Chicken- Sweet and Spunky
This is a wonderfully simple and quick recipe to make for a dinner for 2 or for company. With each bite you get to roll the tastes around and enjoy the spunk that comes from the ingredients. To be sure they are not the normal for a chicken recipe but make a great sauce which flavors and smells so good.
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- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1 cup water
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 16 ounces frozen spinach
- 1⁄2 lb baby carrots
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 onion, sliced into rings
- in a small saucepan heat water to simmer.
- add in honey and stir til combined, turn off heat.
- add in cinnamon and soy sauce stirring til incorporated.
- in a 9x12 casserole dish put frozen spinach, baby carrots in first.
- place chicken on top of vegetables.
- pour sauce over top of chicken and veggies.
- put onion slices and butter pats on top.
- cook in 350 oven for 45 minutes or until juices run clear from chicken.
- check chicken at 20 min mark and baste with juices.
- Note- I used large breasts, depending on size of chicken piecss, cooking times will vary.
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Reviewed for Aus/NZ forum recipe swap October 2011- This is a really easy recipe and received mixed reviews from my family. So easy to add everything into a baking dish and bung into the oven.....almost cooked itself. Like mummamills, I'm not keen on frozen spinach and wished I had used fresh spinach. I think the frozen spinach we get here is chopped so fine that it sort of became part of the sauce. The chicken pieces I used were fairly large and took about an extra 30 minutes to cook, by which time the onions had turned crispy. I think covering for the first part of cooking may have been a good idea. Photo to be posted
I really loved this! I am fond of Greek food, and this reminded me of the flavors in Mousaka. I HATE frozen spinach, so I used fresh baby spinach. two things I would do different next time. first I would put the spinach on top, and cover the dish for the first part of cooking, as my chicken was a tad dry. 2nd, I would stir in some corn flour slurry 10 mins before it finish cooking, because the sauce is sooo good! served over rice. Made for Aussie swap sept 2011
I made this a while back for the family and it did not go over too well. Maybe I did something wrong. We did like the cinnamon sauce over the chicken, but the spinach was so overwhelming that I couldn't really enjoy the chicken. I also had to increase the cook time to about 2-2 1/2 hours to get the chicken done and the carrots even a little bit softened. I would not use this recipe again nor would I recommend it to anyone. Sorry, but thanks for the recipe just the same. It gave us an opportunity to try something completely different.