Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe
Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe nestled in grilled spring vegetables and topped it with honey orange gravy.
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*
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Honey Orange Roasted Chicken Recipe
For the Honey Orange Roast Chicken:
For the Honey Orange Gravy:
- Pan juices from chicken
- 3 tablespoons flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- Salt and pepper
For the Grilled Spring Veggies:
- 12 ounces thin french green beans (haricot vert) trimmed
- 12 ounces thin baby asparagus, trimmed
- Salt and pepper
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Swiss Diamond Cookware. All opinions are my own.
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I will make this as one of our Easter dishes with ham etc. thanks
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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
Hi Meredith, So glad you liked it!
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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!
I so need this…lest time I bought my self any cookware was in 2002….Please pick me
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.
I like any breaded chicken dish, like chicken parm, cooked on a non-stick surface so I won’t lose the coating.
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!!!!
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.
The recipe sounds amazing. And free cookware. What could be better!
I love to cook eggs on my nonstick pans. I’d love to try the grill pan!
Crepes! Definitely need a good non-stick pan for crepes!
This chicken is wonderful… Will make again
OMG.. this looks AMAZING!!! Pinning for sure
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.
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!
This looks wonderful. Will definitely be making this again.
I would grill fresh fish and spring vegetables! it sounds like excellent cookware.
Pancakes are definitely a favorite to make.
Hash browns – yum
Steak and fresh vegetables.
I like to cook the Japanese pancake Okonomiyaki
I’ve always liked the combination of citrus & fowl.
The chicken recipe looks amazing. I would grill fresh veggies and lean meats on the grill.
My favorite thing to make is peppers and eggs.
I like to cook quesadilla’s in a non-stick pan!
I like to cook spaghetti sauce on a non-stick surface.
I love cooking eggs and pancakes
This looks amazing!
My favorite thing to cook in a non stivk surface is a frittat
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. :)
Pancakes, for sure.
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!
I would love a pan that goes from oven to cooktop or visa versa.
We are going to try that chicken. It looks awesome.
I’ve never heard of Swiss Diamond before, but I’ll definitely be on the lookout for it. The chicken recipe looks delicious and I’ll be using it very soon!
this chicken looks amazing! I use non stick pans for pancakes and eggs the most!
I cannot wait to make this dish! for my cousins’ dinner next month! Love all the components, and this is a wonderful giveaway! xo
I am just learning to cook (at age 60) and need all the help I can get :) I am using T Fal pans I was given by my ex-mother in law 20 years ago. On a different note-I love your recipes.
I like to make omelettes and pancakes on non-stick cookware.
I love making scrambled eggs, hamburgers, and chicken alfredo!
My belief is if you can cook a good omelette then it is a good pan! I do not own one. My pans are so old! This would be a life saver! These look so great!
Grilled cheese and tomato.
I have yet to figure out how make scrambled eggs on anything but non-stick surfaces so these pans are a must in our household (especially since we have our own chickens)
Well, it sounds very simple, but i do my grilled sandwiches in a non stick.. otherwise they do not turn out. Bread sticks too bad!
The chicken looks amazing. I can hardly wait to try it.
Can’t wait to try the chicken!
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so many things!!
Eggs! Not fun to scrape off of a pan.
Grilled Cheese sandwiches using asiago cheese
I love to cook tacos on the skillet.
It would have to be pancakes.
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to make this for a dinner party next week. I’d sure love to win those beautiful pans!
This looks like really good quality nonstick. I hope we win.
Also, we failed at making Honey-Lemon jelly. So we put a small jelly jars worth of it over chicken and bake it. Our mistake made for many yummy nights as we eat Honey-Lemon Chicken over rice!
Your chicken looks yummy and the pans awsome
Omelets! I love when they slide out of the pan perfectly!
I love chicken and this recipe looks great. I can’t wait to try it … thanks so much! I have heard these pans are wonderful … I would love to win so I could try them out for myself. Thanks Again!
Whoa does this look good! How do you keep the splattering down while roasting chicken?
This chicken recipe looks delicious, and this nonstick cookware set looks good, too.
This recipe makes my mouth water just looking at it, I’m going to have to give this a try maybe for Sunday family lunch!!!
ideas are filling my brain…
Stir fries – because sometimes the sauces are sticky and non-stick is wonderful.
