Thursday, December 31, 2015

Chicken with Honey and Molasses Sauce

LUCY BURDETTE: As you know by now, I'm on a desperate search for low-salt/sodium recipes that are TASTY! This chicken was originally found in Cooking Light and marketed as drumsticks for kids. I changed the drumsticks to thighs, eliminated the salt, upped the garlic and added scallions, and served it to adults. It's pretty sweet--next time I might cut back on the honey just a bit, and increase the mustard. (In fact, if you're worried about the sodium in the Dijon mustard, use Grey Poupon Savory Honey Mustard, only 5 mg of sodium per teaspoon!)


1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons honey

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon or honey mustard 

1 tablespoon molasses

3 cloves of garlic, minced
handful of scallions, chopped 

1 teaspoon olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs

Whisk together the first 6 ingredients. Saute the garlic and scallions in a skillet with the oil, then add the chicken thighs. Saute until brown on both sides.

Add honey mixture to pan, turning chicken to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until chicken is done, turning chicken every 5 minutes.  

Take the cover off and raise the heat so the sauce reduces a bit. Serve with brown rice or noodles and a green vegetable. 

One nice thing about this recipe--it's not labor intensive, and you could make ahead and then warm it up. Meanwhile, you can head off to the New Year's Eve day dachshund parade! As Tonka and I love to do. Well, I love it, Tonka tolerates...this is me with my character, Steve Torrence. Yes, that's a giant hot dog on my head...

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  1. Sounds good. I will have to make it. Thank you for sharing!

  2. It sounds yummy! Thank you for the recipe (and pictures).

  3. Honey mustard chicken is terrific!
    I'm with you--I think I'd use a bit more mustard and one less sweetener. I like the tang.

    Love the hot dog hat!

    Happy, healthy, peace-filled new year.

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