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Tonights Dinner…..(Edited to add missing ingredient)

I tried a new recipe for dinner. We were having chicken and even though I own the “365 Ways to Prepare Chicken” cookbook, chicken gets old. I went to my friend the internet and did a search on chicken and honey. I found a recipe that was tweeked a little. It was so yummy. The next time I make this I will take pictures.

3.5 lbs chicken (I used the chicken breast tenderloin pieces.) I doubled the recipe so here is what I used.

  • 1 cup of honey

  • 1/2 cup of pineapple juice

  • 2 tablespoons of dijon mustard* (missing ingredient)

  • 1 teaspoon of salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon of curry (original calls for 1 teaspoon but my kids are not great fans of curry.)

  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

  • 1/4 red pepper flakes

  • I placed the salt, curry, cinnamon and red pepper flakes in my morter and pestle to break up the red flakes a little more and really blend the spices.

  • Mix everything together.

  • In a baking dish add 4-5 tablespoons of butter and put dish in the oven to melt. I pre-baked the chicken for about 20 minutes in order to pull of the excess water from the chicken so it wouldn’t thin out the honey mixture.

  • I poured off the excess liquid then poured the honey mixture over the chicken and baked for another 30 minutes. I also added the pineapple chunks. I would wait to add the pineapple until about the last 15 minutes. I added the pineapple when I poured the honey over the chicken and it absorbed a lot of the curry. It was still quite delicious. I could even smell it cooking from outside.

  • Depending on the type of chicken you use (bone in) cook for an hour at 375-400.

I served our chicken with basmati rice and a cauliflower/broccoli mix. It was a hit with everyone.

Well…..with the minor exception of the broccoli mix……….

My son’s plate minus the rice……..

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My Son………

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My son on broccoli and cauliflower…………

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Someone doesn’t like his veggies…….

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No one would say he doesn’t chew long enough. We are coming up on the 8 minute mark…..Hello….it was broccoli and cauliflower….How long could you possibly need to chew broccoli and cauliflower….

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This child has always been my picky eater……but he has improved with age….. 😉

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February 27, 2008 - Posted by | Attitude, Boys, Child Training, Children, Cooking, Family, Just Life, Obstacles

6 Comments »

  1. Looks like a good recipe. I will have to try it.

    Comment by fourhisglory | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  2. He’s such a cutie! Even with an 8 minute chew going on. K4 can chew forever if she doesn’t like something!

    Comment by missplacedalaskan | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  3. The dish looks and sounds great! I will have to try it. Someone tell the boy that if you DON’T like the taste you swallow quicker. Only to savory the flavor do you chew like that. :LOLOL: Too funny. Life with kids.

    Comment by Ber | February 28, 2008 | Reply

  4. My picky one also can take forever to chew something very simple.

    Comment by Elaine | February 29, 2008 | Reply

  5. The dish sounds great..have to try it and see the reactions in my house!! 🙂
    About the broccoli and cauliflower…..well, I probably have him beat on the longest time to hold food in ones mouth before swallowing, or in my case spitting it out later. I went to a piano lesson with black eyed peas in my mouth!!! Had to be at least 30 min!!! I know it was gross!!! But, I did it!! Go figure!! 🙂

    Comment by warrenswife | February 29, 2008 | Reply

  6. YOU’ve been tagged! What’s on your desk?

    My blog has the details!

    Oh thanks my friend…..all I can say right now is that it may resemble what your L refers to your desk as the black hole…. 😛

    Comment by missplacedalaskan | March 4, 2008 | Reply


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