My favorite dishes to cook on a non-stick surface starts with eggs, any style. But then the list starts getting longer, and anything I brown and saute can be wonderfully done in a non-stick. I had a good one, but gifted it to my mom, who eyed it lovingly…
Can’t wait to try this recipe….sounds wonderful !
Pancakes, because getting the temp right and getting them to keep from sticking from other pans is a pain in the butt!
I will definitely try the asparagus recipe. Always looking for ways to cook this great veggie.
Would love to win! Recipe looks great.
I’m usually not a fan of non-stick pans, but this one is GORGEOUS! Thank you for giving a cookaholic a chance!
I guess I would say my favorite thing to cook on a nonstick surface is any & everything lol all of my pans are nonstick!! The most convenient thing to cook with nonstick surfaces is definitely pancakes or omelettes!
I’m a fan of cooking eggs in a non stick pan. So much easier to not have to worry about it!
Of course I didn’t read what type of comment to post. Favorite on non-stick?
Anything cheese, since any melt overs get deliciously browned and come right up.
Oh my. A delicious looking recipe, and a giveaway too.
I’d love to win!
This looks delish! Personally, I love to cook potoatoes in a non-stick. Frying potatoes in an iron skillet is NOT fun.
i love non-stick pans for eggs.
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Looks so yummy! Trying for dinner tonight!
chicken stiryfry thanks for the giveaway
Stir fry or egg scrambles.
Burgers and steaks :) I’d love to win!
I love making stir fry!
Frittatas, scrambled eggs and omelets!!
Thai peanut chicken noodles, for sure! Thanks for the chance to win.
Voila! It is now working, I guess I just needed to leave that comment. I would love to have a pan for crepes and eggs! The grill would be awesome.
I don’t know what is wrong I have not been able to get the rafflecopter to load for 2 days?? I am trying to find a decent nonstick pan?
I like to make crepes or lumpia on a non stick surface.
Sometimes I wish I could just make the photo on a page become real. The picture of the chicken and asparagus is one that makes me want it to be real. Yummy. Favorite for non-stick is anything sticky such as sticky buns.
Sometimes I wish I could just make the photo on a page become real. The picture of the chicken and asparagus is one that makes me want it to be real. Yummy.
Eggs & meatballs, separately of course!
Mongolian beef and fried rice
To have a true nonstick pan would be heaven! Will try this chicken a.s.a.p.
I like to cook anything in a non stick pan. The recipe sounds yummy too. Can you do it with just chicken breasts? I don’t have a whole chicken. And don’t want to make a grocery trip today! :-)
I love to try new chicken recipes. This one looks delicious!
I love a good omelet!
Interesting recipe for roasted chicken… looks delicious!
I bet this smelled amazing as it was roasting. It looks wonderful!
This looks amazing! My favorite thing to do is fried chicken with a mushroom chicken gravy from the drippings.
I like to cook potatoes on non-stick
Eggies! So easy to clean up after!
both the chicken & pans look wonderful! this is definitely a dish to prepare
skillet lasagna is a great dish to make in a non stick
That is one gorgeous roast chicken! Favorite dish for non-sticK? Hmmm…eggs, I guess. Fried eggs!
Eggs are so much easier to cook on nonstick.
Eggs! omelets are my favorite!!
Pancakes and eggs, no need for much extra fat!
That chicken looks amazing! !
chicken or fish! thanks for the great giveaway!
That meal looks soooooo good! Grilling [inside!] in the cold would be so easy with this.
Chicken and fish for sure!
My favorite dish to cook on a non-stick surface is a nice juicy steak for my hubby :) He is a total carnivore and loves his steak and I want to make sure it’s cooked to perfection without burning it.
Always looking for new chicken recipes ~ this one looks good. I usually use lemon but never tried orange. thanks~
Chicken and nonstick? Heaven
This sounds delicious. Love crispy skin! Might have to make it for dinner tonight.
Jambalaya is a favorite.
What a tasty meal!
I would love to try these non stick pans. I haven’t used one in years!
I like to make stir fry from leftovers and a non-stick pan is a must.
Stir Fry or fresh fish! Yum, that chicken looks delicious!
My fav dish to cook on non-stick cookware is my sweetheart’s Sunday eggs!
Grilled cheese cooks perfectly on a non-stick surface. Great giveaway.
Look at that crispy bird!!
I’ve always intimidated by chicken, but after reading your blog and trying a couple recipes, I don’t feel that way anymore. I actually can’t wait to try this!
