Honey-Glazed Chicken Recipe
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Honey-Glazed Chicken Recipe

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My family raves over this nicely browned chicken. The rich honey glaze gives each luscious piece a spicy tang. This dish is simple enough to prepare for a family dinner and delightful enough to serve to guests. -Ruth Andrewson, Leavenworth, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES:4-6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours
MAKES: 4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (about 3 pounds), cut up
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons curry powder

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 501 calories, 29g fat (13g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 781mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 29g protein.


  1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, salt and cayenne pepper; add the chicken pieces shake to coat. Pour 4 tablespoons butter into a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; place chicken in pan, turning pieces once to coat.
  2. Bake, uncovered at 350° for 30 minutes. Combine the brown sugar, honey, lemon juice, soy sauce, curry powder and remaining butter; pour over chicken. Bake 45 minutes more or until chicken is tender, basting several times with pan drippings. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Originally published as Honey-Glazed Chicken in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p31

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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MY REVIEW User ID: 8949370 255153
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2016

"This chicken is awesome. I followed the recipe exactly and it turned out great. Will definitely make this one again."

charvey32 User ID: 7874105 229336
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"This is so easy and delicious. My picky 2 years old son said "yummy" several times. I used things because that's what I have and also substituted a tablespoon of lime juice instead of lemon juice. I definitely going to make this again."

RHergenroeder User ID: 6026311 8660
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

"Very good. I used boneless chicken breast, and only 1/2 the recommended salt. Baked for ~40 minutes, then put on Broiler to crisper. Served over fresh spinach."

Hollyberry1981 User ID: 7679097 8369
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2014

"My husband loved this and so did I. Very moist! Great over rice with a side salad :)"

joniotto User ID: 1827180 4309
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

"This has been my husband's favorite chicken recipe for several years now! Always the way he requests chicken :) I follow the recipe exactly and it always comes out awesome. Sweet and slightly spicy with the cayenne. Great recipe that's become a staple in our home."

Redsled User ID: 7611624 4303
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

"Wonderful chicken dish. I did use boneless, skinless, chicken breast. My husband liked it. I will be making it more in future. Thank you very much"

tstreich User ID: 1042559 8659
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"I made this often years ago when it was first published. We love it. It had been awhile and I reintroduced my family to it recently and we still love it. The flavor of the glaze is wonderful! No changes other than I will use bone-in chicken breasts. Highly recommended!"

fabfifty07 User ID: 7450830 5976
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

"Easy preparations and delicious!"

stevennicole User ID: 2190603 7265
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2013

"Worshipguy said he didn't like this in part because it needed frequent basting but I forgot to do that and it turned out just fine! I like the curry flavor"

Jiffpb52 User ID: 7129339 6423
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2013

"Delicious chicken dish"

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