Molasses Baked Chicken Recipe -
Molasses Baked Chicken Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Molasses Baked Chicken

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"A molasses, vinegar, and mustard sauce adds a nice flavor to baked chicken."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    55 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Lightly grease a large baking dish.
  2. Season the chicken with salt, pepper, and cinnamon. Arrange in the prepared baking dish.
  3. In a bowl, mix the molasses, vinegar, and mustard.
  4. Bake chicken 20 minutes in the preheated oven. Coat chicken with the molasses mixture. Continue baking 20 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 07, 2007

This was delicious and took almost no effort. I used frozen chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 26, 2011

This is sort of a strange flavour. Yes the recipe was easy and the chicken turned out very tender, but we weren't big fans of the sweet taste. I added cayenne and cajun seasoning to spice it up but the cinnamon was overwhelming. Thanks for posting - always happy to try something unique even if it doesn't become a regular.


55 Ratings

Sep 24, 2008

Wonderful and easy! Loved this chicken! I actually slow cooked it all day, so it was falling off the bone tender and flavourful. During the last hour I added sliced apples and a sprinkle of brown sugar. Delicious! Me and guests loved it. I would try this recipie with pork as well. Thank you!

Feb 22, 2005

Can I rate this if I used pork? It was great! I seared the pork chops before baking and only had 1.5 lbs., so there was extra sauce to serve with rice. The only thing I'd eliminate would be the salt. I don't think it's needed with the mustard. Otherwise, this is definitely a "keeper". Maybe sometime I'll try it with chicken.

Jul 21, 2007

Great recipe and blending of flavors. I have tried this one a few times and experimented a few times. I agree that this one was intended for pork. I like this little add on I used - 2 T. good bourbon and 1 T finely minced pecans along with a pinch of high quality cayenne pepper. Also, I sub'd a T of honey for one of the T's of molasses. You can't go wrong with the original recipe and this one is fun to play with and find new possibilities.

Jan 24, 2007

Made this for dinner last night, it was very good and flavorful. I just used boneless, skinless chicken breast and it turned out wonderful. Husband loved it!

Sep 17, 2008

I made it with drumsticks because that's what I had...turned out well! I did make more of the sauce and eased up on the cinnamon...a hit at our house though!

Aug 13, 2006

My family loves it! Great for using up those things that seem to sit in the cabinet forever!


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  • Calories
  • 312 kcal
  • 16%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.6 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 97 mg
  • 32%
  • Fat
  • 17.1 g
  • 26%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 30.7 g
  • 61%
  • Sodium
  • 609 mg
  • 24%

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

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