Recipe: Honey Chicken (or Chicken, Honey!)

I can’t tell you how long I’ve had this recipe sitting around in my folder. I’m talking years. Maybe 12 years! I’m not kidding. It would get shuffled around, put in the “maybe” pile, removed, added back, over and over again until finally it made its way to the top of the heap and I actually cooked it! Oh. My. Goodness. I was crazy not to try it sooner. Delicious, and super simple to boot. So, break out your honey and enjoy some chicken!


1 to 2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon melted butter
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons lemon juice
salt, pepper, and garlic powder (about 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon each depending on your tastes)


Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place chicken breasts in a single layer in a greased, shallow pan or baking dish. Set aside.

In a small bowl, beat egg yolk slightly. Add melted butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, honey, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Stir to blend.

Pour sauce over chicken, turning pieces to coat well. Bake at 300 degrees for one hour, removing from oven once or twice during baking to turn pieces and baste.


  • One of the beauties of this recipe (beyond its wonderful taste of course) is that you can cook for a crowd or cook for yourself! The sauce will cover up to two pounds of chicken (maybe even more!) so make as much or as little as you need!
  • I use thin-sliced breasts, but they are not required. I just happen to prefer them to the thicker cuts.
  • A print-friendly version of this recipe can be found here.

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7 Responses to Recipe: Honey Chicken (or Chicken, Honey!)

  1. Sarah says:

    That sounds delicious! I’ll definitely try that this week.

  2. Stephanie says:

    Looks great and the recipe sounds like it’s the perfect blend of flavors! I’m adding it to the must make this week pile…!

  3. Thank you both, hope you like it!!

  4. Sarah says:

    I was looking forward to this all week and had it for dinner tonight-delicious! And something I pretty much always have the ingredients on hand for. Looks like this will be making it into the dinner rotation. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  5. I’m so glad you liked it, Sarah. It’s in our rotation too!

  6. Well, that sounds delicious! I will be trying it! Thank you!
    Neaten Your Nest

  7. I hope you like it! It’s so simple and yummy. Thanks for dropping by!

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