Baked Chicken in a Dreamy Honey/Dijon Sauce

Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This is a very simple recipe to assemble and bake, and will give you a tasty dinner in under an hour.

I’ve seen this recipe using various types of sweeteners (agave, maple syrup), and mustards (yellow, stone ground); however, good clover honey and creamy Dijon mustard are my favorites.

I did add some tamari to the recipe, but don’t let that throw you… It adds a bit more depth to the sauce.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:
2-4
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

THE CHICKEN

2 large
chicken breasts, boneless/skinless
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

THE SAUCE

1/2 c
fresh clover honey
1/2 c
plain dijon mustard (i prefer grey poupon)
2 Tbsp
tamari sauce
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1 Tbsp
bourbon (optional)
1 tsp
dried basil
1 tsp
dried parsley

Step-By-Step

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1PREP/PREPARE

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2THE CHICKEN

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3Gather your ingredients.

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4Chef’s Note: If you have the time, I strongly recommend that you brine the chicken breasts. My standard brining solution is 1/4 cup of kosher salt dissolved in 1 quart of water. Combine the salt and water in a small bowl and stir it until the salt is dissolved. Add the chicken breasts, and refrigerate for 1 hour… no longer. Remove from the brine, rinse off, and you’re ready to go.

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5Place a rack in the middle position, and preheat the oven to 350f (175c).

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6Sprinkle the chicken breasts with a bit of salt and pepper, and then place in a small baking dish, or ovenproof pan.

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7Chef’s Tip: If you brined the chicken, go easy on the salt.

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8THE SAUCE

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9Gather your ingredients.

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10Add all the ingredients to a bowl.

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11Whisk until fully mixed.

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12Pour over the chicken.

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13Cover the dish, or pan and place into the preheated oven for 30 minutes.

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14After 30 minutes, remove the cover, turn the chicken over, and continue to bake until the juices from chicken run clear, about 8 – 10 additional minutes.

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15PLATE/PRESENT

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16I like to serve these with some steamed broccoli, and I make sure to spoon some of that yummy sauce over everything. Enjoy

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17Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American