Saturday, January 22, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Honey Mustard Chicken

I hate trying to figure out what is for dinner.  So a couple of years ago, I came across the website Menus4Moms and started using the menus there.  Then I discovered that there were a lot of recipes that no one in my family liked and so I'd have to do a lot of tweaking.  Then I realized that it might be better to create my own menus so, over the past couple of years I have worked up a yearly menu full of recipes that we all love. 

A lot of people have been asking me to share my recipes with them and so I thought I'd try to include one or two a week here on my blog.  I'm trying to do recipes that are on the menu for the week anyway so I can include commentary from the kids and keep the recipe fresh in my memory.

So, here we go.  This week's recipe is Honey Mustard Chicken.  I'm not sure where it came from- I think I tweaked a recipe I found in a cookbook somewhere.  At any rate, all of the kids love it (although the 11-year-old claimed she didn't really like the sauce and proceeded to ask for seconds), even my 18-month-old.  I served it with wild rice pilaf and brussels sprouts (which I think are disgusting but the kids all love).  Enough chatter- here's the recipe:

Honey Mustard Chicken
8 boned, skinned chicken breast halves                               1/8 tsp. pepper
¼ c Dijon mustard                                                              ¼ c honey
2 Tbsp. olive oil                                                                  ¾ c mozzarella, shredded
Flatten chicken by placing between 2 pieces of plastic wrap and pounding with a rolling pin or the side of a meat mallet. Salt and pepper chicken and pan-fry in olive oil, turning often, for about 10 minutes, or until cooked through. Mix together mustard and honey in a small bowl.  Spread about one tablespoon sauce on each chicken breast and sprinkle with mozzarella.  Turn off heat and cover until cheese has melted.

By the way, as you can see, this recipe makes quite a bit of chicken.  There are 8 of us so I have to make pretty big meals.  You may need to halve or even quarter it depending on how many are in your household.

(Just keep in mind that I am neither chef nor food photographer. :) I'm just a mom and wife who loves to eat and feed her family good food.)



  1. I love your message at the end LOL!! I tried out a new recipe the other night and was thinking of sharing it on my blog, but was self conscious about my picture. You inspire me hehehe Woohoo for you! I will have to try this, like you I am always on the search for new dishes. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks! I really debated about whether or not to include the picture. I'm glad I've inspired you! :)

  3. This recipe sounds like a good one for me to try. I think your photo is good, it looks like what you cooked! You sound too busy to be staging photos. I just posted a "tweaked" cake recipe on my blog. I'd rather personalize a recipe to make it the way we like, instead of not trying something new. Thanks for sharing.