Every once in a while I accidentally do something pretty great, and I feel like this is one of those times.
A few years ago my sister gave me a recipe for chicken that I really liked. I have been craving it lately, but I couldn’t find the recipe anywhere. I thought the original recipe had a honey and curry based sauce. I looked online and tried to find the recipe I remembered. I didn’t have any luck. My sister’s recipe had you lightly coat the chicken in a flour mixture and partially bake it before you added the sauce. Most of the recipes I found were for sauteed chicken coated in sauce.
I tried calling my sister and couldn’t get a hold of her. I was desperate. I decided to just try and remember what I could and wing it. I was watching a friends kids that night. My friend is in her first trimester of pregnancy…so she doesn’t really feel like cooking to much. When they came to pick up the kids I asked them if they wanted to eat with us. I was a little worried about how dinner was going to turn out but I figure it would probably be better then cold cereal. They were willing to be brave and decided to stay.
Well folks, it turned out DELICIOUS!!. Even better then I remember it tasting. You would think I normally cook disgusting dinners the way my husband was raving about how good this was (like he couldn’t believe it.) My friends husband was like…” honey, did you get this recipe?” And my friend suggested I put it on The Mother Huddle ASAP. To bad I didn’t really write exact measurements down as I was going along. Opps. Don’t worry, I made it again on Saturday and kept track of what I was doing. It may not be a very photogenic recipe, but it makes up for it in flavor.
The funniest thing about this little story….when I called my sister she said the real recipe is for Ginger Chicken. Not sure why I was thinking curry. Oh well, curry rocked it.
Honey Curry Chicken1-1/2 lbs chicken breast, 1 inch cubes uncooked 1/2 cup all purpose flour 1/4 tsp garlic powder 1/8 tsp black pepper 1/4 tsp salt GLAZE: 2-1/2 TBSP honey 2 tsp lemon juice 1/4 cup melted butter 1 tsp curry powder 2 green onions, thinly sliced 1/4 tsp garlic powder 2-1/2 tsp soy sauce pinch of salt pinch of pepper
Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly grease a glass 9×13 pan. In a gallon sized zip lock bag or large container with an air tight lid, combine flour, 1/4 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper. Mix well and then add raw chicken chunks and shake until chicken is evenly coated with flour mixture.
Place coated chicken evenly in the greased 9×13 pan. Bake for 40 minutes flipping (stirring) the chicken once half way through.
While chicken is cooking make the glaze. Combine all glaze ingredients in a medium sized bowl and whisk together until well combined. After chicken has cooked for 40 minutes, increase oven temperature to 400° and evenly pour glaze over the chicken. Cook for 10 minutes. Serve over white rice. Our family likes to eat it with chow-mien noodle sprinkled on top.
Enjoy. Merry Christmas!
There are some Christmas goodies coming up!
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