This week for My Kitchen My World Michelle from My Year to Get Skinny took us to Ireland, in memory of a great meal she had at Ballynahinch Castle.

Of course, like always, I put this meal off until the weekend because I just don’t have time to think about it during the week. This works out though because it gives me a chance to fix a nice meal for Grumpy and I on the weekend- If we are home!

For Ireland I chose a dish I found on for Honey Chicken with Lemon and Garlic. Yummy. Just the name of the dish sounded so good to me – then as I mixed the sauce and the aroma was hitting me….I knew it was going to be a hit with me!

I normally don’t care for photos of raw meat…but this photo to me is great. Maybe because as I was pouring the sauce over and I was smelling the lemon, rosemary, honey, and garlic mixture, I was falling in love with this dish!

If I didn’t have other sweets in my near future, I would have loved to have made an Irish dessert. Something like Irish Whiskey Christmas Cake or Irish Apple Cake! I really hope we visit Ireland again for MKMW – and if we don’t well, I guess I may have to go their on my own! There are so many Irish recipes out there that I definitely want to try!

Honey Chicken with Lemon and Garlic

3 lemons
4 Tbsp butter
leaves stripped from 4 rosemary stalks
3 tablespoons of honey
2 cloves of garlic, minced
4 chicken chicken breasts
4 Large potatoes peeled and cut into square chunks

Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Squeeze the juice from two of the lemons. Gently melt the butter in a small saucepan, adding the lemon juice, garlic, honey and rosemary. Season well with salt and pepper.
Arrange the chicken in one layer in a shallow roasting tin. Place the potatoes around the chicken and drizzle the lemony butter over the potatoes and chicken turning them so they are evenly coated. Cut the third lemon into wedges and put amongst the chicken and potatoes.
Roast the chicken for one hour until the juices run clear and the potatoes are golden. Stir twice during the cooking time. Enjoy!
I want to leave you with another photo of little Rudy. He was sleeping on top of the loveseat this afternoon and he looked like he was about to fall right off. I can’t help it, he’s so adorable. 🙂

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Stephanie November 9, 2008 at 1:35 am - Reply

    That looks very delicious, even the raw chicken picture looks good!

  2. Michelle Dargen November 9, 2008 at 1:37 am - Reply

    Oh my gosh! I swear I could smell the chicken while reading your description. This will definitely get made here at Casa Dargen. YUM!!

  3. Jessie November 9, 2008 at 1:53 am - Reply

    I love the potatoes with this. Look so very, very good! Love the pic of Rudy, too. I think kitties are kind of immune to certain laws of physics…

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  4. Elra November 9, 2008 at 3:56 am - Reply

    Your chicken look really delicious, I am sure grumpy love it. I also like rosemary on the chicken, it really add nice and fragrant flavor to the dish.

  5. Annie November 9, 2008 at 5:05 am - Reply

    HoneyB, you have the cutest cat ever! It must be nice having him always showing you how much he loves you!

  6. Barbara Bakes November 9, 2008 at 6:09 am - Reply

    This reminds me of the Rosemary Chicken at Johnny Carino’s – Delicious!

  7. noble pig November 9, 2008 at 7:18 am - Reply

    Well since I love Rosemary, I have to try this…it sounds amazing.

  8. spiCes November 9, 2008 at 3:23 am - Reply

    i’m the only one who is into rosemary in the household, but i just might give this a try for some chicken variation!:) the photos are really drool-worthy!and yep! even the raw chicken…

  9. peter November 9, 2008 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Just thinking about the flavors i’m sure that’s a winner! Too bad my rosemary plant died. Definitely will try this. Thanks!

  10. Natashya November 9, 2008 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    That sounds like an amazing combination! And lemon, garlic, honey, rosemary – sounds very healing as well. All good stuff.

  11. Kevin November 9, 2008 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    That chicken looks good!

  12. Bellini Valli November 9, 2008 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    It’s nice to see something other than Irish Stew and Corned Beef and Cabbage for a taste of the Irish!!! Well done HoneyB!!

  13. Foong November 9, 2008 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Oh my, the chicken must taste absolutely great!

  14. Reeni November 9, 2008 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    Looks really yummy! Love all those flavors together. Love the sacked-out kitty!

  15. Heidi / Savory Tv November 10, 2008 at 1:27 am - Reply

    It looks delicious! And Ruby is very handsome, I have a tabby as well 🙂

  16. recipes2share November 10, 2008 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    This looks quite divine!

  17. Laurie November 10, 2008 at 9:49 pm - Reply

    Total yum! Ruby is simply adorable.

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