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Cinnamon honey glazed roast chicken recipe

Cinnamon and honey glazed roast chicken

Give a classic Sunday roast a festive spin with the flavour combination of honey and cinnamon

Serving: 4
Time: 110 minutes
Difficulty: Easy


  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 pinch black pepper 
  • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2.2 kg free-range whole chicken 

To serve:

  • 4 portions of roasted vegetables 


1. Preheat the oven to 230°C/gas mark 8.

2. Mix together the garlic, honey, olive oil, vinegar, cinnamon, cumin and a pinch of salt and pepper in a small bowl to make a paste, then rub the paste evenly over the chicken.

3. Place the chicken in a roasting tray and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then reduce the heat to 190°C/gas mark 5 and cook for 1 hour 20 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked.

4. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

*Serve the chicken with roast vegetables.


Pierce the skin of the chicken to allow the glaze to flavour the meat.