Tangy Citrus Chicken Recipe
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Tangy Citrus Chicken Recipe

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In just over 30 minutes, you can enjoy chicken breasts topped with a light, refreshing sauce that combines honey with lemonade, mustard and herbs.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (2-1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup thawed lemonade concentrate
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon rubbed sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 268 calories, 4g fat (0 saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 70mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 fruit.


  1. Place chicken breasts in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour half over the chicken.
  2. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Turn chicken; pour remaining sauce on top. Bake 15-20 minutes longer or until meat juices run clear. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Tangy Citrus Chicken in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p66

Full-Bodied White Wine

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

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 25637
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2014

"Did not care for this. Turns out, sauce did not *stick* to chicken. Ended up with a gluey, yucky mess of wet ingredients hardening in dish. Sorry TOH. Will stick with what I know. J."

Thucydides User ID: 6951974 21761
Reviewed May. 13, 2013

"Ours do not turn the nice golden color shown in the picture and the sauce did not thicken at all. We cooked at 350 for nearly 45 minutes and chicken ended up tough but clearly fully cooked."

tyansia User ID: 640349 51013
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2013

"This recipe comes from one of my fave cookbooks called Kosher By Design. I make it at least one shabbat a month. I use the whole can of lemonaide, and I do not cover it. As well, I am generous with the spices."

lurky27 User ID: 1251896 16660
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"So easy & tasty! I omitted the sage since I had none on hand and substituted marjoram for the thyme.

~ Theresa"

aprilm User ID: 2396120 45930
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"This is sooo juicy and refreshing. The leftovers make great chicken salad as well."

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