How to Make Delicious Honey Glazed Roast Chicken at Home?

Q: Can I use a regular chicken instead of a small free-range chicken for this recipe?
A: Yes, you can use a regular chicken, but the cooking time may vary depending on the size.

Q: Is it necessary to marinate the chicken overnight?
A: Marinating overnight enhances the flavor, but if you’re short on time, a few hours of marination can still be effective.

Q: Can I substitute any ingredient if I don’t have oyster sauce?
A: Yes, you can use soy sauce or hoisin sauce as a substitute, though the flavor will slightly differ.

Honey Glazed Roast Chicken


  • 1 whole chicken (approximately 1200g)
  • 1 onion
  • 2 tablespoons cooking wine
  • 3 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  1. Prepare a small free-range chicken (about 1200g), wash and scald with boiling water.
  2. Rub the surface with dark soy sauce for coloring.
  3. Mix light soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine, sugar, salt, and black pepper. Marinate the chicken evenly.
  4. Pierce the chicken with a fork for better flavor absorption and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Stuff the chicken with an onion and roast in a 200°C oven for 80 minutes. Cover with foil if it browns too much.
  6. Flip the chicken, brush with the sauce, and roast at 180°C for another 30 minutes.
  7. Remove from the oven and serve.
  8. Show the finished dish.
  9. Enjoy the juicy, tender chicken with a honey glaze.
  10. Experience the soft, bone-falling texture and rich aroma.
  • Rich in protein and essential nutrients from the chicken.
  • Contains flavors from soy sauce, oyster sauce, and other seasonings which contribute to a balanced taste.
  • Caloric content will vary depending on the size of the serving and the chicken's size.
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