Daily Archives: September 14, 2013

Honey Baked Chicken


I have been making this dish longer than our kids have been on this earth, at least 25 years. My wife says it came from a honey cookbook that an old boss of hers had. This makes a nicely sweet cream and mushroom gravy. However, this dish is not for the caloric faint of heart. You could remove the chicken skins and lighten up the heavy cream. But every now and then, just splurge!

Honey Baked Chicken


  • 3-4 skin on, bone in chicken breasts
  • salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 cup flour
  • paprika
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 6 Tbsp honey
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces mushrooms, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Place flour in gallon sized freezer bag.
  3. Salt and pepper chicken breasts.
  4. Place seasoned chicken breasts in bag with flour and shake to coat.
  5. Place chicken breasts, bone side down, in baking dish.
  6. Sprinkle paprika over top.
  7. Melt butter and drizzle over top of chicken.
  8. Bake chicken in oven for 20 minutes.
  9. Remove chicken from oven and reduce temperature to 375 degrees F.
  10. Drizzle half of honey over top of chicken.
  11. Pour in heavy cream and add mushrooms.
  12. Bake in 375 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  13. Remove and drizzle remaining honey over chicken.
  14. Baste chicken with sauce in baking dish.
  15. Return to oven and bake another 20 minutes.
  16. Remove and baste chicken with sauce again.
  17. Return to oven and bake another 20 minutes.
  18. Remove and baste chicken with sauce again.
  19. Check for doneness and serve.
  20. Sauce can be placed in a bowl and served separately.

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