One-Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots

An easy, sweet and savory roasted chicken dinner!

When I think sweet and savory, honey roasted chicken is one of the first things that comes to mind. This One Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots recipe take that sweet and savory flavor combo one step further, adding a side dish of perfectly paired carrots and dried fruit.

Growing up, eating family dinner together was non-negotiable. In a family with two working parents and two kids who always asked for seconds when it came to extracurriculars, family dinner wasn’t always easy to pencil in. But luckily, my mom was adamant. We’d wait to eat till 8 PM if we had to.

We almost always avoided takeout, but on those busiest of busy nights, even my mom was sometimes guilty of going store-bought. The typical busy night meal was a rotisserie chicken plucked from the grocery store and a tub of mashed potatoes.

Of course, desperate times call for desperate measures, but those store-bought meals are never the best way to go. Loaded with extra sodium, it’s always best to stay away from pre-made food if you can.

Delicious One-Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots Recipe

I like to think of this easy One Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots meal as the homemade version of those store-bought rotisserie chickens. This recipe is super easy, fairly quick, and uses mostly ingredients you probably already have on hand. It’s a great recipe for those busy weeknights when you still want all the benefits of a home-cooked meal.

My favorite part about one pan recipes? My side dish comes already included! When it comes to meal prep and planning, figuring out the perfect sides is always the hardest part for me. One pan recipes take care of that for me, meaning I have one less thing to worry about on a busy night.

I love the roasted carrot side dish in this recipe. I’ve never been a huge fan of cooked carrots, but roasted in this recipe is a whole different story. This recipe roasts carrots in delicious honey and spices. It’s a simple but unique side that really complements the chicken.

Roasted in honey and warm, flavorful spices like cinnamon and cumin, this chicken is the best of sweet and savory. Sprinkled with fresh thyme, this recipe uses simple ingredients that pack a flavorful punch.

This easy One Pan Honey Roasted Chicken and Carrots recipe is a must for busy weeknights. Late night? No need to run to the store or call for takeout. This one-pan recipe makes quick and clean homemade cooking easy.

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Chef Nichole

Nichole has a culinary degree from Great Lakes Culinary Institute and has worked in the culinary industry for 10 years. She also has the knowledge to write recipes using the most nutritious, fresh, and balanced ingredients. Nichole enjoys creating healthy and tasty recipes anyone can prepare, no matter their cooking skill level.

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14 Comments

  1. Looks good! The picture looks like there are raisins or some type of dried black fruit toss in there, but I don’t see it on the list. Please advise.

    1. Kati, Those are cran-raisins…just added to the recipe. Thanks for pointing the omission out. 🙂

  2. I can’t see how you figure that this is 5 FreeStyle SmartPoints. Running the recipe through WW’s Recipe Builder, RB says it is 11 FS SPs.

    1. Hi Mike, I have double checked this recipe and it is only 5 points! There are a couple zero point ingredients in this recipe.

  3. This spice combo made me skeptical, but now I’m obsesses, a great mesh of sweet, spicy and traditional.
    I googled this because chicken and carrots were the only 2 basic ingredients I had in the house.
    Bravo, WW is all about being creative!

  4. I’m going to give this a try for dinner tomorrow. I don’t have cran-raisins, will regular raisins do?

  5. My chicken seemed chewy. Does that mean it was overcooked or undercooked? I checked the temp with a meat thermometer before taking from the oven. I loved the spice combination!! I will definitely cook again. Just wondering if my chicken was overcooked?

    1. Marilyn, Although I can’t say for certain, the chicken may have needed more time in the oven. Maybe next time try split chicken breast on the bone with skin, then remove the skin before serving. I would increase the cooking time to 35 minutes before checking for doneness. Hope this helps. 🙂

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