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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Notes

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 or subscribe and save 15%
  • Finalist World’s Best Tasting Honey (10th Black Jar International Honey Contest)
  • Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards

Also available raw in 3kg and 6kg pails.

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

NZD $53.90 or subscribe and save 10%
  • Finalist World’s Best Tasting Honey (10th Black Jar International Honey Contest)
  • Bronze Medal in NZ Outstanding Food Producers Awards

Also available in 6kg pails.

Rewarewa Honey 500g

NZD $19.99 or subscribe and save 15%

The Best Tasting Honey in the World!

  • Grand First Prize Winner, World’s Best Tasting Honey (10th Black Jar International Honey Tasting Contest).
  • Gold Medal, London Honey Awards 2022.

Also available in 250g and 110g.

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