Friday, June 13, 2008

Honey Glazed Chicken

I did change a few things on the recipe though. First instead of making and breading the chicken I used some prebreaded chicken tenders that have been sitting in the freezer, normally I don't buy the prebreaded stuff but this was not precooked and it was 24 cents for a 10 pound bag box because they mismarked it. Second thing I used orange juice instead of lemon juice. Third I added garlic and red pepper flakes. Fourth I doubled the sauce for basting and then made another batch of sauce for serving over the cooked chicken.

The chicken became nice and glazed. The flavor was so intense. It tasted like the sticky orange chicken I love. I can only imagine how good this would have been following the breading recipe for the chicken.

Overall it turned out great and will be used quite often in this house. Nathan refused to eat it because it smelled funny. Zachary wouldn't touch it at first because Nathan refused it but after a promise of ice cream he ate one piece and then begged for about 5 more pieces. Noah didn't try it but I served it with rice so I knew he would only eat the rice. All the adults loved it.

2 lbs of diced uncooked chicken breast

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 tsp. ground ginger

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 30 to 40 minutes basting frequently.

Serve over rice. I usually double the sauce ingredients to make more to serve over the rice.

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  1. That looks good! Do you use the Reams Chicken?

  2. No it wasn't the Reams chicken but I think its similar. Just small pieces of chicken breaded. I tell you I couldn't pass up 2.4 cents a pound for chicken.

  3. Thanks for letting me know you tried it. I LOVE your variations! Another commenter wanted to try orange juice, too, so I'll have to let her know it worked. I chuckled at your boys' reactions - with three little boys of my own, it sounded just like dinner at our house!

  4. That is a great price!! I love the new look!!!

  5. Thanks Sherri!!

    Melanie- I think it was Laura who suggested the orange juice and I just had to give it a try. I cooked it a tad longer because I really wanted that sticky crunchy glaze that I love about orange chicken. Mealtime at our house is always an adventure. The stories about why a child can't eat a certain food is quite entertaining.


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