Chicken is a staple in our house. At least twice a week, it joins us at the dinner table. At least once a month, it comes in the form of this tasty, moist little meal. Glazed Honey Chicken has got to be one of the main reasons why chicken was ever invented. No joke. When I’m making this meal, I always think “I made so much this time around, we’ll have enough for leftovers!” In the end, we usually eat it all in one sitting and have pb&j for lunch instead. Moist, full of honey flavor with just a touch of ginger, this chicken is an all-time favorite in our house. Again, this recipe was found from one of my favorite blogs: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
2 lbs diced, uncooked chicken
1/3 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
4 TB butter
1/4 cup honey
3 TB lemon juice
2 TB soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
*pre heat oven to 350*
* In a shallow dish combine the flower and seasonings.
*Dip each piece of chicken in flour mixture and coat evenly.
*Melt 2 TB butter in a shallow baking dish, large enough to accommodate chicken in a single layer.
*Arrange chicken in pan and bake uncovered for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
*Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt remaining butter and add honey, lemon juice, soy sauce and ginger.
*After chicken has baked the 30 minutes, turn each piece over and pour sauce mixture evenly over chicken.
* Bake another 20 minutes, or until cooked through, basting frequently. Don’t overcook..the chicken can become dry.
This is great served with rice or noodles. If you’re wanting to have more sauce, just double the recipe. Add it all to the chicken instead of saving half in the pot on the stove. When you cook it with the chicken, it will thicken up and be ‘saucy’ instead of thin and watery. Plus..it glazed perfectly on the chicken. Trust me..you’ll want more sauce. Don’t say I didn’t warn ya! 😀
Find what works for you, this might be the perfect amount for your family, but in our family..we could always use more, so I use more chicken.