¼ cup of
1/3 cup honey
1 tbsp. of fresh dill
1 tsp. curry powder
1 tbsp. of orange marmalade
1 tbsp. of butter or margarine
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. black pepper
To start you will want to give your chicken breasts a quick rinse. Then pat them dry and place them in an ungreased baking dish. Use a fork to puncture a few holes into each breast.
I choose to trim the excess fat from the edges of the chicken. That little extra bit on the edges seems to remind me of the extra bit I still have dangling on my edges. I would really like to trim that off too. I considered doing just that but after a once over of the kitchen scissors I realized that doing so would probably be more painful than the birth itself.
During my pregnancy, public television taunted me through its' advertisements. The tacos, cheeseburgers n’ fries, pizzas, sandwiches, and steaks, have you ever actually realized how many food related commercials there are on TV? At one point the Sunny Delight commercial almost had me. Those kids playing in the sunshine chugging the Sunny D, just watching it made me feel as though I had been in the desert for months. The ad actually made me feel dehydrated.
Now of course I am paying for it. I had to literally buy new clothes because my pre-preggers wardrobe is too small, all of my cute outfits hanging there mocking me. I of course had to succumb to the fact that I wasn’t going to just bounce back after giving birth. Maybe the celeb moms featured in US Weekly can but in reality that just isn’t the case. Oh, and if you are one of those moms who did…I hate you and you’re a bitch.
Obviously I needed to purchase just a few things to get me by until I realized that I no longer had an excuse to stuff my face and that working out was actually a good idea. Also, my husband kicked me out of wearing his jeans. He actually said to me, “Hey, you can’t wear these anymore, these are my favorite pair.” The nerve of him, right? So I managed to eat my way out of an entire wardrobe which has left me broke and with nothing but this post baby bod…oh and my beautiful son of course. If you are lucky like me then you may have a truly amazing gal pal that has extremely great taste but fortunately can’t fit into her jeans either. Now you are the proud owner of four pairs of gently used designer jeans that you practically choose to sleep in.
Oh yeah, the Honey-Mustard Chicken…in a glass measuring cup, melt the butter or margarine and pour it into a mixing bowl with all of the remaining ingredients. If you choose to measure out this recipe, which I typically ban, then immediately after you have poured the butter or margarine into the mixing bowl use the measuring cup to measure your honey. The butter on the sides of the cup will prevent the honey from sticking. This little tip may save you a little bit of cooking aggravation.
Now pour the finished glaze over the chicken breasts and just let it marinate until you are ready to pop it into the oven. It bakes for roughly 25-35 minutes at 400 degrees depending on the size of your breasts. Now wipe the sweat from your brow and tell your hubby your back is aching from a hellacious day with the baby. Bon Appetit!