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Monday, March 8, 2010

Parmesan Dijon Chicken

As I had to work until 6 tonight I had high hopes that my husband would decide to make something nice for supper. I’d come home and a delicious meal would be ready. Instead I came home to him sitting on the couch on his computer :-(  Needless to say I was not impressed as he has had the whole weekend off! Anyway, I was so hungry and didn’t want to have to eat to late so I needed something I could make up really quick, but was still low-carb. I scrambled around on the internet and came across a recipe on Spark Recipes for Parmesan Crusted Chicken (link below). I know what your thinking, it sounds fancy…well, that’s what I thought anyway :-)  It looked super easy and quick, the two prerequisites for supper!

The recipe  is as follows:

1 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
1tsp. of dijon mustard
2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
cooking spray

Brush the chicken with the dijon mustard evenly on both sides. Pat cheese onto chicken to make a crust. Place on a baking sheet and spray lightly with the cooking spray ( this will help make it golden brown and crusty). Bake at 375 for 20 to 30 min... depending on your oven and the size of you chicken breast. Makes 1 serving.

I followed the recipe exactly as written, except doubled it. It was so easy and quick to do everything. I think it took longer to pre-heat the oven than it did to actually prepare the chicken. 

Chicken b4



The chicken all ready to go into the oven.






I cooked the chicken for the full 30 minutes because I’m a bit of a paranoid freak when it comes to cooking meat .

Chicken Cooked



The chicken was not as browned as I had expected it to be, so I’m thinking I may have went a little overboard when I sprayed the cooking spray on top. The taste, however, was amazing! The combination of the parmesan cheese and dijon mustard was perfect! I will definitely be using this as a fall back for a busy day. There is nothing I would change about it (except for trying less cooking spray to see if that browned it a bit more).

On a side note, I apologize my pictures are not the greatest. For some reason I just couldn’t get any of them to come out looking right. This is definitely a case of the pictures not doing justice to the food!


Arelel Designs said...

Mmmmmmm......that sounds like a recipe our whole family would love.

Megan said...

I think everyone would. It really was delicious! The chicken stayed super moist as well. I HATE dried out chicken breast!