Honey-Baked Chicken

  • Prep Time: 0 mins
  • Total Time: 2 hrs
  • Servings: 6
  • Ingredients

  • 3lbsbroiler-fryer chickens, skined
  • 3/4 cupyellow squash, Shredded
  • 3/4 cupzucchini, Shredded
  • 1/2 cuponion, Finely chopped
  • 1/2 cupcelery, Finely chopped
  • 1 1/4 cupstoasted sesame, wholewheat breadcrum
  • 1clovegarlic, crushed
  • 1egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cuppecans, Chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/4 teaspoonpepper
  • 3tablespoonsunsweetened apple juice
  • 2tablespoonshoney
  • Directions

  • Discard giblets and neck of chicken (or save for stock.) Rinse chicken under cold, running water, and pat dry.
  • Set aside.
  • Coat a large nonstick skillet with Pam; place over med-hi heat until hot.
  • Add yellow squash, zucchini, onion, celery, and garlic, and saute until tender-crisp.
  • Drain.
  • Combine vegetable mixture, breadcrumbs, egg, pecans, salt, and pepper in a med bowl; stir well.
  • Place chicken, breast side up, on a rack in a roasting pan that has been coated with Pam.
  • Stuff lightly with dressing mixture.
  • Truss chicken (or put ball of foil in opening.) Combine apple juice and honey, stirring well.
  • Brush chicken with half of apple juice-honey mixture.
  • 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.
  • Reviews

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

  • “Great tasting chicken with an easy stuffing. I left the skin on and i think it really helped make the chicen moist and tender. The stuffing was so good….wish i had doubled the batch!!!”

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