Hello guys the other day I was invited out to a Girlfriends luncheon with my dear friend Jennifer Jones. She is also a blogger over at Oh Fiddle Dee Dee. She has the best recipes and has the best tables capes too! She told me what was on the menu and I said, wow I never had a Lavender Honey Roasted Chicken before but was elated to try! You guys it was so good and if you love to entertain or having a bridal shower or birthday party or Girls Day this recipe would be perfect and very photo worthy too! You will be the talk of the town! Full recipe inside and thank Jen later lol! Have a great day and be safe everyone!
1 whole organic chicken
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
1/2 stick butter
2 teaspoons dried lavender
1 1/2 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 tablespoon fresh rosemary
1/2 cup fresh local honey
1/3 cup quality balsamic vinegar
Preheat the oven to 375°.
While the oven heats up, prepare the chicken. Carefully separate the skin from the breast & thighs of the chicken. Places pieces of the butter between the skin & the chicken. Salt & pepper the outside of the bird as well as the cavity. Place in a roasting pan and move to the oven. If you are planning to cook potatoes or carrots with the chicken go ahead and add them at this time as well.
Roast the chicken about 15-20 minutes. While in the beginning stages of roasting mix the sauce for the bird. In a saucepan over low heat, combine the balsamic vinegar, honey, lavender, thyme & rosemary. Stir & heat until the honey is dissolved (about 5 minutes).
Take the sauce and begin basting the chicken every few minutes until the chicken is cooked through; 165° when a thermometer is inserted into the bird.
Remove from oven and let stand five minutes, then arrange on platter (drizzle with some of the juices if desired) for serving. Garnish with fresh rosemary & lavender.