Honey Soy Roasted Chicken March 19 2020


Honey Soy Roasted Chicken

Recipe for 1 whole chicken


1 whole chicken with skin

50 grams butter (makes the skin crispy, leave out for healthier option)

1 medium onion

4 cloves of garlic

1 knob of ginger

1 teaspoon crushed dry chilies (add more for extra spicy or leave out)

4 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

2 teaspoons white pepper (substitute for 1 teaspoon of black pepper)

1 tablespoon sesame oil (optional, adds a smoky flavor)


  1. In a blender, blend all the ingredients (except chicken) into a paste, creating a marinade.
  2. Separate (but keep attached) the skin from the chicken using the back of a spoon.
  3. Spoon the marinade under the skin, make sure to marinate inside the cavity too
  4. Place marinated chicken on a baking tray, breast side down
  5. Set the oven to 200 degrees Celsius, roast chicken for 20 minutes
  6. After 20 minutes, turn chicken breast side up, add a little (about 100 ml) water, to the tray to prevent burning and create a nice sauce. Bake for another 20 minutes.
  7. After 20 minutes, spoon some sauce on the breast and loosely cover with foil.
  8. Reduce oven temperature to 175 degrees Celsius and bake for another 20 minutes
  9. Remove the chicken from oven and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes before serving (this allows the chicken juices to be re-absorbed and the meat will be beautifully juicy and tender) 

Serve with white rice and make a sandwich with left overs.  Yummy…!!!!!