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Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

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Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Photo: Diana Rattray
These bone-in honey baked chicken breasts are easy to prepare and bake, and they're delicious with rice or noodles, or serve with roasted or baked potatoes. This chicken dish makes a great everyday meal for a family, or prepare this meal for a busy weekend.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Serves 4


  • 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


Heat oven to 400°.

Combine the honey, brown sugar, vinegar, and soy sauce in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine the flour, salt, thyme, paprika, and pepper in a food storage bag; add chicken pieces and shake to coat.

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. 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° in the thickest part, not touching bone.

Serve these tasty chicken breasts with hot cooked rice or roasted or baked potatoes for a fabulous meal.

Serves 4.

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User Reviews

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 4 out of 5
honey baked chicken, Member maddoxrb2000

I tried this recipe and I absolutely love it my chicken comes out great every time. I did not think the batter in the oven would be that great but I was impressed of how great it tasted and it was crunchy. The chicken is good with or without the honey sauce. Thank you for a great recipe

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