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Honey Chicken Recipe
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Honey Chicken

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"Chicken breasts bathed in a tangy, citrus honey marinade, then baked. This is a great marinade for chicken breasts. For a more low-fat recipe, try reducing the amount of oil. As far as I can tell, it's just used to 'glue' the marinade to the chicken."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    8 hrs 30 mins


  1. To Marinate: In a nonporous glass dish or bowl, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, oil, honey, salt, pepper, curry powder and paprika. Mix well, then add chicken breasts and toss to coat. Cover dish and refrigerate to marinate overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  3. Remove chicken from marinade, discarding of any remaining marinade, and place in a lightly greased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 20 to 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.
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  • Note
  • The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.

Reviews More Reviews

Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 21, 2007

Very good! Lightly sweet with good flavor. Poured a little of the marinade over the chicken while it was baking and ended up with a little bit of yummy sauce. Next time may simmer marinade to reduce and served with chicken. Breasts were on the larger side, so took about an hour to cook. Easy and very tasty.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2005

my family did not like this at all. it had a weird taste. I like all the ingredients but it just didn't work.

Feb 12, 2006

My family loved this recipe. I added three cloves minced garlic to the marinade. Great flavor!

Aug 16, 2010

This dish was very easy to make. It taste great. The honey was not too overwhelming. The flavor was just right. By the way, the wife and kids really enjoyed it.

Dec 20, 2010

Easy to prepare, marinated over 24 hours. Chicken was sweet and tender. We both thought it was Delicious!

Aug 17, 2010

I made this on the grill, since it is summer time, and it turned out pretty good. The chicken was very moist and the flavors work well together, I just wish it had a more stronger flavor to it. Also, I thought it would be more like a honey-glaze and was slightly disappointed that it wasn't a thick coat of glaze over the chicken. I think next time I might try what other reviews have said and make a sauce w/ the marinade (only don't use the marinade the chicken has been in- salmonella and other health concerns-make a fresh batch and reduce it)

Jul 06, 2010

I followed the recipe exactly except for that I used 8 chicken tenders and added 3 cloves of garlic to the marinade. Before baking, I poured the leftover marinade onto the chicken. It came out soft, tender and my husband loved it. I will definitely cook this again.

Dec 27, 2005

I like this recipe. I made this dish for a holiday potluck luncheon. Everyone loved the sweetness and it was moist. I add little water to avoid the chicken sticking to the pan and drizzle little more honey on the chicken in the midst of baking time.


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  • Calories
  • 404 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 68 mg
  • 23%
  • Fat
  • 15.2 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 27.9 g
  • 56%
  • Sodium
  • 661 mg
  • 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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