Honey Creamed Chicken & Bacon - Honey Recipes By Manawa Honey NZ, Ruatahuna, Te Urewera, New Zealand


  • 1/3 cup Pua-a-Tane Honey
  • 5 skinless and boneless chicken breasts (or chicken thighs)
  • 1/2 cup diced streaky bacon rashers
  • 3 level tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp minced garlic (or 3-4 cloves crushed garlic)
  • Salt to season
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp cornflour mixed with 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley or chives


In a large, shallow dish, combine the Pua-a-Tane Wild Flower Honey, mustard, garlic, oil and just a little salt. Coat chicken evenly in the sauce and set aside for 20 minutes.

Heat a pan or skillet over medium heat, fry the bacon until crispy and transfer to a plate. In the same pan, sear chicken pieces on each side in the oil left over from the bacon until just beginning to brown (about 2-3 minutes per side). Add any remaining honey mustard sauce into the pan along with the cream and milk. Bring to a simmer while stirring occasionally to mix the flavours through the sauce (about 3 minutes), until the chicken is cooked through. Transfer the chicken to a warmed plate leaving the sauce in the pan.

Pour the cornflour mixture into the centre of the pan, mixing it through the sauce until it thickens. Place chicken back into the pan and coat with the sauce. Top with the bacon and garnish with parsley.


Pua–a-Tane Wild Flower is the honey of choice to go with mustard for this recipe – enough flavour to complement and deepen the flavours in the dish, not just sweeten it. At a pinch, another option would be Rewarewa Honey.

You can use almond milk if you are looking for a dairy-free option for this recipe.

Shop now for our honeys used in this recipe through the images below or browse our honey in our online store.

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey 500g

NZD $13.99

Finalist 10th Black Jar International Honey Contest held USA 2021. Also won Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards 2021.

Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey is a fusion of tree honeys from a special place deep in the heart of Te Urewera forest. Each season brings into this unique honey varying combinations of forest nectars such as Rewarewa, Tāwari, Tawhero, Hinau, Kānuka and Mānuka.

Also available raw in 3kg and 5kg pails.

Raw Pua-ā-Tāne Wild Forest Honey – 3kg

NZD $49.90

Finalist 10th Black Jar International Honey Contest held USA, and Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards in 2021.

Our 3kg limited edition pail – special vintage of raw honey from Ohāua-te-Rangi, deep in Te Urewera forest. This honey is a fusion of forest tree honeys – Rewarewa, Tawari and Tawhero. Pure and natural, capturing the essence of our forest.

Also available in 6kg pails.

Rewarewa Honey 500g

NZD $18.99

The Best Tasting Honey in the World!

Our Rewarewa Honey won Grand First Prize in the 10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest held in Asheville, USA. This honey has also won Silver Medals at the London Honey Awards and the NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards in 2021 and a Gold Medal at the London Honey Awards in 2022.

An outstanding honey from the pristine forests of Te Urewera that packs a punch of beneficial properties, with a deep colour and a rich, full flavour, that tops the world for taste.

Also available in 250g and 110g.

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