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Honey-Glazed Five-Spice Chicken

Serves 4
Time 2 hr 5 min
Add a sweet and spicy Asian note to the holidays with this effortless chicken dish. The savory spice mixture seals in the natural juices and ensures superbly tender meat, and the honey butter glaze adds a delightful finishing touch.
Special Diets:
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice power
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey
Method

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Mix five-spice powder and salt together in a small bowl. Sprinkle over the chicken and rub all over, including inside the cavity. Place chicken on a rack, breast side up, in a roasting pan. Pour 1 cup water in bottom of pan. Roast for 1 1/2 hours.

Meanwhile, stir butter and honey together in a small bowl to make a glaze and set aside. Remove chicken from the oven and increase oven temperature to 450°F. Brush half of the honey-butter glaze all over the chicken, then return it to the oven and roast for 5 minutes more. Remove chicken, brush the remaining glaze over it, then return to the oven for about 5 minutes more, until chicken is crispy, well browned and an instant read thermometer registers 170° in the breast meat and 180° in the thigh meat.

Remove chicken from the oven and set aside to let rest for 15 minutes before carving.

Note: We've provided special diet and nutritional information for educational purposes. But remember - we're cooks, not doctors! You should follow the advice of your health-care provider. And since product formulations change, check product labels for the most recent ingredient information.
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  • 1 tablespoon Chinese five-spice power
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 2 tablespoons honey