March 13, 2013
Mustard Chicken with Broccoli and Mushrooms
So here is the dilemma....I had chicken, I had broccoli and I wanted to make dinner. But I did not want to make another stir-fry (though they are quite good). So I could not find a recipe I really wanted to try - and low and behold, I decided to try one out from scratch. Well, maybe it was not completely from scratch - but a little bit here and there. And as is often the case - with Old Time Radio in the background, I started marking up a recipe. I was going to use honey - but I could not find it. So I added the maple syrup instead - and I really liked the little bit of sweetness it gave. Best of all, though I do not have the nutritional values - this appears to be pretty healthy. We only use 5 tsp of olive oil - so I have to feel pretty good about it. It had a really nice taste and it was different than a lot of things I make. So it is a great addition to the repertory. Enjoy this healthy dish with rice or potatoes.
Ingredients (served 3-4)
5 tsp Olive oil, divided
1/3 cup Dijon mustard (you can go up to 1/2 cup if you want)
1 tsp Tarragon, dried
1 tbsp Maple syrup (or honey)
3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
Kosher salt (to taste)
Black pepper (to taste)
2-3 cups Broccoli florets
8 oz Mushroom (stems removed)
2 tsp (or cloves) Garlic, chopped
Cooking spray or olive oil spray
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a small bowl, mix together 1 tsp olive oil, Dijon mustard, tarragon and maple syrup with a whisk. Set aside.
3. Cut chicken breasts in half and season with kosher salt and pepper to taste.
4. Heat 2 tsp of olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook for 4 minutes and then flip and cook on the other side for 3 minutes.
5. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil. Place chicken in the center of the pan and spoon mustard sauce on top. Cook for 7 minutes.
6. While the chicken is cooking for the first 7 minutes in the oven, add broccoli, mushroom caps, garlic, the remaining olive oil, kosher salt and pepper (to taste). Mix gently. At the end of the 7 minutes, add the broccoli mix to the pan along the sides and put back in the oven for an additional 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and enjoy!
Posted by cseeman at March 13, 2013 08:36 PM