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But mostly food.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Honey Mustard Chicken

For some reason I bought a LOT of chicken this week.  So here is the first of many posts about chicken. I will try to include other posts about things I made before it was snowing that have been sitting in my photo file so you are not as sick of chicken as I am in a few days.

This first one involves a whole, cut up chicken.  Or, if you can find it, a Best o' Fryer which, I think, doesn't include the wings that no one eats anyway, and has been known to include three breasts and three thighs. Mmmmmm mutant chicken.

Anyway -

Preheat oven to 400

Mix together

3 TBS honey
3 TBS mustard (I used one each of Dijon, Grainy, and Stone Ground)
1 TBS vegetable or canola oil
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp corriander 1/2 tsp salt

Baste on both sides of chicken pieces (whole cut up or best o' fryer)
Place chicken on oiled rack over a sheet pan - or use your broiler pan, that's what I do. Just make sure you oil it first.
Baste every 10 minutes with the remaining glaze for a total of 35 - 40 minutes.

I served it with cooked carrots.
I sauteed them in butter, a shake of maple pepper, then added maple syrup and honey.  They were too sweet.  Next time I'll leave out the honey.

I also served them with Trader Joe's frozen Brown Rice (one of the most genius inventions ever - perfect brown rice in 3 minutes?  I'm staying!) and a sprinkling of scallions.

Found this awesome Ginger Beer in the liquor store.  It's made with pure cane sugar and is full of awesome.  It was on this night that I discovered the Kentucky Mule (see yesterday's post).

More chicken recipes to come!  What are some of your favorites?


  1. Oh my god this looks good. I am going to make this for m'wife. However, I've yet to encounter something too sweet, so I may double the portion of honey and use lollipops as utensils.

    Thanks for this, Virginia!

  2. Mike - You're welcome! It was only the carrots that were too sweet (though the kids didn't think so ... imagine that). The amount of honey on the chicken is all good.

    Happy Birthday,