Honey Baked Chicken

This is a recipe I’ve been working on off and on for a while now. I’ve always liked the idea of honey baked chicken, but I could never get it to turn out quite right. It turns out the problem was with my ancient apartment oven (shocked!!!) and not the recipe itself. Today I made this in my new toaster oven instead of the regular oven, and it turned out absolutely wonderful. A great, light meal for a too-hot summer day.

 

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

 

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F
  • Place chicken pieces in a lightly greased 8×8 baking dish and rub with garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  • In a small bowl, mix honey and melted butter, then brush over chicken pieces
  • Bake at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes. Turn over and baste with remaining sauce
  • Bake at 325 F for another 20 minutes
  • Slice each breast in half, bake at 325 F for 20 minutes (note – if you prefer, you can skip this step and just add 10 minutes to the 2 previous cooking times)

Serve with rice.

 

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