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Honey makes this chicken special

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When fried chicken is served in many homes, lots of people enjoy it more with honey drizzled over it. This is an interesting and tasty way to enjoy chicken and I have to admit that I enjoy it, too. Honey's natural flavor accents many foods and is preferred over many commercial syrups, since honey is a natural product.

I've come across a really tasty chicken dish, which is simply titled "Honey Chicken". Especially easy and fast to make, all that's needed are things you already have on hand: chicken, honey, oil, soy sauce, salt, pepper and Accent flavor enhancer. This is a very good chicken and I've made it with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Whether you use bone-in chicken or boneless, it's a good chicken!

You begin by placing the chicken in a shallow baking dish. To save on clean-up, you can line your dish with foil or grease it. The chicken is placed in it and the seasonings are sprinkled over it. You then combine the honey, oil and soy sauce. This gets mixed and is poured over the chicken. It now goes into the oven and in about an hour, you'll have some really tasty chicken. If desired, the sauce in the dish can be served over potatoes or rice.

Most any type of honey or oil can be used in this recipe. I normally use the clover honey, but whichever variety you like or have on hand can be used. The same goes for the oil. Olive oil will work well, just as well as Canola or regular vegetable oil.

If you decide to use boneless chicken breasts, it may not take as long to bake as it would the bone-in chicken. Check for doneness by piercing a piece of the chicken with a fork. If the juices run clear and no pink meat remains, then it's done. You don't want to overbake it, since it would dry it out.

Also, the original recipe didn't mention removing the chicken skin. I prefer to do this, as this cuts down on the saturated fat that shows up in the chicken's skin. You can even get skinless chicken pieces in the market, so go with whichever suits your taste.

Sometime back, I shared a recipe for a "Honey-Zucchini Bread" that's flavored with honey. This article also included another wonderful recipe for "Zucchini Bread", too. To get these recipes, follow this link:

http://www.examiner.com/article/ways-to-use-all-that-zucchini

If you've never tried honey on chicken before, give this try and see how very good it is!

HONEY CHICKEN

  • 3 lb. Chicken, cut in to serving pieces or 3 lbs. Chicken Pieces (I remove the skin, but this is optional)
  • 1 Tsp. Accent Flavor Enhancer
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 Tsp. Pepper
  • 1/4 C. Vegetable Oil
  • 1/2 C. Honey
  • 2 Tbls. Soy Sauce

Wash and dry chicken; place in a large shallow baking pan in a single layer, skin side up (for easier cleanup, line pan with foil first); sprinkle with Accent, salt, and pepper; let stand for about ten minutes; meanwhile, stir together oil, honey, and soy sauce (this will be a jell consistency) and pour over chicken; bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for about one hour, basting frequently, until juices run clean when chicken is pierced. Serves 4.

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