August 25, 2010 by Dana
I’m baaaaaack… I hope you all didn’t miss me too much :)
Thanks to everyone that wished me a fun trip! I had an awesome time celebrating at my girlfriend’s bachelorette party in Las Vegas. We had such a blast… I don’t think we stopped dancing for more than five minutes straight!
This silly picture pretty much sums up the weekend’s antics:
But as much fun as the weekend was, it wasn’t exactly a healthy eating weekend. So for dinner last night I wanted something relatively healthy and easy. I grabbed some chicken breasts from the fridge and immediately thought of the Honey Garlic Chicken recipe that I had wanted to try ever since I saw it on I Love. Therefore, I Cook.
1-2 lbs chicken pieces
¼ cup honey
¼ cup lemon juice
1/8 cup water
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 ½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 dash of pepper
This recipe is super easy to make, and the actual prep time is fast other than the time that chicken is marinating. You can use whatever kind of chicken you prefer: bone in/out, skin on/off, breasts, thighs….. It’s your choice! Just be sure to adjust the cooking time accordingly.
1. Combine all ingredients other than chicken in a medium sized sauce pan. Bring mixture to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Remove sauce pan from heat and let cool. Pour mixture over the chicken and marinate in the refrigerator for about 2 hours before cooking.
2. Preheat oven to 350° F. Transfer chicken pieces to a glass baking dish, and pour remaining marinade over chicken.
3. If you are using boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cook chicken for 7 minutes then flip over. Bake for another 6-8 minutes (keep an eye on it to make sure it doesn’t dry out), and remove from heat. Let chicken rest for about 5 minutes before slicing on the diagonal and serving. (Other types of chicken will need to cook for longer. Bake until juices run clear and inside is no longer pink.)
This recipe was so easy to make and very tasty. The chicken remains moist because of the marinade, and the flavor is delicious! I paired this chicken with a Warm Bulgur and Asparagus Salad (keep an eye out for this recipe next week) for the simple and healthy meal I was craving!
**PS. Don’t forget that tomorrow is the last day to enter my Pillsbury Sweet Moments Giveaway!!