• Cooking Time: 60
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 45


Simply Recipes... I got fresh Honey from Stacy McKenna Seip (and Eain) for Christmas and looked for recipes with honey. I was skeptical at first. I'm not a sweets and meat kinda person. And I love basic chicken so... as I say, skeptical. BUT... it's really really good.


  • 4 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 Tbsp sherry (I don't own "cooking sherry" so I used some fruit syrup - cherry in this case, the internet said apple cider would sub good too).
  • 1 teaspoon cardamom seeds, ground (they come in a pod you break open!)
  • 1 teaspoon peppercorns, ground
  • A chicken (go for free range, veg fed, organic if you want) cut up
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 lemon, thinly sliced
  • Salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 390
  • Warm the honey, stir in the sherry(or whatever), cardamom and peppercorns
  • Place marinade and chicken in a large bowl (or bag), coat chicken and let sit at room temp for about 30min to an hour. (IMPORTANT, chicken should be room temp when you coat - otherwize honey mixture will harden and be hard to coat. It happened with me - I added some water and then, when baking, melted the honey "candy" in the bottom of the cast iron pan I baked the chicken in.
  • Heat olive oil in large frying pan at medium high heat. (I used a separate pan to sear the chicken then placed chicken in cast iron pan)
  • Sear the chicken, skin side down, until golden
  • Place lemon slices in the roasting pan (cast iron skillet)
  • Lay the chicken pieces on top.
  • Brush with the marinade.
  • Season generously ith salt and pepper (I forgot to do this, it was still great)
  • Place in the oven and bake until done (I did another 45 minutes)
  • Remove from oven and let rest for 10 min before serving
  • Pour out drippings into gravy boat for gravy (if desired).
  • PS I find you've done this to skinless boneless breast of chicken I will hunt you down

Categories: Poultry 

Author Credit: Simply Recipes

Website Credit: http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/cardamom_honey_chicken/

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