- 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 halved the recipe, and froze it, rather than eating part and freezing part. I don't know if I over cooked the chicken, or didn't cover it well when I froze it, but the chicken was tough, and the sauce was a little too mustard-y. I will be taking this out of my Recipe Box."
"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."