- 12 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups pineapple juice
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/3 cup honey
- Hot cooked rice or noodles
Rub chicken with garlic and thyme. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil until a thermometer reads 165°. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, pineapple juice and water until smooth. Stir in mustard and honey. Add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice or noodles.
Freeze option:Divide chicken between two 11x7-in baking dishes. Cool. Cover and freeze up to 3 months. To use, completely thaw in refrigerator. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover and bake 35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles, 12 servings, 6 per casserole.
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Honey-Dijon Chicken
"I was looked forward to trying this dish. The chicken came out nice and juicy, but it was too bland. My husband didn't care for it all."
"Very simple and tasty. Will be a repeat at our house."
"Loved it. For the two of us I cut the sauce to 1/4 and used 2 chicken breasts. The amount of sauce was perfect. I think if I had cut the sauce down any more it would have been to dry."
"Excellent!! My family loved it. Will definitely fix again. I have also prepared in the slo-cooker. I added all ingredients except cornstarch and cooked 4 hours on low. Added cornstarch and cooked 20 minutes longer. Served over rice."
"I thought this was ok, but a bit bland. Just didn't do it for me I'm afraid."
"I was very happy with the results. I added dedicated another clove and thyme as I was a bit short. I was able to make the dish ahead and was pleased to find the chicken to be moist and very tasty. I have 6 more pieces left which are still to be enjoyed at a later date.A very easy recipe!"
"I made this with just four chicken breast because it is just me and my husband at home. It was delicious and took about 25 minutes start to finish. Instead of cornstarch I used flour, and I used honey mustard in stead of dijon and honey. My husband and I both agree the honey mustard was a bit over powering on the noodles we used as a side but in a pinch it totally worked. Can't wait to eat the left overs which are in the freezer now!"
"Yummy! Nice mustard sauce that isn't too sweet. Love it that you can freeze half of it for later. Easy to prepare and pleases my picky 5-year-old son...Now that's a winner!"