Who needs another chicken recipe? Every single one of us! With just five ingredients, this may be the shortest recipe ever published in Kitchen Parade. I remade this chicken recipe recently and was amazed: simple, moist, good chicken. Yes, we really do need one more good chicken recipe.
When supper absolutely positively must be on the table in 20 minutes, what do you turn to? Frozen pizza? Microwave dinners? The drive-through?
Instead, this week turn to Honey Mustard Chicken, fast, tasty and healthful. Add a salad and vegetable, then dig in!
HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN goes particularly well with side dishes that are also bright with lime. For the photo, I made a Lime Cilantro Rice with cucumber, tomato and black beans dressed with lime zest and juice plus a touch of honey and lots of pepper.
Other times, I've paired it with Easy Refrigerator Salad a salad made with frozen vegetables and canned and frozen beans with great crunch. It's a "concept recipe", easy to adapt to what's on hand and what sounds good.
HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN
(formerly LIME CHICKEN)
Oven time: 10 minutes
- 1/2 cup honey mustard
- zest from 1 lime
- juice from 1 lime (about 2 tablespoons)
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (each about 4 ounces)
- Honey Mustard Sauce
- Reserved Honey Mustard Sauce
HONEY MUSTARD SAUCE Stir together sauce ingredients, reserve a couple of tablespoons in a separate small bowl for later.
CHICKEN Place chicken breasts on a foil-covered baking sheet. Brush the tops with about 1/3 of the sauce, covering evenly.
BROIL Place the chicken breasts under the broiler until done, turning and applying additional Honey Mustard Sauce at least once and usually twice.
(The chicken is done when the juices run clear or better yet, to avoid either undercooking or overcooking the chicken, when a digital thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the breast registers an internal temperature of 160F/70C. In my oven, four-ounce chicken breasts take 3 – 4 minutes per side, large chicken breasts 5 – 6 minutes per side plus a couple of minutes topside up to finish until it's fully cooked.)
TO SERVE Brush the cooked chicken with the Reserved Honey Mustard Sauce. Serve and savor!
Good served hot or cold.
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