Dijon Chicken

dijon chicken

The dijon and herbs in the chicken marinade make this a sure crowd pleaser!

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I like to place my chicken between plastic wrap or wax paper and use a mallet to tenderize it before marinating.  This leaves plenty of opportunity for the flavors to work their way deep into the chicken. You can skip this step, or simply pierce the chicken with a fork multiple times and still get great flavor.

4 – 6 0z boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/4 c. olive oil

1/2 TBS. rosemary

1/2 TBS. thyme

1/2 TBS. freshly ground pepper

1 TBS. chopped garlic

1/4 c. dijon mustard

Do you have dippers in your family?  Double the marinade recipe and set aside half before adding the chicken!

marinade

Place tenderized chicken and remaining ingredients in a zip lock bag.  Seal the bag and massage the ingredients and chicken to evenly distribute.  Refrigerate at least one hour, overnight is best.

grill

Cook over medium heat in a sauté pan or grill for 3 – 4 minutes, turn over and cook another 3 -4 minutes until completely cooked through.

Time saving tip!

Time saving tip!

You may have notice in the photographs more than the 4 chicken breasts in the ingredients list.  I ALWAYS make my time in the kitchen WORK for ME.  This meal does DOUBLE duty.  Tasty dinner and meal prep for another day.  Portion and freeze extra chicken for fajitas, stir fry, mason jar salads, and more.  That evening you are running late picking up kids from practice or working, there will be no need to stop for fast food on the way home.  You are prepared to put together a quick, nutritious meal!

Enjoy!

Dijon Chicken
Recipe Type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Author: The Clean Cooks
Dijon and herb chicken breast
Ingredients
  • 4 – 6 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 TBS. rosemary
  • 1/2 TBS. thyme
  • 1/2 TBS. freshly ground pepper
  • 1 TBS. chopped garlic
  • 1/4c. dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Pound chicken breasts between plastic wrap or wax paper with mallet
  2. Place chicken and remaining ingredients in zip lock bag and seal.
  3. Massage ingredients and chicken until evenly distributed.
  4. Refrigerate at least one hour. Best if marinated overnight.
  5. Over medium heat sauté or grill chicken breast 3 – 4 minutes.
  6. Turn over chicken breast and continue to cook 3 – 4 more minutes on the other side until cooked thoroughly.
  7. Enjoy!
Serving size: 1 piece Calories: 457 Fat: 26 g Carbohydrates: 3 g Sodium: 1,047 mg Fiber: 1 g Protein: 39 g.

Mom Cooks Clean

2 comments

  1. Nance says:

    This is the first time I showed my husband the website and the picture of such a yummy meal made him say right off the bat “I can eat that”. That was music to my ears! I can’t wait to start making your yummy “clean” meals!

    • TheCleanCooks says:

      Thank you Nance’! We love to hear comments and suggestions. We too have many different appetites to feed all under one roof. Making the meat and potato eater happy at the same table with someone trying to “clean” it up a little happens all the time. I hope our tips help. If you ever find one that works in your home, please share!

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