Showing posts with label honey glazed chicken. Show all posts
Showing posts with label honey glazed chicken. Show all posts

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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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Honey Soy Chicken recipe for Rosh Hashanah from author Cleo Coyle

If you blink, you'll miss one of our favorite local takeout joints in Queens. The tiny shop, under the rumbling Number 7 train, consists of nothing more than a few wooden tables, a loud kitchen, and an ordering counter, but the place has a delightfully diverse menu inspired by dishes from Chinese and Thai cuisines.

One of the dishes that Marc and I consistently order is a whole chicken roasted with honey and soy. They cook the birds on a busy bank of rotisseries. This is our copycat version. We don't have a rotisserie (and, hey, you probably don't, either), so we adapted it for the oven; and we used chicken parts so you can easily adjust the recipe amounts up or down, depending on how many people you're serving.

Because this is also the week of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish celebration that uses honey and apples to symbolize a sweet New Year, we swapped in some delicious raw apple cider vinegar for the usual Shaoxing wine. (You can also use rice vinegar.)

By the way, we love using raw, local honey, and we recommend you try a local brand, as well. The difference between good-quality raw honey and processed is huge. Raw honey is ambrosia, and a fantastic start to a delectable recipe, as well as a sweet New Year!

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Honey Soy Chicken

Marc and I love this sweet and tangy honey-soy glazed chicken, inspired by a little take-out Chinese/Thai joint where we live in Queens, New York. It makes an impressive presentation yet it's very easy to make. Just marinate, pop it in the oven, and... eat with honey-sweet joy!

~ Cleo

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