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Lemon-Thyme Honey Roasted Chicken

Lemon-Thyme Honey Roasted Chicken


This roast chicken by Chef Jonathan Collins is quick to make and full of flavour. The flavours of lemon, thyme and honey are heightened with a hint of star anise. It's sure to please at the dinner table.

Lemon-Thyme Honey Roasted Chicken


1 Chicken, quartered
2 lemons, zested and juiced
4 cloves garlic , unpeeled
8 sprigs fresh thyme
1 cup honey
2 pc star anise
2 tbsp unsalted butter
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
to taste kosher salt
to taste black pepper, Fresh ground


  1. Heat olive oil and butter over medium high heat.
  2. Add thyme, garlic and star anise.  Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  3. Sear on both sides until  golden, skin side down first.  Add more thyme, lemon zest and juice.
  4. Add lemons halves, slice down.
  5. After 12 - 15 minutes drizzle honey over skin side.
  6. Turn over and finish with final drizzle of honey and thyme.  Serve with charred lemon.

Yield: Serves 4


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