Awe Kim, I’m so happy to be of help! I know it will turn out fantastic. :)
Eggs come out perfectly on a good nonstick pan.
fabulous recipe and giveaway
Salmon with fresh dill sauce
This Swiss Diamond cookware set looks like a top quality set. I would love to win the set. I would make some steaks on the grill pan and fry some potatoes in the saute pan.
I cook egg whites for my husband’s breakfast every morning, and they do love to stick to some non-stick pans. Would love to have these pans.
I’m intrigued by this cookware!
pork sausage…can not wait to investigate this brand
Pancakes or French Toast…. or pretty much anything because of the easy cleanup!
I cannot wait to make this!!
I pretty much cook everything in non-stick pans but for eggs the are a necessity!
I love to cook pancakes in non-stick pans!
Scrambled eggs with cheese!
Everything!!! It’s so easy to cook with and the clean up is a snap!!!!!
Fried eggs work best on a non-stick surface.
Easy: eggs. I have a 8 inch skillet that is known as the egg pan. DO NOT let me catch you using it for anything else!
I will cook beef stew in it
Eggs and pancakes!!
It’s the gravy that has me been salivating. Roast chicken is always a favorite.
This is a piquant recipe for it. I suspect the orange the chicken marry up quite
my husband and i were just talking this weekend about how often we use our flat non-stick pan, usually pancakes or grilled cheese sandwiches.
You need a good nonstick pan to cook fish! Yum!
Eggs, no contest.
basic homemade shredded hashbrowns really need non stick to cook right,and is my favorite
I would love to win this! I would make almost everything with these! The pans I have are so pathetic.
Oooooo! So yummy! I would love to cook eggs in the pan!
Eggs of course
Scrambled eggs and potstickers!
I like to cook pancakes.
Usually I use my non-stick for eggs and pancakes, but the only non-stick pan I have is a griddle.
I can NOT wait to cook this! Will cast iron work in roasting the chicken?
I can NOT wait to make this dinner! The missing items will be added to my grocery list tonight! Question, Would a cast iron skillet work to cook this?
For sure eggs. But also a must have for one pot meals.
has to be pancakes!
Great giveaway! And the recipe for honey orange chicken sounds devine!
Nothings better than being able to cook eggs in a non stick pan!!
Very simply, eggs!
Eggs followed by fish fillets for tacos!
Eggs! We need more non-stick pans in our house!
Eggs are the thing I cook most on a non stick surface but I only have one small non stick pan.
It has to be eggs, done any way!
This looks so yummy.
love me some roast chicken!
Omelettes of any sort…
Eggs! I love making eggs and omelettes.
I wouldn’t waste any time trying out the skillet by making my fave spinach mushroom omelet.
i am going to try this Honey Roasted Chicken very soon!!! looks so good! and winning the new swiss pans would be wonderful!!
My favorite dish would be eggs and pancakes! I love making breakfast for dinner!
Chicken or steak
Sunny side up eggs….they just made me happy. And I can’t wait to try your gorgeous chicken!
most of my cookware is nonstick. great when it’s time to clean up. do have several pieces of iron that i love also.
It just might be an omelette with chives & cream cheese…served with salsa.
What an interesting spin on roasted chicken. I’m going to try it and I’m pretty sure we’ll love it! This cookware looks amazing too.
I like to cook eggs in a non-stick pan.
My family loves roasted chicken, this will be a new twist~orange honey, yum!
My favorite dish to cook on a non-stick surface is omelette.
I love omelets too!
This sounds very tasty!
i love making roast chicken–it’s absolutely my favorite thing to smell up my house with! there are endless variations, for sure.
i haven’t tried making it in anything non-stick–this will be my first attempt! i love swiss diamond pans–oven safe? COUNT ME IN!
Love Non-stick for my Blintz Pancake, a family fav!!
I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken, can’t wait to try and using only one pan for double duty is a bonus. Hate washing up.
I LOVE everything SWISS :) This chicken looks wonderful!
Thank you Marla!
This looks SO good! Can’t wait to try it!
Fried eggs are my challenge. Would love it if I didn’t break the yolk.
eggs in a non-stick are much better! ;-)
Looks fantastic! Going to have to try this
Crepes! It’s impossible to make a crepe without a nonstick pan – at least in my house…
I completely agree, Becki!
The chicken sounds delicious!! Sunday dinner to be…
This is comfort food for me. Looks mouth-watering! Great pics!
