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Quick Broiled Chicken Breast with Honey-Mustard Sauce
Enhance the flavor of chicken with this special honey-mustard sauce and serve with spinach for a great tasting addition to your Healthiest Way of Eating. Enjoy!
Quick Broiled Chicken Breast with Honey-Mustard Sauce Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts with skin
  • 2+1 TBS fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 TBS honey
  • 2 TBS Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 2 TBS coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 TBS chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste


Quick Broiled Chicken

  1. Preheat the broiler on high and place an all stainless steel skillet (be sure the handle is also stainless steel) or cast iron pan about 6 inches from the heat for about 10 minutes to get it very hot.
  2. While the pan is heating, rinse and pat the chicken dry and season with 2 TBS lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  3. Leaving the skin on, place the breast skin side up on the hot pan. It is not necessary to turn the breast because it is cooking on both sides at once. Depending on the size, it should be cooked in about 7 minutes. Begin preparing the sauce while the chicken is cooking.
  4. The breast is done when it is moist, yet its liquid runs clear when pierced. The inside temperature needs to reach 165°F (74°C). Remove the skin before serving; it is left on to keep it moist while broiling.

Honey-Mustard Sauce

  1. For honey-mustard sauce, combine broth, 1TBS lemon juice, honey, and mustard in a small saucepan. Whisk together and bring to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, simmer for about 20 minutes. You want it to be reduced to a little less than half the volume you start with. This will thicken and intensify the flavor.
  2. Add apricots and cook on high for another 5 minutes. When sauce is done, add chopped walnuts, parsley, salt ,and pepper.

    Serve over cooked spinach or other cooked greens.

Serves 4

Nutritional Profile

Baked Chicken Breast with Honey Mustard Sauce
1.00 serving
(620.74 grams)
Calories: 446


 vitamin K1511%

 vitamin A257%

 vitamin B3182%



 vitamin C138%


 vitamin B6117%





 vitamin B268%



 vitamin E46%



 vitamin B138%



Introduction to Recipe Rating System Chart

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Baked Chicken Breast with Honey Mustard Sauce
1.00 serving
620.74 grams
Calories: 446

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 1360.17 mcg 1511 61.0 excellent
vitamin A 2315.17 mcg RAE 257 10.4 excellent
vitamin B3 29.14 mg 182 7.4 excellent
folate 676.26 mcg 169 6.8 excellent
manganese 3.23 mg 140 5.7 excellent
vitamin C 103.70 mg 138 5.6 excellent
protein 65.85 g 132 5.3 excellent
vitamin B6 1.99 mg 117 4.7 excellent
phosphorus 660.53 mg 94 3.8 excellent
selenium 45.69 mcg 83 3.4 excellent
magnesium 341.57 mg 81 3.3 excellent
copper 0.62 mg 69 2.8 very good
vitamin B2 0.88 mg 68 2.7 very good
iron 11.86 mg 66 2.7 very good
potassium 2719.63 mg 58 2.3 very good
vitamin E 6.87 mg (ATE) 46 1.8 good
pantothenic acid 2.19 mg 44 1.8 good
molybdenum 18.11 mcg 40 1.6 good
calcium 386.04 mg 39 1.6 good
vitamin B1 0.46 mg 38 1.5 good
vitamin B12 0.90 mcg 38 1.5 good
fiber 10.29 g 37 1.5 good
zinc 3.96 mg 36 1.5 good
omega-3 fats 0.80 g 33 1.3 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Quick Broiled Chicken Breast with Honey-Mustard Sauce

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