I found this recipe for honey glazed chicken from Melanie at Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. She got the recipe from Kristin at efnrecipes.blogspot.com. It really looked like something my family would enjoy, and they did.
I doubled the sauce as suggested in the recipe. It was a little strong on the lemon side for me. I think next time I’ll double the sauce and only use 3 or 4 Tbsp lemon juice. I also want to try the recipe and substitute orange juice in place of the lemon. When I do that, I think I’ll use the whole 6 Tbsp of juice and maybe throw in a little garlic and red pepper flakes. I’m hoping it will be similar to orange chicken. Thanks to Melanie and Kristin for sharing this recipe.
- 2 lbs of diced uncooked chicken breast
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup honey
- 3–6 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- cooked rice for serving
- Heat oven to 350.
- In a shallow dish, combine the flour with the garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Dip each piece of chicken in flour mixture and coat evenly.
- Melt 4 Tbsp of the butter in a shallow baking dish, large enough to accommodate chicken in a single layer (I use a glass 9 x 13).
- Arrange the coated chicken in pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining 4 Tbsp of butter and mix in in the honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and ginger. Set aside.
- After chicken has baked the 30 minutes, turn each piece over and pour sauce mixture evenly over chicken. Bake another 30 to 40 minutes basting frequently.
- Serve over cooked rice. Serves 4-6.
This is the original photo from this post. The above photo was updated in April 2015.