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Baked Honey Chicken

Yield 6 servings


  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lite soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (3-pound) whole chicken, skinned
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • Garnishes: gourmet salad greens, lemon slices

Nutrition Information

  • calories 218
  • fat 6.7 g
  • cholesterol 73 mg
  • sodium 422 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; add chicken. Seal and chill 1 hour, turning occasionally.

  2. Coat a rack in a roasting pan with cooking spray.

  3. Remove chicken from marinade, and place, breast side up, on rack. Pour marinade over chicken. Tuck wings under.

  4. Bake, covered with aluminum foil, at 375° for 45 minutes. Uncover; coat chicken with cooking spray, and sprinkle with paprika. Bake, uncovered, 45 more minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted into chicken thigh registers 180°, basting occasionally. Remove from oven, and let stand 15 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish; garnish, if desired.