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Contest-Winning Honey-Dijon Chicken Recipe

Contest-Winning Honey-Dijon Chicken Recipe

These moist tender chicken breasts are nicely browned, then covered in a flavorful sauce that gets its sweetness from honey and pineapple juice. It's delicious served over egg noodles. Even kids are sure to like it. —Barbara Leventhal Hauppauge, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 1. 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. Yield: 2 casseroles, 12 servings, 6 per casserole.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.