Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
In one bowl, beat the egg with the teaspoon of water. In another bowl, mix the breadcrumbs with the salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a heavy skillet.
Dip the chicken in the egg mixture, then in the breadcrumbs, and place gently in the skillet to brown. After a few minutes, turn the chicken breasts to brown on the other side.
When nicely browned, place the chicken breasts in a casserole dish
Combine the hot water with the honey, orange juice, and ginger. Stir until well-combined. Pour the liquid over and around the chicken pieces. Cover and simmer in the oven for 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven, uncover and test the thickest piece for doneness (no pink in the center), and serve. [I place a chicken breast on each plate and pour some of the gravy on and around the chicken and some rice. You can also serve the chicken pieces on a platter and pass the sauce in a gravy boat.]
Yield: 6-8 servings
Jamie Stolper is the Food Editor of ShalomBoston.com.