Honey Chicken Recipe

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Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey Chicken Recipe

Honey Chicken Recipe

When chicken and a sauce made with the honey and few other selected ingredients baked together this colorful and sweet dish comes out as a result; here honey assist the chicken to get the sweet flavor and sticky texture; using the best variety is important here; you can alter the quantities to suit your requirements.

Recipe Info:

  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 18 minutes


  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce (low sodium is preferred)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred)
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons of corn starch
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F; coat a heavy duty foil lined rimmed baking sheet with non stick cooking spray. Set aside.

Rinse the chicken under running water; dry off excess with paper towels; using a sharp kitchen knife cut each breast into half lengthwise, like cutlets.

In a shallow bowl mix 3 tablespoon corn starch with ½ teaspoon lemon zest and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Stir the ingredients to combine well. working with one pieces at a time dredge each piece in the starch mixture; shake off any excess.

Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high flame. With the help of tongs carefully lower the marinated chicken pieces into the oil. If the skillet is not large enough to fit all the pieces in a single layer without crowding it, work in batches. Cook for 4 minutes 2 minutes per each side turning twice or thrice during the process until chicken turns golden brown and cooked through.

Combine 4 tablespoons honey with 1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce, 1 tablespoon lemon and ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes in a bowl; whisk for 20 seconds until all the ingredients combines well.

Arrange the browned chicken on the prepared baking sheet; pour the honey mixture over the chicken; make sure to coat all the pieces with the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes basting the pieces once with the juices from the baking tray until chicken cooks through and juices run clear.

Take the tray out of the oven; transfer chicken to a serving platter; collect the dripping from the tray; serve chicken hot with rice and steamed vegetables.

Notes & Tips:

  • To reduce the time use pre made cutlets instead of cutting a breast.
  • Baking time varies according to the thickness of the chicken.
  • To avoid scrubbing must line a foil in the baking sheet.
  • Lemon juice can be substituted with lime juice.
  • If you do not have corn starch replace it with all purpose flour or any available starches.
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