Honey Roasted Baked Chicken
Chicken marinated in white grape juice & baked in honey - contributed by Michael Hobbes

Original recipe from Apicius, De Re Coquinaria:

Pullus Leucozomus. Take a chicken and prepare it [for baking]. Slice it at the breast. Fill it with water and Spanish [olive] oil. Move it so that it gives off juice and absorbs [the oil-water mixture while baking.] Next, after it is cooked, lift it out of the remnants. Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

- translation by Michael Hobbes.

Modern recipe:

  • Chicken, breasts
  • Garlic
  • White Grape Juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Honey 
Take chicken breast and rub them with freshly crushed garlic. Next rub into them olive oil and salt. Soak them in the white grape juice overnight. The next day, parboil briefly in the marinade and allow to cool. When ready to cook, place in a pan with the skin side up. Sprinkle with pepper. Next, coat liberally with honey. Use enough honey so that they carmelize nicely in the oven. Cook until golden brown and serve.

Honey Roasted Baked Chicken is featured in Coronation Feast of H.R.H Kenna

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Michael Hobbes is a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, living in Columbus, Ohio. He was recently awarded the Laurel, the SCA's highest honor for arts & sciences, for his work in cooking.

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