Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tangy Mustard Chicken

The idea of "mustard" chicken is making you make faces right. You're squinting your eyes, crinkling your nose, even sticking out your tongue and saying, "Ewwww". I know, because that's what I did when I first saw this recipe. I tried it anyway and it's a keeper. A little added bonus, you can make this using pork chops too!
My girls do not care for mustard at all, but they will hurt themselves on this chicken. Let's lower the shroud of mystery and see for yourself, I know you will be intrigued and will want to try this.
In a small bowl, place 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons of Creole or brown grainy mustard, 2 tablespoons minced garlic, a splash of white wine or chicken broth and 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce.


Blend with a wire whisk.

Salt and pepper three or four boneless, skinless chicken breasts and slather mustard mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts.
Cook in a skillet in about 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil over medium high heat. Allow the first side to cook approximately seven minutes before turning. Cook until done.
The mustard forms a very tasty "crust" that you can feel good about because it is not bread.

27 comments:

Carol said...

I love chicken, I love mustard,I think I will love this dish, thanks
Katherine for spicing up my kitchen!

gunnypink said...

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
nummy, nummy, nummy, sure sounds good to my tummy.
Think I need to put this one together real soon.

JodieMo said...

I LOVE mustard on chicken. I use it a lot actually. This looks delicious. I think I might try it tonight.

Not Another Omnivore said...

I am also an east tennessean, although I've almost always been a tennessean....just hopped from the middle of the state to here.

Your blog looks fantastic and I like reading it knowing you're probably staring at the same crappy rain I am getting ready to walk to class in.

NAOmni

April said...

I can just plan my weekly dinner menu from your blog! This looks so good and it helps that the crust is not breading!

Debbie said...

I happen to really like mustard so this sounds great to me. Something different. I would definitely like to try this. Thanks!

~Vanessa~ said...

Katherine,

We love mustard chicken and this plays nicely into a blog post I have planned for next week. Mine is much less healthy though. You are a good girl :)

Hoping you stay dry in our East TN rain (which I hear may turn to snow?).

Vanessa

5 Star Foodie said...

I thought -- oh, yum! when I saw the title of this blog post! We here love anything with mustard. This is a great recipe!

Ralonda said...

I made something similar last night... a mustard based marinade is very tasty!
Looks delicious!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love mustard-tasting food! That chicken looks mighty scrumptious!

Cheers,

Rosa

gigi said...

It sounded good to me right off. I love honey musturd and I guess that's what I was thinking, but no, this sounds really good and I bet it is good on the pork chops too.

Elra said...

I love mustard too Katherine, I think they add an interesting flavor to the chicken, it's kind of spicy and tangy at the same time.
Cheers,
Elra

Pam said...

Yum. I've been looking for more mustard recipes. I have suddenly started to really like mustard. Great recipe.

Cheryl said...

I have to say it was making my mouth twinge! I have never heard of this and I must try it, thanks for sharing!

Reeni♥ said...

I love honey mustard on my chicken and I know I would love this!!! It looks soooo yummy!

Aggie said...

I like the crust! And I love mustard so this looks like a great recipe to me, and even better, easy!! Yum!

Marjie said...

I like to whisk dijon mustard with cream to make an out of this world sauce for chicken or fish! Sounds strange, but it works!

Cathy said...

You know, mustard chicken even SOUNDS good to me, so I can only imagine how much I will love this recipe when I actually make it!

Dawn said...

I am loving that crust! Holy wow!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

I don't know how you can go wrong with mustard and chicken!

Sounds like it made a good crust, I'll have to try this.

;) amy

Joie de vivre said...

Mmmm mmm, that crust looks good.

Natashya said...

I love mustard, we usually have several kinds on hand. I really should try a mustard chicken one day. Looks wonderful!

Selba said...

This is a great recipe. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing :)

The Blonde Duck said...

That sounds really good! Yum!!!

pigpigscorner said...

oo a mustard crust! sounds amazing!

jesse said...

Yeah you're right, I did wrinkle my nose when I first heard "mustard" and chicken together, but your descriptions have won me over and I am going to try it out this week!! Fingers crossed!

Peter M said...

I probably have 4-5 different types of mustard and I like using it on meats but never have I tried this approach.

You southern folk come up with some novel cookin'!