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Cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, raisins, almonds, and lemon zest impart a wonderful aroma and flavour to this chicken. This delicious recipe may become one of your favourites, too. Enjoy the leftovers cold or reheated.


1/2 cup honey
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp melted butter or ghee
2 tsp lemon zest
2 tbsp lemon juice
6 chicken breasts
1 dash salt
1 dash pepper
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 cup slivered almonds
1 cup raisins
6 cinnamon sticks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the honey, garlic, butter, lemon rind, lemon juice in a bowl. Place chicken breasts in a large casserole dish. Drizzle half of the honey mixture over the meat, making sure each piece has some.

In a small bowl combine the salt, pepper, nutmeg, and cloves. Sprinkle the spices evenly over the chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with almonds and raisins. Place the cinnamon sticks evenly around the casserole dish. Evenly pour the rest of the honey mixture over the chicken. Cover the casserole dish and bake for 1 hour and 30 minutes, basting about every half hour.

During the last 20 – 30 minutes of cooking time – turn over the chicken breasts.

Remove from oven and baste one more time before serving.