Paleo One-pot Orange Honey Garlic Roasted Chicken. The sweet and savory orange sauces makes this roasted chicken moist and flavorful. Easy to make in the dutch oven (or pan) and a total crowd pleaser for family or holidays!
Just letting you know this Orange Honey Garlic Roasted Chicken recipe was originally published in 2015. I retested the recipe, rephotographed, updated content and URL. Now I am republishing it for you today because it’s the PERFECT dish for the upcoming season. Just sayin…
Oh hi. My name is Lindsay and I have a confession. I am way too excited that it’s almost FALL. Que the pumpkin, roasted everything, and change of leaves! Another confession… I am WAY picky when it comes to cooking Chicken or Turkey. GASP! Did I just say that (type that) out loud? Oh, I think I did. Well, it’s out there. And you know what? My kiwi of a husband feels the same way. Um, hence this One-Pot (or pan) Honey Orange Garlic Roasted Chicken recipe. FLAVOR is needed!!!
You see, it’s not that we don’t like poultry (chicken or turkey), we just prefer it with LOTS of flavor and well… not dry.. but instead, juicy and moist! Are you rolling your eyes at me? It’s okay, i get it. We’re stranger.
But I think you’ll prefer my method once we explain. Roasted chicken, like in a cranberry marinade or mixed into miso mango chicken wrap, yes, that DIVINE! That’s our preference. Or Chicken PHO .. OH YO, we likey!
And my husband, well, he’s a lamb and beef kind of guy. Plus he has nightmares from turkey leg and pumpkin incident from Thanksgiving a few year back. Needless to say, if he won’t eat pumpkin or turkey anymore. Haha, poor guy. Thanksgiving is not a fond memory of his.
That being said, It is almost Fall and the start of Holiday season! I’m not about to break tradition, I just plan on adding to it. Ya know? Like the adding to our mashed potatoes with white bean potato mash, bringing a vegan cranberry lentil loaf, a fall panzanella salad. So heck, let’s just add Honey Garlic Roast chicken to that Holiday table. Or any weeknight table to be exact.
I feel like I’m cheating on turkey or ham, but this roasted chicken is so good and easy to make that we’ve been eating it REGULARLY! GASP! It’s a simple, healthy, one pot wonder!
Simple ingredients to make a FLAVORFUL ROASTED CHICKEN:
Here’s whatcha need!
- Oranges or orange juice
- Sea salt/pepper
- olive oil and balsamic vinegar
Just mix, coat, roast, and BAM! FLAVORFUL Roasted Chicken at your service! In fact, I think even the turkey fans would be impressed. It’s the orange honey garlic sauce that makes this roasted chicken just so tender!
But in all seriousness, it’s just real food ingredients that make for the tastiest dishes sometimes, would you agree?
TIP for Preventing Chicken Skin From Sticking to the Pan!
- Note* You may not need extra oil for the pan, just depends on the pan/dutch oven you are using. Try coating the pan in a little oil first to prevent chicken from sticking. And make sure your pan is hot even!
- If you’ve made this before without oil and your chicken skin didn’t stick on the stove top, then great! Keep doing it that way!
- Bon Appetit has some other great tips!
It’s healthy, paleo, gluten free, grain free, made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry… you get my point. It’s what my husband likes to call a “MONEY” dish!
Meaning —> easy to make, budget friendly, great for everyone, delicious, LOVE IT!
Okay ya’ll, get your one pot ready for this orange honey roasted chicken!
Think of it this way. I’m doing you a favor. You can have your turkey and CHICKEN too! Or you can just save this recipe for post holidays when you are truly sick of turkey. Come one, you know that will happen.
One Pot (or pan) Roasted chicken –> It’s a WIN WIN!
Are you a Roasted Chicken or Turkey person? Cast your votes!
As I run off hiding… the American who doesn’t like roasted turkey (much). Gulp!
Will you forgive me?