Roasted Honey Chicken Breasts
Chicken is a great meat to work with as it is a lean and healthy meat and absorbs seasonings effectively. Here’s an old chicken recipe loved by most of us but with a new twist:
- 1 cup of raw and unfiltered honey
- 1 cup of lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon of chopped fresh rosemary (dried rosemary will do)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 4 boneless chicken breasts
Make a mixture by combining the honey, lemon juice and rosemary. Add in the salt and pepper then mix well. Immerse the chicken in the mixture and marinate it for an hour. Set aside.
Prepare a broiling pan and assemble the chicken pieces on it. (you may also choose to grill or bake the chicken pieces in the oven). Broil the chicken for about 5 to 10 minutes until well done. In the process, you may to choose to occasionally brush the chicken pieces with either olive oil, or butter, alternating it with the marinade. Gather the jus (drippings) and mix a good amount of all-purpose flour to thicken it. This could serve as gravy for the dish. It also tastes great when dipped in honey.
Homemade Granola Bars
Snacking on a granola bar when you’re hungry is a great way to fight hunger pangs. Most granola bars incorporate the use of maple syrup and brown sugar, and although these two are both sweet options, nothing can top the goodness of honey when it comes to what is the healthiest.
- 6 cups of oats
- 2 cups of bran
- 2 cups of wheat germ
- 1 cup of sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup of sesame seeds
- 1 cup of chopped almonds
- 1 and 1/2 cup of raisins
- 1 and 1/2 cup of raw and unfiltered honey
- 2/3 cup of oil
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
- 4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon cloves
- 1 teaspoon ginger
Mix all the oats, bran, wheat germ, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and chopped almonds in a huge bowl. Set aside. Mix the honey, oil, vanilla, cinnamon, cloves and ginger in a smaller bowl. Combine both mixtures in the large bowl and stir well. Bake the mixture at 300 degrees for an hour. Let it cool a little bit then stir again. Add in the raisins. The granola mixture will harden when it cools.
Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 1 part balsamic vinegar
- 1 part red wine vinegar
- 2 parts good quality extra virgin olive oil
- 1 clove garlic finely minced
- Raw and unfiltered honey to taste (start with 1 teaspoon and add more as needed)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
1 In a food processor or blender, combine all ingredients except the oil.
2 Blend on medium-high speed and add the oil slowly in a stream. Continue mixing for a few seconds more to allow the vinaigrette to emulsify.
3 Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust sweetness with the honey. Serve over salad. Makes about 1 cup.