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honey orange glazed half chicken breasts with slices of oranges on an oval white serving plate with fork and knife

Honey Orange Glazed Chicken

Honey Orange Glazed Chicken is wonderfully moist, easy to make, and the perfect dinner for any occasion.
Course Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Keyword honey orange chicken, honey orange glazed chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 people
Calories 453kcal


  • 2 half chicken breasts bone-in and skin on (or chicken thighs)
  • 3 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped fine
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Honey Orange Glaze:

  • 3/4 cup honey
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • salt and black pepper to taste


  • Mix all ingredients for the orange honey glaze in a small bowl. Reserve half in a small bowl to serve with the chicken. Use the rest to baste while the chicken cooks.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Line a half sheet pan with aluminum foil. Place the chicken breasts with the bone-side down on the half sheet pan. Brush with the melted butter, sprinkle with paprika, onion, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. Brush with a little orange honey glaze. Insert a digital thermometer so you can check the internal temperature.
  • Cook for 30 minutes, then continue to baste with orange honey glaze every 10 minutes until the chicken is done. Allow the chicken to rest for 10 minutes before slicing. Serve with the reserved orange honey glaze. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary and thyme before serving.


Use this recipe with a whole chicken or turkey. Use a digital thermometer to make sure the chicken or turkey is cooked thoroughly.


Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 80mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 318mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 16.6mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1.2mg