Friday, January 13, 2012

Honey Mustard Chicken

Okay - so it has been a LONG time! Yikes! But I will try to start adding some ways that we eat healthier on this blog. And I'll start with a re-made recipe!

In the cookbook (Health and Hospitality) it is called Honey Baked Chicken but we always called it
Honey Mustard Chicken

1 3/4 pound chicken, cut up
1/3 cup margarine
1/3 cup honey
2 tbsp. mustard
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. curry powder

Prepare oven to 350 F. Arrange chicken in shallow pan, skin side up. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over chicken.Bake for 1 and 1/4 hours, basting every 15 minutes until nicely brown and tender. Good served with rice.

Growing up this was one of my favourite meals and it still is - but definitely not the healthiest. And not the quickest either. And who has time to baste every 15 minutes? Since we switched over to butter I've used butter in place of margarine - which makes it a little healthier, but expensive. I love the sauce so I often double or triple the sauce and that adds up to a lot of butter. So I decided to try to substitute it again and it worked great! I couldn't even tell! And I felt much better eating it knowing that I wasn't just spooning butter into my mouth :) I tripled the recipe, so I will give you those amounts:

1 cup honey
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup homemade chicken broth (or store bought if that's what you have)
Canned Chicken with all bones removed (I used my homemade canned chicken, but even leftover cooked chicken would work great!)
6 large squirts of mustard
1 tsp salt (I don't like adding too much salt so I often do less than it calls for)
3/4 tsp curry. (I like the curry taste but find that the amount of the original recipe is a little strong for our family's tastes)
Turmeric powder mixed in olive oil (turmeric is a great anti-inflammatory and very healthy. It's taste is not very strong and we couldn't even tell I had added it. I maybe did 1/2 tsp or so. The olive oil stabilizes it and your body gets more from the turmeric that way.)
Black pepper

It was great! If I hadn't said anything TR would not have even known and I hadn't done it myself I never would have known either!


  1. I love that recipe and haven't made it in ages! I often cook extra chicken for a meal so the next night I can use the extra for a quick meal, especially when I know I have a busy day.
    You have now given me another recipe to use up that leftover chicken, I can't wait to try the new version.
    I often make your ginger chicken recipe with leftover chicken too and its always a huge hit!

  2. I haven't made that ginger chicken in ages! I will have to make it again real soon :)
    This is really quick - with cooked chicken you only have to heat it so it can be ready really fast. I love it!


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