Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Honey Baked Chicken Breasts
Honey Baked Chicken Breasts. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 50 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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These bone-in honey baked chicken breasts are easy to prepare and bake, and they're delicious with rice or noodles or served with roasted or baked potatoes. This chicken dish makes a great everyday meal for a family, or prepare this meal for a busy weekend.

What You'll Need

  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lite soy sauce
  • 4 chicken breast halves, bone-in, about 3 pounds
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

How to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.
  2. Combine the honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. Combine the flour, salt, thyme, paprika, and pepper in a food storage bag; add chicken pieces and shake to coat.
  4. Put melted butter and oil in a baking dish. Place the chicken in the baking dish, turning with tongs until coated with the butter and oil mixture. Arrange the chicken breasts, skin side up; bake for 20 minutes.
  1. Pour the honey mixture over the chicken and continue baking for 20 to 30 minutes, basting a few times. The chicken should register at least 165 F in the thickest part, not touching bone.
  2. Serve these tasty chicken breasts with hot cooked rice or roasted or baked potatoes for a fabulous meal. Serves 4.

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