Monday, February 25, 2008

Honey Pecan Chicken

Baked Honey Pecan Chicken

3 - 4 lb split chicken breasts

Basting sauce:
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 T. lemon juice
2 T. water
1/2 t. Worcestershire sauce
salt and pepper

Honey-Pecan Sauce:
3 T. honey
2 T. butter or margarine, melted
2 T. chopped pecans, toasted
2 t. lemon juice

Prepare Honey Pecan Sauce by mixing all ingredients together.

Spray bottom of a 9x13 baking dish with vegetable oil. Preheat oven to 275°F. Mix all basting sauce ingredients together in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place chicken in baking dish, skin sides up, and mop or brush basting sauce over chicken. Bake chicken 25 to 35 minutes; mop with basting sauce. Cover and bake 35 to 45 minutes longer, mopping 2 or 3 times with basting sauce until juices are clear. Discard any remaining basting sauce.

Serve chicken with Honey-Pecan Sauce.

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