Chicken Recipes




You Need to Try This Awesome Honey Baked Chicken Recipe


You Need to Try This Awesome Honey Baked Chicken Recipe

Chicken is a great base for any meal. Its mild taste absorbs flavors easily, so it goes well with just about any food or seasoning combination. This honey baked chicken recipe elevates the taste of chicken to the next level. It is both sweet and tangy and it uses a variety of chicken parts, assuring that it’s a crowd-pleaser for just about any family.

Read on to find out how you can create this easy recipe in your home.

Honey Baked Chicken

The recipe starts with 3 to 4 pounds of assorted chicken parts.

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Butter, honey, mustard, and curry are combined in a bowl. The sauce is then poured over the chicken. From there, all you need to do is bake the chicken for a dish your family is sure to love. The sauce gives the dish the perfect flavoring. The honey makes for a sweet base, while the mustard gives it a tangy kick.

Those who do not often cook with curry are in for an unexpected taste sensation. Curry is a combination of herbs or spices originating in the Indian subcontinent. The herbs or spices it contains can vary, but it typically includes turmeric, cumin, ginger, coriander, and fresh or dried chilies.

The taste of curry can vary depending on the herbs and spices used, but it can generally be described as savory and sweet. The savory spices give it a deep, earthy flavor while sweet spices add pep. The pepper that is used will give the curry a kick. The level of heat is determined by the amount and type of pepper that is used.

When all these spices are added to the chicken, it makes a great flavor combination. Once flavored and baked, the meat can be served with any number of sides, but we recommend rice. Rice is perfect because it absorbs the sauce, infusing the flavor throughout the dish. However, if rice is not your thing, potatoes, vegetables, or a nice fresh salad also complement the meat perfectly.

Baked Honey Garlic Chicken Thighs

There are many variations you can make on the honey baked chicken recipe. You can use a specific part of the chicken, and you can vary the ingredients you use in the sauce. Garlic has a distinct taste that can be described as pungent and spicy, although it mellows considerably once it is cooked. Garlic makes a great combination with honey.

If you are looking to make a tasty garlic and honey combination, here is a recipe we recommend.

The recipe starts with chicken thighs arranged in a 9×9 baking pan. The honey garlic sauce is made by combining honey, soy sauce, garlic, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and sesame oil. This is poured over the chicken, which is then left to bake in the oven for 30 minutes.

Corn starch and water are mixed. This serves as a thickening agent for the dish and it is poured over the chicken and distributed evenly. The chicken is then put back in the oven to allow the sauce to thicken. After 15 minutes, the chicken is ready to serve.

When thinking of the ingredients in this recipe, the chicken is okay bone-in, but it is recommended that the thighs be skinless. Otherwise, the skin can cause you to end up with a fatty honey garlic glaze.

The honey is always a preferred ingredient as it adds the perfect amount of sweetness. When it comes to garlic, you just can’t get enough. Six cloves are recommended, but you can use even more if you’d like.

How to Make Your Own Honey Chicken Recipe

Once you've tried a couple of different honey chicken recipes, it might be time to try making your own! Many home cooks shy away from making their own recipes, afraid of making a major error. The truth is, many cooks make errors when creating a new recipe. Mistakes are part of the learning process, as they say! Overcome the fear of making a bad dinner and get creating!

You already have two major ingredients: honey and chicken. Now, you need to focus on adding additional flavor with spices. The spices you choose are entirely up to you and the kind of dish you want to make. Do you want something entirely sweet? Sweet and spicy? Sweet and salty? There are a lot of flavor combinations out there that can work here.

Once you've determined what taste you want and what seasonings you should use, it's time to think about anything else you want to add. Salt and pepper are often good choices, to round out the flavor profile of your chicken dish. If they don't work with your selection of seasonings, it's okay to leave them out. Also think about cook time and temperature; this will likely take some experimentation to get just right.

Honey gives your chicken dishes the perfect amount of sticky goodness, and it can work well with a variety of ingredients that will infuse your protein with the perfect taste. What recipe will you be using to put a smile on your family’s faces tonight?

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Honey Baked Chicken Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes


Chicken is great when it's included in a flavorful dish, and this one certainly doesn't disappoint. It combines sweet honey with tangy mustard and savory curry for the perfect trifecta of flavors. It also uses assorted chicken parts, which means everyone in your house gets the part they like.


Units Scale
  • 3 to 4 pounds chicken parts
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard
  • 1 teaspoon curry


  1. In a medium bowl; combine butter, honey, mustard, and curry. Mix well to blend.
  2. Pour sauce over chicken in an ungreased baking dish.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 1 1/4 hours, basting every 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 75 Minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
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