will make this as one of our Easter dishes with ham etc. thanks

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  3. Meredithposted June 15, 2014 at 7:37 am Reply

    This recipe is amazing. I made this roasted chicken last weekend for a dinner party. Everyone had seconds and raved about. The gravy is out of this world. The chicken was so moist, that even it being reheated for leftovers stayed juicy. I even think this recipe is better than my “go to” roasted chicken recipe which was the infamous BC Engagement chicken

    • Sommerposted June 15, 2014 at 9:00 pm Reply

      Hi Meredith, So glad you liked it!

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  5. Anneposted April 1, 2014 at 8:06 am Reply

    I can’t believe I won this giveaway. I am so excited to use my new pans. In fact, I think I’m going to break them in with this exact recipe. It looks so delicious!

  6. Milaposted March 30, 2014 at 9:50 pm Reply

    I so need this…lest time I bought my self any cookware was in 2002….Please pick me

  7. NANASCARIAVposted March 30, 2014 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Ohhhhhh I could use these pans. I really want them and I want them now. Roasted chicken — we have that at least once a week.

  8. Kristenposted March 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm Reply

    Hash browns.

  9. Mommaposted March 30, 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    Momma want….

  10. CarolynHposted March 30, 2014 at 7:26 pm Reply

    I like any breaded chicken dish, like chicken parm, cooked on a non-stick surface so I won’t lose the coating.

  11. Joyposted March 30, 2014 at 7:18 pm Reply

    My husband and I have been searching for non stick
    pans that are safe and Eco-friendly, yet still get the job
    done! We love cooking healthy, tasty meals at home for
    our little family. These pans would be an awesome help
    to us and great addition to our kitchen. Fingers-crossed!!!!

  12. JanetFCTCposted March 30, 2014 at 7:11 pm Reply

    Roast chicken is our favorite go to meal here. So homey and comforting and when you do it on a non stick surface, you don’t lose all the skin underneath. Nothing worse than trying to wash a pan with baked on chicken on it.

  13. Trinaposted March 30, 2014 at 7:10 pm Reply

    The recipe sounds amazing. And free cookware. What could be better!

  14. tracey donohueposted March 30, 2014 at 7:05 pm Reply

    GreaT LookingChicken!

  15. Maribeth Mposted March 30, 2014 at 7:01 pm Reply

    I love to cook eggs on my nonstick pans. I’d love to try the grill pan!

  16. Amberposted March 30, 2014 at 6:55 pm Reply

    Crepes! Definitely need a good non-stick pan for crepes!

  17. Shawnaposted March 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Potatoes…all ways.

  18. Sandiposted March 30, 2014 at 7:31 pm Reply

    This chicken is wonderful… Will make again

  19. Cassandra Gerlingposted March 30, 2014 at 2:45 pm Reply

    OMG.. this looks AMAZING!!! Pinning for sure

  20. Marty Musserposted March 30, 2014 at 1:17 pm Reply

    If I won this, I would try grilling fish first. It’s so much more delicate than chicken and steak, that I’m sometimes too nervous to try it on our outdoor grill.

  21. Shelbyposted March 30, 2014 at 12:07 pm Reply

    crispy crispy hashbrowns :) And this chicken? Holy moly does that look Ah-mazing. My husband “doesn’t do” fruit w/meat, but I think I need to make this whole chicken anyway, just for me! lol. It looks so good, I wish it was in my oven right now!

  22. Dustin Hedgesposted March 30, 2014 at 1:23 pm Reply

    This looks wonderful. Will definitely be making this again.

  23. Nancy Nposted March 30, 2014 at 10:48 am Reply

    I would grill fresh fish and spring vegetables! it sounds like excellent cookware.

  24. Kelly Oposted March 30, 2014 at 9:10 am Reply

    Pancakes are definitely a favorite to make.

  25. Barbara Arnzenposted March 30, 2014 at 8:55 am Reply

    Hash browns – yum

  26. Mary Annposted March 30, 2014 at 8:52 am Reply

    Steak and fresh vegetables.

  27. Lily Shengposted March 30, 2014 at 8:48 am Reply

    I like to cook the Japanese pancake Okonomiyaki

  28. Mike Wascherposted March 30, 2014 at 8:22 am Reply

    I’ve always liked the combination of citrus & fowl.

  29. Karen Sueposted March 30, 2014 at 7:28 am Reply


  30. Cheryl Moulthropposted March 30, 2014 at 2:58 am Reply

    The chicken recipe looks amazing. I would grill fresh veggies and lean meats on the grill.

  31. Melissaposted March 29, 2014 at 11:57 pm Reply


  32. Deana Thomasposted March 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to make is peppers and eggs.

  33. Gina H.posted March 29, 2014 at 8:33 pm Reply

    I like to cook quesadilla’s in a non-stick pan!

  34. Debbieposted March 29, 2014 at 7:40 pm Reply

    I like to cook spaghetti sauce on a non-stick surface.

  35. LaRonda LaMotheposted March 29, 2014 at 7:15 pm Reply

    I love cooking eggs and pancakes

  36. Nicoleposted March 29, 2014 at 7:13 pm Reply

    This looks amazing!

  37. stephanie Olmstedposted March 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm Reply

    My favorite thing to cook in a non stivk surface is a frittat

  38. Wendyposted March 29, 2014 at 5:38 pm Reply

    My mouth waters as I read this recipe, It sounds delicious! The cookwear also sounds stupendous! My favorite food on such a pan would be STIR FRY a lot of vegetables with some mild sausages from Trader Joe’s. So healthy, delicious and satisfying. :)

  39. TaraOposted March 29, 2014 at 5:12 pm Reply

    Pancakes, for sure.

  40. jules frazierposted March 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm Reply

    Greetings, I am loving this giveaway. I am in such a need for any and all cook-ware. I would love to win this and cook the recipe provided. I have a very small group of friends coming soon & all I have is what my Parents have used over the past years and years. New, will be fantastic!

  41. Debposted March 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm Reply