Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
4 Servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375°F. Place a chicken breast half between two sheets of wax paper. Using a meat pounder, rolling pin or bottom of a small skillet, gently pound chicken until evenly flattened. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Step 2

Melt butter with honey in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir until smooth and blended.

Step 3

Arrange chicken in a baking dish large enough to hold it in a single layer. Season with salt and pepper. Pour warmed honey mixture over chicken and place lemon slices on top.

Step 4

Cover baking dish loosely with foil and bake until chicken is opaque and firm to touch, about 20 minutes.

Step 5

Spoon juices from bottom of baking dish over chicken and lemon several times. Sprinkle chicken with rosemary.

Ratings & Reviews

LadyLothlorien's Review

August 27, 2014
Agreeing with what cb124808 said, it did take an extra 10-12 minutes. That was no problem! This is an easy recipe, fun to make, absolutely delectable, and is a great recipe for someone who's just learning how to cook. My boyfriend also enjoyed it! We paired it with long grain and wild rice and some Pinot Grigio. This dish would be good any night of the week and can be dolled up to even be a fancier dish. Definitely going to make it again. :)

jbrock868's Review

June 25, 2014
Used Italian herb mix instead of simple salt & pepper. Followed the time and temperature guidelines and came out with moist & sweet, well cooked chicken. Made extra of the butter-honey sauce to serve over rice and broccoli, though next time we'll be using less honey and adding a bit of lemon juice. Might also try it with salmon sometime, too.

cb124808's Review

January 14, 2014
SO great! I didn't follow the measurements, I just squeezed enough honey to thickly coat the bottom of a small sized pot and then added 2 tbs of butter. I squeezed the lemon juice from the two ends of the lemon after cutting on the chicken before baking as well. I generously sprinkled salt & pepper before baking, as well as the pepper & rosemary after, it was delicious! Did take about 12 minutes extra to cook, but was juicy and tender after about 32-35 minutes. Served with sweet potatoes.

TiggerRD's Review

January 13, 2014
We needed to cook longer--about an additional 10 minutes. Every family member liked them though and asked to have this included in our regular menu rotation. All agreed that is was good for company too.

Jmemac's Review

January 30, 2012
Easy & pretty tasty. Chicked dried out a bit, but I would try again adjusting the cooking time.

dmloss's Review

July 06, 2011
I though this recipe was okay. It wasn't as flavorful as I hoped it would be. I followed the recipe exactly, but used regular honey and two large chicken breast halves (8 oz).

lyndzk's Review

March 06, 2011
This was really easy, fast, and very tasty! I used chicken tenders I got on sale at the store and pounded them down. I found that they weren't cooked at the end of the 20 minutes, so I upped the temp to 400 and cooked for 15 more minutes. They ended up being perfect. I would probably also add a bit more honey.

ksmeal's Review

December 28, 2010

David2's Review

June 16, 2010
Seasoning the chicken firest, I found this recipe a nice addition to the overall taste. I served with my special brown rice recipe. This made an easy complete meal. Would definetly recommend as a "keep-on-file" recipe. David2

lizzardpisces's Review

October 12, 2009
This is a delicious, healthy and easy recipe. I substituted Promise Active for butter and it did not make a difference. The chicken comes out tender and very flavorful. I served this with a baked sweet potato and steamed broccoli and thought it made a great meal.