The Low Carb Diabetic: Honey Roast Chicken : Spring Bank Holiday Recipe

The Low Carb Diabetic: Honey Roast Chicken : Spring Bank Holiday Recipe

This coming weekend in the UK it’s Spring Bank Holiday, sometimes called the late May bank holiday. It’s always on the last Monday of May each year, so in 2021, Spring Bank Holiday will fall on Monday, 31st May 2021. With Covid restrictions being eased a little it may just give you the opportunity to meet up with loved ones. If you are lucky enough to do this why not consider spoiling them a little! This honey roast chicken recipe with its tasty seasoning, tender onions and sweet honey takes a classic weekend roast dinner classic to the next level.


Serves 4 – 6
2 large onions
1 large whole chicken (approx. 1.9kg)
60g unsalted butter
2 unwaxed lemons, halved, juiced
4 dried bay leaves
2 ½ tbsp clear honey


1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C.
2. Slice the onions and place in a roasting tray.
3. Pat the chicken dry with kitchen paper and rub all over with the butter and season inside and out with salt and pepper. Place on top of the onions and squeeze over the juice from the lemons. Put the lemon halves in the cavity of the chicken, along with the bay leaves.
4. Drizzle the chicken with the honey and roast for 1 hr 10 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through and the juices from the thickest part of the thigh run clear. If browning too quickly, cover with foil.

5. Once cooked, carve and serve with vegetables of your choice.

You can store the cooked, cooled chicken in the juices from the roasting tin to keep moist. Keeps chilled for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Per Serving

Fat 26g Carbohydrate 4.5g Protein 28.6g Fibre 0.1g

From original recipe idea here

I hope you may enjoy this recipe suggestion soon, Chicken’s many plus points – its versatility, as well as the ease and speed with which it can be cooked – make it one of the most popular meats around. It has a high level of good quality protein, as well as B vitamins, iron, copper and selenium.

Read more about Chicken here

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You will find a variety of recipe ideas and articles within this blog. Please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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