Honey & Orange Glazed Chicken

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 15 mins

The combination of orange, honey, and dijon mustard as the glaze sounds delicious. This recipe comes from the "Joy of Eating" cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 whole chickens (2 1/2# each, cut into serving pieces and sprinkled with salt, pepper, and garlic powder)
  • 14 cup butter, melted
  • 1 medium orange, grated (about 6 tbsp. fruit, juice, and peel)
  • 34 cup honey
  • 14 teaspoon Dijon mustard


  1. Place chicken in a 12x16 inch baking pan and drizzle melted butter over it. Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 30 minutes. Combine orange mixture, honey, and dijon mustard and simmer over low heat for a few minutes until well blended. Baste chicken frequently with Honey and Orange glaze until tender and a rich golden color, about 30-40 minutes. Serve with brown rice.
Most Helpful

Delicious! The honey-orange glaze was quite good, and the chicken was really moist and baked perfectly. I will definitely make this again, but I would double the glaze so I had a little extra to spoon over a side dish of white rice. It was quite good though, and we all enjoyed it. Thanks, Nancy's Pantry. Made for you week 2 win in the 2014 Football Pool.

NorthwestGal September 27, 2014

I used the same chicken breasts as tracytrebilcox's review. It's just the 2 of us and breasts are the only meat we like. I loved the flavor of this glaze. I sprayed the chicken with butter spray instead of using the butter. This will be made often since I have an orange tree and need ways to use up those oranges. Very good!

nemokitty November 21, 2011

I used the chicken breasts that you can find in the freezer section because I really hate having bones in my food, and the only problem with this receipe was that there wasn't much left for lunch the next day. It was really an easy meal because it was just the chicken, butter, a couple of oranges to zest and honey. Need to put this on the menu for the end of the week when I get in the mood for, "Oh My God, I am so sick of cooking but I need to get dinner on the table."

tracytrebilcox September 29, 2011