I’m in need of a roasting pan!!!!! Mine broke and my roasted potatoes and cauliflower aren’t the same on a baking sheet.
I really need some safe non-stick cookware. I am Malone the honey orange chicken this week! Can’t wait.
Love non-stick skillets for fried eggs and omelettes. This chicken looks amazing! Can’t wait to try it.
I HAVE to try this recipe, it looks delicious! My husband loves fried eggs, but they stick to the pan and cleanup is a mess. Keeping my fingers crossed that I win this giveaway so that I can cook fried eggs without any sticking.
My favorite is a spinach and mushroom omelet
I always use a non-stick pan for fried eggs!
The skin on that chicken is just perfection!!
Thank you, Julie!
Eggs are definitely my big item for non-stick. Especially when we want to add things like shredded cheese!
This is certainly my kind of dinner, so gorgeous!
Thank you, Gaby!
Love how my house smells when I roast a chicken…This recipe looks so tasty!
I like using non stick pans for French toast and eggs
I love cooking pancakes when they don’t stick.
Grilled cheese sandwich!
I’ve used just about EVERY type of non stick pan in my many, many years of cooking (I’m 64 BTW so have been cooking forever!) I make an ‘orange chicken’ recipe that is ‘saucy’ but having a roast chicken receipe is great! Thanks for that and enter me in the give away! Thanks
I need a good chicken recipe and this one looks amazing, Sommer!
I’ve tried every cooking pan there is, they all have flaws. It would be nice to have a decent grill pan as I don’t use an outside grill unless i’m camping!
eggs!! or quesadillas!
(also this chicken is stunning!!!)
I really love being able to use non stick mans for most things since it is not only easier for the cooking/prep part but also clean up. My favorite thing to use non stick pots/pans for it when i reheat things like pasta and or eggplant parmagiana that has the sauce and cheese on it already and then i usually add lots more cheese anyway which could really be a stuck on mess with regular cookware. Non stick allows the food to pretty much slide out onto the dish without chiseling away at it or loss of the cheese to the pot. Thank you for this opportunity
I cook everything in nonstick! Makes clean up so much easier!
My favorite dish to cook on a non-stick surface is lemon pepper tilapia!
We eat a lot of scambled eggs.
We love to make Reubens on our nonstick griddle.
Great chicken recipe!
Anything with cheese… Grilled cheese especially!
Thanks for sharing. Can’t wait to try this recipe!
Cheesy scrambled eggs!
This cookware looks amazing! Especially the grill pan.
I can eat a lot of pancakes and my kids love them too. There really is nothing better than breakfast for dinner!
the chicken looks great, I love to roast chickens. That cookware is something I would love to have!
That is one gorgeous chicken and the flavors sound so great!
Love Swiss Diamond Cookware…. decades long customer!!
Such a gorgeous chicken! Love the flavor combination!!
Chicken recipe looks great, and that cookware looks even better!
can’t wait to try this honey chicken
I had never heard of Swiss Diamond and now really need some. Would love to try Grilled Salmon and Pineapple on the grill pan!
We need something non stick for omelets…yum!
This chicken and those greens look divine. Love the sound of that gravy
We don;t have a grill so we grill steaks
Good thing I bought a roaster chicken. Now, I know what I am going to do with it!!!
Would love to use this grill pan for salmon and maybe added a little of the orange glaze.
Eggs in a nonstick pan are the only way to go for me.
Eggs definitely need a non-stick pan! Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Monday :)
I’m a big fan of Swiss Diamond – I’ve just got the omelet size pan, but I’ve had it for years. Love the beautiful color on your chicken Sommer!
I like to cook french toast on non-stick.
I’ve never seen a whole chicken roasted in a saute pan until this weekend…this makes twice! The pans look fab and I want to try that chicken!! Yum!
Believe it or not, a grilled cheese sandwich.
Love grilled veggies and these pans look amazing!
Scrambled eggs have to be cooked in a non-stick pan.
This sounds so delicious!! I don’t have any proper roast pans, so hopefully I win the giveaway. Haha, I want to make this yummy chicken!
I like to cook cheesy eggs in a non-stick pan.
I just love your recipes. My husband is allergic to mammalian meat and I’m always looking for new chicken and fish recipes.
salmon, either fillets or steaks, with some type of glaze
I love to grill shrimp and stir fry veggies.
definetly omelets. Bummer when they stick and you have scrambled eggs instead.
I love making omelets.