How to Make Honey-Mustard Chicken.

Essay by MonniOSUCollege, UndergraduateA+, August 2005

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I am not a big fan of cooking. I'll do it occasionally due to necessity rather than for love of cooking. But there are a few times when I want to impress my family, boyfriend, and close friends. That's when I'll make my honey-mustard chicken. It's good for any occasion and anytime of the year. My aunt taught me how to make it and not to sound overconfident or anything but it's really delicious. Anyone can try this meal, because it's sweet but not hot and spicy. You can also smell the grated orange peel in the chicken, adds a bit of freshness. This is one of my favorite recipes to make and enjoy eating. It's also very easy to make.

It'll take about 40 minutes; 10 minutes for preparation and 30 minutes for cooking time. This meal will usually serve 4, depending on how hungry you are. These are the things you will need before you begin:

*1/3 cup Dijon mustard

*1/3 cup honey

*2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill or 1 tablespoon dried dill

*1 teaspoon freshly grated orange peel

*1(1/2lb.) chicken, quartered and defrosted

*baking sheet and foil

*basting brush for sauce

The first thing you will want to do after you have all the ingredients is to make the honey-mustard sauce. Combine the Dijon mustard and honey in a small bowl. Stir in the dill and orange peel. Mix well. You can leave it in the fridge if you want or just leave it out until you're ready to coat the chicken. Secondly, preheat the oven to 400° F. Then line a baking sheet with foil and place the quartered and defrosted chicken skin-side down, in the foiled baking sheet. Next, using a basting brush, brush the honey-mustard sauce on top of the chicken; make...