Honey and Mustard Chicken

Honey and Mustard Chicken

A delicious oven-baked honey and mustard chicken breast with a cornucopia of flavours courtesy of 5 Great Taste Award winners. The beguiling flowery taste of the lime honey combines perfectly with the nutty flavour of the sunflower oil and the slight-acidity of the mustard, all given a mouth-watering twist by the addition of sweet paprika smoked on aromatic beech wood, as well as a bit of hot paprika for that irresistible kick.

Ingredients

3tbsp sunflower seed oil

3tbsp lime blossom honey

2tbsp tarragon mustard

2tbsp fresh lemon juice

1tsp sweet smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon hot paprika

800g chicken breast fillet

salt

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. Lightly grease a baking tray with oil and line with foil.
  2. Combine the oil, honey, mustard, lemon juice and the paprika until thoroughly mixed.
  3. Place the chicken onto the tray. Season well with salt, then spoon 2/3 of the honey mustard mixture over. Pour in an extra 1/4 cup water onto the tray to prevent burning.
  4. Bake until cooked through (about 20-30 minutes, depending on the thickness of your chicken breasts). Spoon the remaining sauce and cook for a further 6-8 minutes to brown the chicken and caramelise the edges.
  5. Serve with fluffy white rice and grilled vegetables on the side. The ideal wine pairing is an Olaszrizling from Figula Winery, as the fresh minerality of the dry white wine perfectly balances the rich taste of the chicken.

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