These baked chicken breasts are super easy to prepare and are super tasty. I use these as a base for chicken salad ( I always bake more for next day lunches) and for chicken soups. I love the flavor that the honey and the dijon give the sauce. You can add more garlic to the recipe if that is your thing. I try not to overpower my kids with garlic. The cayenne pepper is optional, although I add it and the sauce is mild enough for my 5 yr old and 7 yr old to eat.
Honey Ginger Baked Chicken
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 T honey ( I use local alfalfa honey)
1 T dijon mustard
4 T water
1 T fresh ground gingerroot (or 2 tsp ground ginger )
3 cloves garlic, minced
salt and pepper , to taste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1.Preheat oven to 350*
2.Place chicken breasts in a casserole dish
3.In a medium bowl, add the honey, dijon mustard, water, ginger and garlic. Whisk until fully incorporated.
4.Pour sauce over the chicken.
5.Season the chicken with salt and pepper ( I am liberal with s&p in this dish)
6.Bake for 60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
7. Drizzle some of the sauce over each piece of chicken and serve .