Honey Dijon Chicken
Originally suggested by Scramble fan Kristen Donoghue, this simple chicken has been a popular and kid-friendly Scramble recipe for years.
- 4 boneless, skinless chicken cutlets or chicken breasts
- 3 Tbsp. Dijon mustard (use wheat/gluten-free if needed) plus additional for serving
- 2 Tbsp. honey plus additional for serving
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. black pepper
- 1/4 cup bread crumbs (store-bought or homemade)(use wheat/gluten-free, if needed) see link below for homemade directions
- 1/4 cup flour (use wheat/gluten-free, if needed)
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
- If you aren’t using chicken cutlets, cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound them with a mallet to uniform thickness (about 1/2-inch). This is important so they cook quickly and evenly.
- In a shallow bowl or plate, combine the mustard, honey, 1 Tbsp. water, salt, and pepper.
- In another shallow bowl or plate, combine the bread crumbs, flour, and paprika.
- Coat both sides of the chicken with the honey-mustard mixture then the bread crumb mixture and place it on the baking sheet.
- Melt the butter or margarine in the microwave (about 30 seconds on high) or on the stovetop, and drizzle it over the chicken.
- Bake the chicken for 10 - 15 minutes without flipping it until the chicken is lightly browned and no longer pink inside the thickest part.
- Combine equal parts honey and mustard in a separate bowl as a dipping sauce, if desired.
Do Ahead or Delegate: If using chicken breasts, pound and refrigerate them, prepare the honey-mustard mixture and the bread crumb mixture. Scramble Flavor Booster: Stir 1/2 tsp. dry mustard powder or 1 tsp. Chinese spicy mustard into the honey-mustard combination. Tip: You may find that the mustard mixture adheres to the chicken breasts more easily if you pat the chicken breasts lightly with a paper towel to get rid of any excess moisture. Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 217, Total Fat: 4g, 8%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 4%; Cholesterol: 66mg, 22%; Sodium: 456mg, 19%; Total Carbohydrate: 15g, 5%; Dietary Fiber: 1g, 2%; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 28g Like this recipe? Check out The Scramble's family-friendly meal plans to see just how simple getting dinner on the table can be!
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