This roasted chicken recipe with fresh strawberry relish couldn't be any simpler to make. The chicken is rubbed with herbs, salt and pepper and roasted in the oven. The relish, made with strawberries, lime zest, sugar and vinegar, is tart, sweet and fruity and it looks beautiful.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2013


Recipe Summary

1 hr 15 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  • Combine chicken in a bowl with oil, oregano, 1 tablespoon chives, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Place in a small-to-medium roasting pan.

  • Roast the chicken until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part without touching bone registers 165 degrees F, 35 to 45 minutes, depending on the size of the thighs.

  • Meanwhile, combine strawberries, lime zest, sugar, vinegar, the remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons chives and the remaining pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Let stand at room temperature until the chicken is done.

  • Just before serving, taste the strawberry relish and adjust the amount of sugar, vinegar and/or salt. Serve the chicken with the relish.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 7.6g; dietary fiber 1.6g; sugars 4.8g; fat 13.3g; saturated fat 3.2g; cholesterol 154.3mg; vitamin a iu 183.8IU; vitamin c 46.7mg; folate 25.2mcg; calcium 40.3mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 41mg; potassium 448.2mg; sodium 451.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; added sugar 1g.

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4 Ratings
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Rating: 4 stars
This was so good and so easy! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Delicious My kids liked this because of the sweetness of the strawberries. Pros: This recipe was simple and tasty even for the kids. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
Clashing Flavors I love strawberries so I thought this would be fun and flavorful. The oregano and oniony flavor of the chicken clashed with the tart sweetness of the strawberry-lime zest relish. It was pretty but weird and even a bit bland. Pros: Easy Cons: Oregano clashes with strawberry odd tasting messy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Almost perfect spring dinner This was a wonderfully fresh and flavorful dish. Perfect for a quick healthy spring dinner. Only con is that I felt the lime overpowered the strawberries in the relish a bit. I love lime but it's peak strawberry season here and I really wanted them to shine through. Next time I'll use lemon instead. Either way highly recommended! Pros: moist fresh flavorful easy Cons: lime overpowers the relish Read More