Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

This recipe is definitely different then most I have tried but it has tons of flavor! Its pretty quick to make too!

What you need:
  • 4 BL SL chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup yellow mustard 
  • 1 t Lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • lemon pepper
  • 4 T bacon bits
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella

What you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Rub chicken with lemon pepper.
  3. Spray baking dish with pam and place chicken inside
  4. whisk together honey, both mustards, lime juice, and paprika.
  5. Pour evenly over chicken. 
  6. Bake 20 minutes
  7. Mix together bacon and mozzerella cheese.
  8. Place directly on top of each chicken breast.
  9. Bake another 10-15 minutes. Until everything is melted and slightly browned.
  10. Serve hot.

  • Great with mashed potatoes!
  • You can substitute lemon juice for the lime juice.
  • You can use all dijon instead of half yellow mustard.
  • If chicken is thick pound it out first. 
  • Can substitute smoked provolone for the mozzerella.
  •  To turn into a casserole cut up 2 cups of chicken, flavor with lemon pepper, and cook. Put over 4 cups of rice in a 9x13 baking dish. Pour sauce over the top and continue with step 6.

Garlic Pam Chicken

So simple and way yummy! It is great for an easy to make dinner!

What you need:
  • 1 sleeve ritz crackers
  • 3/4 cup grated parm
  • 3 or 4 cloves garlic (leave in larger pieces)
  • butter
  • 6 BL SL chicken breasts
  • a few dasges of garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

What you do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Cruch ritz crackers (I crush them while still in sleeve to make less of a mess) and pour into a pie pan
  3. mix in parm,garlic powder, salt, and pepper
  4. melt 1/2 cup butter on stove (you may need more)
  5. Before it fully melts stir in garlic cloves 
  6. Let simmer for a few minutes
  7. Pound chicken to around 1/2 inch (I cover mine in plastic wrap first)
  8.  Pour butter into second pie pan, take out large garlic pieces.
  9. Dip chicken into butter then into crumb mixture.
  10. Dip into butter one more time and back into crumb mixture.
  11.  Place in glass baking dish sprayed with PAM
  12. Bake for 30 minutes

I always double bread or crust everything for more of a crunch.
Make sure the butter doesnt start to darken too much or it might taste burnt.
If you let the chicken come to room temperature before cooking it will cook more evenly.
You can bread lots of things with this technique! I have tried pork and elk. Both were yummy!