Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Honey Baked Chicken Breasts

Diana Rattray

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Total: 50 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
812 Calories
25g Fat
34g Carbs
107g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 812
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 304mg 101%
Sodium 912mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 26g
Protein 107g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 72mg 6%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 935mg 20%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 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 all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 400 F.

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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 F in the thickest part, not touching bone.

  6. Serve these tasty chicken breasts with hot cooked rice or roasted or baked potatoes for a fabulous meal. Serves 4.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.

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