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Honey-Roasted Chicken with Orange-Scented Rice

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8 servings

Juicy, tender and delicious, this honey-roasted chicken is served with orange-scented rice (with almonds, cranberries and cinnamon stirred in!).

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towel. Sprinkle chicken, both inside and out, with the salt and pepper. Place in 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Bake 20 min. Reduce heat to 350°F. Brush chicken with honey. Bake an additional 50 min. or until chicken is cooked through (180°F), basting occasionally with the pan juices up until the last 10 min. of the baking time. Let stand 10 min. before serving.
  • Meanwhile, add enough water to orange juice to measure 2 cups; pour into medium saucepan. Bring to boil on medium-high heat. Stir in rice; cover. Remove from heat. Let stand 5 min. Add almonds, cranberries, orange zest and cinnamon; stir. Serve with the chicken.

Serving Suggestion

Balance this special-occasion entrée with smart side dishes. For example, choose a mixed green salad and a hot cooked vegetable.

Keeping it Safe

Never allow cooked chicken to set at room temperature for more than 2 hours. If it is not eaten immediately, cooked chicken should be kept either hot or refrigerated.

How to Check Chicken For Doneness

Always use a thermometer to see if chicken is cooked through. The internal temperature should register at least 165ºF. When the chicken is completely cooked, the juices should run clear.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 380
Total fat 16g
Saturated fat 3.5g
Cholesterol 80mg
Sodium 150mg
Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 13g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from this is awsome chicken. this is awsome chicken. i used season all, black pepper, paprika, and rubbed sage. rubbed that and the honey all over and in the chicken before baking - used a hen. add water to the bottom of the pan and basted every 20 - 30 minutes. kept covered with foil and kept temp at 400. Made long grain rise - 1/4 tsp of orange extract and a splash of olive oil. the pan drippings make an excellent sauce for the rice. we will be eating this again!
Date published: 2012-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well, the chicken is still in the oven, but it was so easy to make. Well, the chicken is still in the oven, but it was so easy to make. I can't wait to try it! The rice was so easy to make and tasts so amazing. I didn't know what the orange thing you had to do was, so I thought i'd try something similar to it. I used 2 cups of lots of pulp orange juice by Tropicana. It was easier and tasts awesome. I have a 2 year old and I know she'll love it with it's sweet taste. Will definitely make again!
Date published: 2006-04-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This recipe is quick and easy, and it tastes sooooo good! This recipe is quick and easy, and it tastes sooooo good! I made this for my husband on Valentines Day and he actually told me, while we were having dinner that this recipe was a keeper. I didnt make the orange rice, I made brown rice instead and added dried cranberries and almond slivers to it. We had green beans on the side and a nice glass of wine. What a great kick off to Valentines Day!
Date published: 2006-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This was so easy! This was so easy! Instead of the one hen I had 2 22oz Corned hens and put them in the oven for 60 min at 350 and it was amazing! They were so juicy and tender. I also didn't have any juices from the small chickens so I poured 1 can of chicken broth into the pan and basted with that and the honey. I didn't make the rice, it didn't sound appetizing to me or my hubby.
Date published: 2008-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent recipe! This is an excellent recipe! My 3 year old usually won't eat an entire cooked meal, but gobbled this up on Easter. And it was SO EASY to make! The rice dish is delicious and a great companion to the chicken. I will definitely be making this recipe again in the future.
Date published: 2006-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I added just a touch of brown sugar on the rice to make it more pallitable to my kids. I added just a touch of brown sugar on the rice to make it more pallitable to my kids. The chicken was delicious. I also soaked the dried cranberries in the OJ before making the rice. Love it!! Some lightly buttered corn made for a nice side dish with the rice.
Date published: 2006-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The chicken was absolutely DELICIOUS! The chicken was absolutely DELICIOUS! It does take more than 50 min. to cook on 350 degrees, alot longer! I suggest keeping it at 400 degrees and rubbing it with honey about every 20 min. I didnt make the rice... it didnt sound too good, but I could be wrong =)
Date published: 2006-12-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Honey-Roasted Chicken was a big hit with my husband and kids. The Honey-Roasted Chicken was a big hit with my husband and kids. The orange-scented rice was not liked by my kids but appreciated by me and my husband. I will probably do the chicken again not the rice.
Date published: 2006-02-03
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