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Honey Balsamic Chicken


  • 4 chicken leg/thigh quarters OR 6 chicken thighs OR 8 chicken legs
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil olive oil is an acceptable substitute
  • 2/3 cup of honey
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Optional garnishes:
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs or a tsp of dried rosemary
  • Orange slices


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat coconut oil in pan, over medium heat and mince garlic.
  • Sauté garlic in oil for 2 minutes and add honey, balsamic vinegar, and salt to the pan.
  • Stir the ingredients together in the pan over medium heat until the honey has melted.
  • Place the chicken quarters in a 13 X 9 baking dish and pour the glaze over the chicken. (If using orange slices for garnish, place in the bottom of pan and put chicken quarters on top of orange slices.)
  • Spring with dried rosemary or lay springs of fresh rosemary on top of chicken.
  • Cover the dish loosely with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  • Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes.
  • After removing the chicken from the oven, spoon the glaze from the bottom of the dish over the top of the chicken.