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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Lemon and Honey Chicken


I made this for dinner last night and had the presence of mind to make
double so we could eat it again as leftovers tonight! :)
So easy on the cook that way, you know!
Lemon, honey, garlic and oregano give this a wonderfully
summery flavor.  We will be having this again.
And I'm thinking extra would make great sandwiches or chicken salad, too!


I adapted the recipe from Marie at The English Kitchen.  

Lemon and Honey Chicken

4 chicken breasts with bone and skin
the zest and juice from one lemon
1/4 c honey
2 T olive oil
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 t salt
2 t dried oregano
1 t corn starch with 2 T water


Place chicken pieces (any cuts would be yummy) skin side down in a
 greased pan.  Whisk remaining ingredients except the corn
 starch/water in a glass measuring cup and microwave a few
 seconds to help incorporate the honey.
  Pour over chicken and bake 375 for 30 minutes,
 turning to skin side up for the second half of the baking time,
 spooning the sauce over the pieces. 
 Bake 45 minutes for larger pieces.  
Be careful not to over bake or your chicken will be dry.  
I turned on the broiler for the last 5 minutes to brown and crisp 
up the skin.  When cooked through, transfer chicken to a serving platter. 
 Whisk the corn starch and water into the sauce and cook a little on
 the stove top until bubbly and thickened.  Spoon over chicken.


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44 comments:

  1. Dear Betsy look absolutely yummy! Im hungry I dont eaten nothing!

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    1. Sometimes I use orange juice in chicken but I love the idea of lemon and honey because the honey tasty nice and make look like caramel LOL

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    2. Yes, it did brown up nicely...and the lemon was so delicious! :) I like orange juice, too...that would be so good!

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    3. I use a recipe with orange juice, ginger powder and rum ( a little) LOL

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    4. yum! I'll have to try that! Sounds like autumn!

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    5. Dear I make always and is delicious to sandwichs:)

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    6. I'm going to try that...yum! Is your house full of kids? :)

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    7. not yet only someones, they will arrive soon (OM) and about 10 will sleep here LOL
      and remember tomorrow they will have other party !I will make roast chicken tomorrow with salads I think!

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    8. Oh, that sounds delish. They will have a wonderful birthday celebration. :)

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    9. I hope those kids ain't gonna read that ebil cat's new book.... poor Gloria if they do...

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    10. maybe is so late Dez ....LOL

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  2. Betsy,
    I have made lemon garlic chicken, but not added the honey. Will have to try this one, I can smell it now. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and your sweet comments.

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    1. The honey was a really nice touch...and balances the lemon. Hope you like it! :)

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  3. I almost tried this recipe tonight and then realized how late it was. Perhaps another time because it looks so good that it's making my mouth water just thinking of of it. Thank you!

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    1. I hope you love it if you try it...we sure did! And the leftovers tonight were actually better than the first serving! ha.

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  4. that sounds really good, I love Marie's blog and she is one of my best blogging buddies.

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    1. I love her blog, too! She's so cute!

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  5. This sounds very good and I am always looking for new ways to cook chicken! It is a staple in our house!

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    1. I'm sure your whole family will love this...make extra, too!

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  6. This looks so yummy and appetizing. I had to stop by and try it lol :)

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    1. thanks, write girl! Have a piece! ;)

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  7. mmm i bet that would make a good chicken salad....sounds good to me....let me know when to come over...smiles.

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  8. That sounds absolutely yummy! How long does it take to get to your house from here?

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    1. hmm...you know, I have no idea. Probably longer than we think! haha. I'll have to look on googlemaps to see exactly how far north you are!

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  9. Oh that Chicken looks yummy. I'm doing my recipe of Chicken Thighs for our Father's Day BBQ. I take the skin off, and sprinkle with garlic powder, sea salt, and Montreal Steak seasoning on both sides, and brown in a large skillet with olive oil. Then pour BBQ sauce and make sure they all have some, and transfer into my large crockpot and cook slow for several hours. Fall off the bone good!!! Making cold slaw, and a new Baked bean recipe. What are you doing for Father's Day??

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    1. oh my....I love that whole meal..bbq, slaw and beans. Perfect!

      Sunday having seafood pasta salad...one of The Mister's favorites...and chocolate upside down cake. He needs new shoes, so he and I are escaping Saturday night out for dinner/shopping. Taylor's sweet enough to watch his brothers for us. :)

      Next grocery trip, I'm getting chicken thighs so I can try your recipe!

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  10. I'm going to make this one for sure!

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    1. Mmmmmm I hope you like it as much as we do!

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  11. Hi Betsy .. this sounds delicious .. and I can imagine feeding your three, let alone the rest of the family! ... cooking extra for other meals or snacks makes absolute sense ... pity it's breakfast time here!! Cheers Hilary

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  12. This would definitely be popular at our house. We love chicken! It's such a pretty looking dish too!

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    1. So if your chickens stop laying eggs, do you eat them? :)

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  13. Well for the very first time
    With your food chime
    The cat didn't think of using it as a weapon at bush number three
    For he and Pat would chow it down with glee
    The salad addition sounds great too
    Would be something Pat would eat two by two
    As chicken will always be number one
    Still can't believe he now finds food fun..haha

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    1. Of course I think this is just grand
      that Pat has decided to love food land.
      lol...

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    2. lol the cat thinks it is too
      Except when he gets the runs from things that are new haha

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  14. Hi Betsy! Thanks so much for your comment and following me! I've returned the favor :) This looks like a delicious chicken prep. I love eating lighter protein in the summer too.

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    1. Aw, thank you...and thanks for returning the visit. Your blog was just lovely!

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  15. Betsy, you know the way to catch a woman's eye in a blogroll - hello yummy!!!

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    1. haha...wish you lived close, you could come over for dinner...how fun!

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  16. mmm, that sounds delicious! making double is always nice! :)

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  17. Lemon & garlic are my favourite and this looks great.
    Thanks for the recipe.

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  18. Trying to get caught up and man, I'm glad I went back to not miss this chicken recipe!! Sounds delicious. Thank you, Betsy. I love your blue polish! blessings ~ tanna

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  19. Chicken dried out. Sauce was good.

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    1. Chicken dries out of you bake it too long. Always check early...all ovens are slightly different!

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