Honey-Baked Chicken

READY IN: 2hrs
Top Review by Food4Pedro

This was a really juicy chicken and the sauce was good. I will beg for this one again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 lbs broiler-fryer chickens, skined
  • 34 cup yellow squash, Shredded
  • 34 cup zucchini, Shredded
  • 12 cup onion, Finely chopped
  • 12 cup celery, Finely chopped
  • 1 14 cups toasted sesame, wholewheat breadcrum
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 14 cup pecans, Chopped
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Directions

  1. Discard giblets and neck of chicken (or save for stock.) Rinse chicken under cold, running water, and pat dry.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Coat a large nonstick skillet with Pam; place over med-hi heat until hot.
  4. Add yellow squash, zucchini, onion, celery, and garlic, and saute until tender-crisp.
  5. Drain.
  6. Combine vegetable mixture, breadcrumbs, egg, pecans, salt, and pepper in a med bowl; stir well.
  7. Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan that has been coated with Pam.
  8. Stuff lightly with dressing mixture.
  9. Truss chicken (or put ball of foil in opening.) Combine apple juice and honey, stirring well.
  10. Brush chicken with half of apple juice-honey mixture.
  11. Bake at 350 deg F for 1 1/2- 2 hours or until drumsticks are easy to move and juices run clear, basting occasionally with remaining apple-honey muixture.

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