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Saturday, 26 October 2013

Honey & Thyme Roast Chicken

I think no one will say no to fried chicken or roast chicken, right?  I am constantly looking for new recipe and flavour for roast chicken or fried chicken because I love to eat  chicken meat.  When I see new post of roast chicken from fellow bloggers, I will usually visit to view their ingredients and if the ingredients are simple and easy, I will not hesitate to try it out.

I have in fact have tried out many version of roast chicken but rarely post it to my blog because it is just not good timing to take pictures during evening time.  Well, if I can, I will try to snap few if good lighting permits me to do so.

Honey & Thyme Roast Chicken 
Makes 6
(Recipe Source from Jessie - Cooking Moments with slight change) 

6 ChickenDrumsticks
6 Sprigs Fresh Thyme
6 tbsp Melted Butter
4 tbsp Honey
2 tbsp Ginger Juice * 
2 tbsp Shao Xing Cooking Wine
1.5 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp Light Soy Sauce
1 tsp Five Spice Powder
1 tsp Salt 

(I use 2 tsp ginger powder dilute in 2 tbsp water) 

1. Marinate Chicken with all other ingredients & refrigerate overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 180C(fan-forced).  Cook in the middle level for 15 minutes.
3. Remove, baste the chicken with the marinade & put back to the oven.
4. Reduce heat to 175C. Repeat Step 3 every 12-15 minutes until golden & the chicken parts
   are cooked through. 

The chicken skin will be browned very quickly after each basting, so do watch out the heat or alternatively, cover with foil.

Absolutely delicious!  All roast chicken are delicious even if you marinated with simple ingredients.  

A fuss free meal and less utensils to wash up or scrub your kitchen stove later.....LOL!!

 I’m submitting this to Little Thumbs Up(LTU) Oct – Soy Beans theme that was originally organized by 


  1. Gosh, this is really mouth watering roast chicken, mel! Reminds me I really have to keep some 5spice powder at home. And I mustn't look at food pics so close to dinner! So hungry now.. and worse, am craving roast chicken now! ^^

  2. Mel, I love simple and easy recipe too, so I'll definitely bookmarked this delicious and flavourful roasted chicken, yummy!

  3. Your beautiful succulent chicken made me drool, Mel. Lovely colour too.

  4. What a coincidence, i made roast chicken too but with sze chuan peppercorn marinate, yours look delicious, very evenly brown and looks juicy!

  5. Your roasted chicken looks amazing. Love it with the herbs.

  6. Looks mouthwatering! My kids love chicken drumsticks too ;)

  7. i just saw this at jessie's blog before coming to your blog...absolutely tempting !

  8. Wahahaha! Thanks for using this recipe! Your chicken maryland also looks so perfectly roasted, bagi satu boleh?>

  9. Mel, I will definitely not say no to your roast chicken! Looks so juicy and delicious, must try!

  10. Wow, look at that chicken color....
    Prety damn finger icking good, kinda salute for your photograph skills too my friend!
    nice to know you then.....

  11. Wow, looks so mouth-watering!
    wish I could grab that plate over! YUM!

  12. Mel,
    I just came from Jessie's and i am admiring her honey thyme roasted chicken.
    Yours is as inviting as hers. I also want to minat satu, boleh?? :D

  13. I can't get ginger juice here,can I use powder or fresh ginger?

    1. Yes you can....i have used ginger powder here myself can see my indication in * remarks there. (I have used 2 tsp ginger powder and mixed in 2 tbsp water).

  14. Hi Mel,

    We are eating a lot of chicken in our household too... and like to "pinch" all delicious chicken recipes from Jessie too.

    After seeing your delicious chicken, I know that this recipe is a keeper too.


  15. Hi Mel, I will be trying out this recipe for Saturday dinner. My oven is not fan forced so what should the temperature be? Thanks!

    1. Hi Ai Li
      Even if your oven is not the fan forced type it is ok to just on it to 180 C or lower. But do watch out on the last 5-10 min in case it brown too fast (every oven temp are different).

  16. Thanks for taking time to reply!