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Sweet and Savory Chicken

Updated May 25, 2021
Sweet and Savory Chicken
Sweet and Savory Chicken
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This Sweet and Savory Chicken recipe is the perfect dinner meal for when you can't quite decide what type of chicken you would like. Get the best of both worlds when you make this breaded chicken recipe that is hands down delicious. Plus, you can use a ton of different dipping sauces, so that you can have the sweet sauce to add that sweet element to your food or pick any kind of dipping sauce you would like. Check out our quick video to see just how quick and easy this dinner recipe is. 

Cooking Time20 min

Cooking MethodOven



Total TimeUnder One Hour

Recipe CourseMain Course


Taste and TextureSavory, Sweet


  • Chicken Breading
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs
  • Sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 8 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.

  2. Pour breadcrumbs onto a plate or shallow baking dish.

  3. Add beaten eggs to a medium bowl.

  4. Working in batches, add chicken pieces to egg mixture, making sure each piece is fully coated. Then, dredge chicken pieces in bread crumb mixture, coating all sides. Place onto prepared baking pan.

  5. Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.

  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through and golden.

  7. While chicken is cooking, prepare sauce.

  8. In a medium bowl, combine the honey, olive oil, garlic powder, and salt. Microwave for about 20 seconds until slightly warmed. Stir to combine.

  9. When chicken is cooked, add to honey mixture and toss to coat.

  10. Serve immediately.

  11. Enjoy!

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Looks delicious! Substituting pork for chicken would provide a touch of variation.

Whoo WHEEE! This chicken is so good that you will not stop wanting to eat it, just like our family discovered, lol. I am not crazy about honey so used half the quantity and made up the rest with brown sugar. We also used fresh garlic but made no other changes. We had it for a family dinner but I think it will also be great as drinks party snack. Try it, it is GREAT!

Just the title of this sweet and savory chicken made me think it was going to be chicken recipe with a lot of gooey sauce. I was presently surprised at how this is prepared. If the flavor is good, this will be one of those recipes I keep in the rotation.

The concept of this sounds really good but I'm a little confused. Is the sauce a dipping sauce or are you supposed to toss the chicken in it after it finishes baking like the directions state...because the video doesn't show it done that way. Maybe marinating the chicken in the sauce and then breading it would not only keep it from getting dry but also combine all the flavors together while it's baking, and then if you need to you can have extra sauce for dipping.

Our home consumes chicken at least three times a week in some form or fashion. It is always nice to get a new recipe so that that stand-by meat can be prepared in new and exciting ways. The sweet and savory part comes in with the sauce and I suspose that is optional as well. Recipe sounds easy enough and tasty.

Sweet and Savory is a nice combination and I think those flavors marry very well with chicken. I love the sound of this recipe and it is so easy to prepare. I'm glad the chicken is baked and not fried. I'm going to try that. Adding in some Parmesan cheese to the bread crumb mixture may be a good idea.


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