Honey-Glazed Chicken with Root Vegetables

Since ancient times, honey has been used as both a food and a medicine.

It’s very high in beneficial plant compounds and offers several health benefits. Honey is particularly healthy when used instead of refined sugar, which is 100% empty calories.

Here is a dinner recipe that uses honey! Let’s go! Healthy dinner for a healthy family.

Serves 4-6

1 cup roughly chopped carrots (about 2 medium)
1 cup roughly chopped turnips (1 to 2 small)
1 cup roughly chopped skin-on red potatoes (about 1/2 pound)
1/2 small red onion, cut into wedges
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon alcohol-free balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon ground thyme
3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 pounds chicken drumsticks

1. Heat the oven to 400° F.

2. Place the carrots, turnips, and potatoes in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and microwave on high for 4 minutes (alternatively, you can blanch the vegetables in a large pot of boiling water for 3 minutes). Drain any excess water and transfer the vegetables to an 8×8-inch glass or ceramic baking dish or metal baking pan. Add the onion wedges to the dish or pan.

3. In a small bowl, stir together the honey and alcohol-free balsamic vinegar. Set aside.

4. In a small bowl, combine the thyme, salt and pepper. Measure out 3/4 teaspoon of the seasoning mixture and sprinkle it all over the vegetables. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and toss to combine.

5. Season the chicken with the remaining seasoning mixture—be sure to slide some of the seasonings under the skin as well as on the outside. Arrange the chicken on top of the vegetables. Roast for 20 minutes. Brush the chicken with half of the honey-balsamic mixture and roast for another 15 minutes. Brush the chicken with the remaining honey-balsamic mixture and continue roasting until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165° F and the vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes more (tent the chicken with foil if the glaze starts to burn).

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