I got that recipe from my friend. If you are a fan of savory-sweet meals you should enjoy that honey-plum chicken breast as I did.
1 large (or 2 small) boneless, skinless chicken breast
(best if prepared evening before serving)
2 TBS of soy sauce
3 TBS of honey
1 TBS of red wine vinegar
2 TBS of plum butter spread (if you don’t have one you can use apricot fruit spread instead)
Rinse chicken breast and place in a pot, add 2 TBS of salt and cover with cold water. Let it soak for 15 minutes. Remove and dry with paper towels.
Place marinade ingredients in a small cooking pot, bring to boil, stirring from time to time so that all ingredients are mixed well together, lower the heat and cook for another minute. Remove from the heat and cool down. Put the chicken breast into the pot with the marinade and make sure to coat evenly, put in the fridge overnight.
Preheat the oven to 365 degrees F. Remove the chicken breast from the marinade and place in the baking pan or casserole dish and pour approx 1/4 inch of boiling water into the bottom of the pan. Brush 1/3 amount of the marinade over the breast. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes distributing the remaining part of marinade over the breast every ten minutes (you may need to adjust baking time depending on how thick is the breast). Best way to check if meat is cooked is by using a cooking thermometer, in this case temperature in the center of the thickest part of the breast should be approx. 165 degrees.
Remove from the oven, transfer the breasts to a cutting board and cover with aluminum foil. Meanwhile pour the marinade from the pan back to the pot, put on the heat and cook a couple of minutes until the marinade thickens.
Slice the chicken breasts as you like and pour the sauce over upon serving. Enjoy!
I served the breast with small amount of basmati rice and steamed cooked cauliflower.
Next time I will use one large chicken breast and serve thinner slices (I had two smaller last time) and make double amount of marinade because that sauce was really tasty I could eat it alone .