Thursday, May 9, 2013

Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

Doesn't that title just make your mouth water? Simple ingredients with delicious results!

The only changes I would make to this recipe is omit all the lemon ingredients and add lots of fresh garlic instead! After tasting this chicken I just thought the lemon wasn't needed and actually detracted from the taste of the honey and mustard. And next time I will use cheddar cheese instead of mozzarella because the mozz was too mild to stand up to all that mustard.  I also would use less ingredients for the sauce because I had way too much extra sauce in the pan when the chicken was done baking. The bacon bits gave it a nice smokiness! A very tasty meal that I will definitely make again! I served this with oven fries and Italian green beans.

I found this recipe on a blog called Plain Chicken I'm writing it with my suggestions in red.


Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken
Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken

INGREDIENTS:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
3/4 cup honey - I would use 1/2 cup
1/2 cup Dijon mustard - I would use 1/4 cup
1 tsp. lemon juice - I would omit this
2 cloves of minced garlic
Lemon pepper - I would use plain black pepper
1/2 tsp. paprika
4 Tbls. bacon bits - I used Oscar Meyer bagged bacon bits
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese - I would used sharp cheddar

DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Season chicken breasts with lemon pepper (or plain black pepper)
 and place in a 9x13" baking dish.
In a small bowl combine the honey, mustard, garlic, lemon juice (if using) and paprika.
Pour mixture over chicken and bake for 25 minutes.
Top each chicken breast with 1 Tbls. of bacon bits and 1/4 cup shredded cheese.
Bake for 10 more minutes or until cheese is slightly browned.
Serve warm with pan juices.

Adapted from the Plain Chicken blog
 

10 comments:

  1. This sounds really good. I've been meaning to try a honey mustard chicken.

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    1. Thank you Anita! I hope you like them! Please let me know! =D

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  2. Wow chicken and cheese sounds like a wonderful combination!

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    1. Yes, actually cheese and anything is a good combo in my book! lol! =D

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  3. Joanna KaradimtrisMay 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Greetings from Athens, Greece!
    I love your blog and the recipes you share with us!
    Thank you!!
    I'll be trying the Cheesy Honey Mustard Chicken tomorrow for lunch! It looks delicious!

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  4. I made this for dinner and it was a big hit with everyone, including my 1 year old! I served mashed potatoes on the side to soak up all the yummy sauce!

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    1. I'm so glad you tried it and liked it! Yum...mashed potatoes is a great idea with this! Thank you so much for coming back to let me know! That is always very appreciated! =D

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  5. I've used this one several times and love it. The only think I do different is pan sear my chicken breast in garlic and olive oil before baking. I like my breasts brown :)

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    1. Thanks Marisa...I like that idea also! I'll try that too! =D

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