Sweet and Sour Chicken

This was one of my mother’s favorite recipes because it’s so easy. Also, it does not contain any salt. My mother had high blood pressure and avoided extra salt in the food she cooked. And since she had been stricken with polio when she was 26 and paralyzed in both legs, she looked for easy recipes that did not require much standing around in the kitchen. Mom had to lean on the counter with one hand and cook with the other.

4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup cooking oil
2 tablespoons honey
dash of garlic (more if you prefer a stronger garlic taste) (you can also use a clove of garlic chopped into small pieces, if desired)

In a small saucepan, cook the lemon juice, oil, honey and garlic for one minute.

Put the chicken breasts into a greased baking dish. Pour the marinade over the chicken breasts and set in the refrigerator for one hour.

Bake the chicken breasts at 350 degrees for 1.5 hours. Baste several times while baking.

Note: if desired, add 1/4 teaspoon of salt to the marinade. My mother never used salt because she suffered from high blood pressure.

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