Honey Roasted Chicken

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Whole Chicken
  • 1 ½ tbsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper, onion, garlic and ginger powder
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • Few tbsp. softened, unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp melted butter
  • ½ cup honey
  • Juice of 1 large lime 

Instructions
 

  • Step 1.  Thoroughly combine all dry ingredients and generously sprinkle all over whole chicken
  • Step 2. Refrigerate uncovered, 8-24 hours to dry brine chicken and dry out skin
  • Step 3. Remove from refrigerator 30-40 minutes before roasting, to come to room temp.  Preheat oven to 450֯F.  Pat chicken dry and rub thin layer of the softened butter all over it.
  • Step 4.  Roast for 10 minutes, then drop the oven temperature to 400 ֯ F: and continue for approximately 45 minutes.
  • Step 5. Combine honey, melted butter, paprika and lime juice in a container and glaze chicken 3 times, returning to oven after each glaze, for 5 minutes.  Chicken should register 165 ֯ F in the thickest part of thigh.
  • Step 6.  Remove chicken from oven and rest for 10 minutes before cutting.

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