Jon Snow’s Honeyed Chicken | Game of Thrones Inspired Recipes

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“You are a Stark. You may not have my name, but you have my blood.” – Ned Stark to Jon Snow

If you’re not caught up on the most recent season of Game of Thrones – BE WARNED! There’s gonna be BIG OL’ SPOILERS IN THIS POST!

Perhaps one of the most brooding characters on Game of Thrones, Jon Snow – the Bastard of Winterfell AND King of the North – is a Stark through and through. Woefully dutiful and loyal, there’s little Jon wouldn’t do to protect his family.

We now know that Jon Snow is actually a Targaryen – and not just ANY Targaryen but Aegon Targaryen, the son of Rhaegar Targaryen and Lyanna Stark; which not only means he’s NOT a bastard, but the true and rightful king of the Seven Kingdoms.

I bet all that “Battle of the Bastards” nonsense makes the Boltons feel especially stupid now that Jon has won back Winterfell.

After the battle for Winterfell, I like to think that Jon and his men supped on honeyed chicken – a sweet and slow roasted chicken with crisp and sticky skin.

In modern times, I used a magical air fryer to get my chicken fall-off-the-bone tender, though I imagine that air fryers were in short supply in the North, meaning they would have had to rely on hot clay ovens to get the perfect roast chicken.

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Jon Snow knows the days of the free folk and Westeros are limited, especially now that the White Walkers have breached the Wall and are rapidly advancing south for Winterfell. Despite this, Jon knows a full meal makes for strong men – and when facing the army of the dead, you’ll need all the strength you can get.

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This recipe was inspired by and modified for my blog based on the recipe for Ghost’s Roast Chicken found in the Unofficial Game of Thrones Cookbook.

Here’s What You Need

  • Chicken: The main protein for this hearty dish.
  • Butter (room temperature): Adds moisture and richness under the skin.
  • Butter (melted): Combines with other ingredients to form the basting sauce.
  • Honey: Provides sweetness and helps caramelize the skin.
  • Cumin: Adds warmth and earthiness.
  • Coriander: Gives a slight citrusy note.
  • Yellow curry powder: Introduces a subtle spiciness and depth of flavor.
  • Onion powder: Adds a mild onion flavor without moisture.
  • Yellow mustard: Adds tang and depth to the sauce.
  • Ginger (minced): Provides a fresh, zesty kick.
  • Tamari: Adds umami and saltiness, can substitute soy sauce.
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Let’s Cook

Start by patting the chicken dry with paper towels, including the cavity. Let the chicken rest at room temperature for 30-45 minutes. This step is optional but will give you crispier skin.

Butter It Up

Rub the chicken all over with the room temperature butter, making sure to get it under the skin. This will keep the meat moist and flavorful.

Mix the Magic Sauce

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, honey, cumin, coriander, curry powder, onion powder, mustard, ginger, and tamari. Pour about half of this mixture into a separate bowl for basting later.

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Sauce it Up

Using a brush, coat the chicken inside and out with the honey sauce. Make sure it’s evenly covered.

Cook Time

Place the chicken in the bottom of the air fryer (or use a convection oven or conventional oven if you’re not into air frying). Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Bake the chicken for about 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with the remaining sauce, until the internal temperature of the chicken breast reads 155°F.

Rest and Enjoy

Remove the chicken from the air fryer and give it one last baste with any remaining honey sauce. Let it rest for 15 minutes to finish cooking. The juices should run clear. Use Valyrian steel (or, you know, a regular knife) to carve the breast from the bone. Serve with a ration of blackened bread and imagine you’re feasting in the halls of Winterfell.

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Tips for the Perfect Honeyed Chicken

  • Room Temperature Chicken: Letting the chicken come to room temperature helps it cook more evenly, ensuring juicy meat and crispy skin.
  • Basting is Key: Regular basting with the honey sauce not only keeps the chicken moist but also gives it that beautiful, caramelized glaze.
  • Use a Meat Thermometer: To avoid overcooking, use a meat thermometer to check that the chicken reaches 155°F in the breast. It will continue to cook while resting.
  • Resting Time: Letting the chicken rest before carving allows the juices to redistribute, making for a more flavorful and moist chicken.
  • Air Fryer vs. Oven: An air fryer cooks faster and can give you an extra crispy skin. If using a conventional oven, increase the cooking time slightly and keep an eye on the skin to ensure it doesn’t burn.

Bring it on, Night King.

After a hard day of fighting White Walkers or dealing with family drama (being the Prince Who Was Promised isn’t as cracked up as you think it might be), Jon Snow would appreciate this honeyed chicken. It’s sweet, savory, and perfect for a hearty meal. The air fryer makes it quick and easy, though it tastes like you spent hours in a Northern kitchen. Serve it up with some rustic bread and pretend you’re in Winterfell’s great hall. Just be sure to save some for Ghost.

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Jon Snow’s Honeyed Chicken | Game of Thrones Inspired Recipes

The Starving Chef
After the battle for Winterfell, I like to think that Jon and his men supped on honeyed chicken – a sweet and slow roasted chicken with crisp and sticky skin.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Fictional Feasts
Cuisine Game of Thrones
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole fresh chicken or small fresh fryer chicken
  • ½ cup butter room temperature
  • ½ cup buter melted
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon yellow curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon ginger minced
  • 1 tablespoon tamari can sub soy sauce

Instructions
 

  • Use a paper towel to pat the chicken dry. Use paper towels on the inside cavity to dry it out. Let the chicken rest at room temp to dry further, about 30-45 minutes (optional but optimal).
  • Rub the chicken all over with the room temperature butter, making sure to get it under the skin and onto the meat.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, honey, cumin, coriander, curry powder, onion powder, mustard, ginger, and tamari. Pour about half into a separate bowl.
  • Use a brush to cover the chicken in the honey sauce, brushing inside and out. Coat the chicken evenly in the sauce.
  • Place the chicken into the bottom of the air fryer (or use a convection oven, or conventional oven). Heat the air fryer to 400 F. Bake the chicken for 1 hour, basting every 15 minutes with the remaining sauce, until the internal temperature of the chicken breast reads 155 F.
  • Remove the chicken from the air fryer and baste with any remaining honey sauce. Let it rest for 15 minutes to finish cooking. The juices should run clear. Use Valyrian steel to cut the breast from the bone. Enjoy with a ration of blackened bread.
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