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overhead photo of a le creuset with a whole chicken inside and a lemon in the upper right corner and lemon juice and a bowl of sumac in the bottle left corner

Sumac honey roasted chicken

This sweet and slightly sour chicken is oozing flavor and takes very little hands on time to create.

Course baked dinner, chicken dinner, chicken dishes, Entree, one pot dinner
Cuisine American, Middle Eastern
Keyword chicken, chicken dinner, quick chicken dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Nadia Hubbi


Dry Rub spice mix

  • 2 tablespoons Spice Tribe sumac
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chilli pepper
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Honey glaze

  • 1/4 cup warm honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon spice tribe sumac
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon


  • 1 sweet potato diced
  • 1 head of garlic sliced in half to expose garlic
  • 2 carrots halved
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 whole chicken
  • 2 whole lemons quartered


  1. Clean chicken, pat dry
  2. Rub spice mix on all parts of the chicken and let it sit in the fridge for at least an hour
  3. Preheat oven to 350
  4. Toss potatoes and carrots in 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. Add assortment of veggies to the bottom of a dutch oven
  6. Add chicken on top
  7. Brush honey glaze on top
  8. Do not cover
  9. Put in the oven for 30 minutes
  10. After 30 minutes brush more glaze on top
  11. Return to the oven for an additional 30 minutes
  12. Remove from the oven and brush remaining glaze on top
  13. Let it rest before cutting into it