Baked Honey Lemon Chicken
So I have a little back story to share with you.
I recently discovered that on Tuesdays, The Fresh Market, sells ground chuck and vegetarian fed/antibiotic free chicken breasts for $2.99 a pound. What an AWESOME deal! This was in May, but I know here in Atlanta they are doing it through June as well (and maybe it will continue each month!). So Chickadee and I headed to The Fresh Market to pick up some meat. The ground chuck was easy to configure how much I wanted, but when it got to the chicken I wasn’t sure…thinking about how I usually buy chicken in the meat department at Publix, I decided to tell them I wanted 6 breasts. I asked for them to wrap them individually for freezing purposes. They started to weigh them one by one and each package was over $4.00….I was like whaaaattttt? Come to find out each breast, was a FULL, two pieces, chicken breast. Folks I ended up buying almost $30 worth of chicken :) Thank goodness for the freezer! So…we have been having a lot of chicken in these parts, like this Pretzel Fried Chicken I shared the other day.
Yesterday, I thawed two more chicken breasts and decided to work with what I had in the pantry and fridge for a simple honey lemon marinade. It actually turned out REALLY great!
- 2 chicken breasts
- 2 lemons
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
- Cumin, Salt, Pepper
- In a large ziplock bag mix the zest and juice of 2 lemons, 1/2 c. honey, 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 tsp salt.
- Using a knife cut slits across the top of your chicken to better marinate.
- Place the chicken in the ziplock bag and shake until chicken is well coated, then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to marinate.
- You can either grill or bake the chicken.
- If you grill make sure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees (this will take 5-8 minutes on each side over medium heat).
- If you prefer to bake, cook at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I browned the outside of the meat in a skillet before baking.
- Optional: Drizzle with additional honey for added sweetness!
I think this would be really great with lime in place of the lemon too!