• Chicken Pieces: 4 (thighs or breasts, as preferred)
  • Manuka Honey: 1/4 cup
  • Fresh Lemon Juice: 3 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 4 cloves, minced
  • Lemon Zest: 1 tablespoon, grated
  • Fresh Rosemary: 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Black Pepper: 1/2 teaspoon
  • Fresh Thyme: 1 teaspoon, chopped (optional, for garnish)
  • Lemon Slices: For garnish



Prepare the Marinade: In a large bowl, combine the Manuka honey, fresh lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, grated lemon zest, and chopped rosemary. Add the salt and pepper, and mix well.

Marinate the Chicken: Place the chicken pieces in a large resealable plastic bag or a glass dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring all pieces are well coated. Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld.

Preheat the Oven: Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).

Roast the Chicken: Place the marinated chicken in a baking dish or a roasting pan. Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken. Roast the chicken in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes, or until fully cooked and the juices run clear when pierced with a fork. If you have a meat thermometer, the internal temperature should reach at least 165°F (75°C).

Prepare the Honey Lemon Sauce: While the chicken is roasting, transfer the remaining marinade to a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened.

Glaze the Chicken: Once the chicken is done, remove it from the oven and brush it with the thickened sauce. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped thyme if using.

Serve: Serve the roasted chicken immediately with the remaining sauce on the side.


Serving Suggestions:

  • Vegetables: Pairs beautifully with roasted vegetables like carrots and asparagus or roasted potatoes.
  • Grains: Serve with basmati rice, couscous, or freekeh.
  • Beverages: Complement with a dry white wine like Chardonnay or even lemon-infused water.



  • Use Fresh Lemon: Using fresh lemon provides a clear and distinctive citrus flavor.
  • Storage: Store any leftover chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Garnish: Adding fresh herbs like parsley or cilantro enhances the dish’s appearance and flavor.

Enjoy this honey lemon garlic roasted chicken with Manuka honey, and benefit from the health properties and unique flavor that Manuka honey adds.

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