Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Honey Mustard Chicken

First, I'm sure you all want to know that we have not entirely escaped the wrath of this storm. Last weekend, Philly, am ere 120 miles south of us, got 29" and we got nary a flake. This time, Philly's approaching 2 feet, and we stand at 7". Needless to say, the three little boys (Thor included) have gone out to romp earlier today. They're all napping now, led by Thor.
Now, on to what you really want: dinner. And what's better than Honey Mustard chicken? I need flavorful meals which require little participation on my part, and this one fills the bill.

HONEY MUSTARD CHICKEN

3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp salt
pepper
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
2 tbsp fresh or dried minced chives
1 tbsp thyme
1/4 cup cold water

1 tbsp cornstarch

Spread the chicken in a single layer in a baking dish; lightly salt and generously pepper. Cook at 375F for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, spray a 2 cup measuring cup with pan spray. Add the mustard and honey to the cup, and stir. Add the chives and thyme, and mix well. After 15 minutes, spread over the chicken and return it to the oven for 30 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is done. Pour the pan drippings (which will include some of the honey-mustard sauce) into a saucepan, and bring to a simmer. Whisk the cornstarch into the cold water, and whisk that into the pan drippings. Cook for a minute or 2, until it thickens, then pour over the chicken and serve with rice or pasta. I chose tri-colored (or, as Ryan calls it, "multi-cultural) rotini, and there was none left fo
r Thor. That's the sign of a good dinner.

9 comments:

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Looks delicious!

George Gaston said...

Marjie, this should get the boys & Thor back for dinner. It looks so delicious. I love anything with honey mustard. Great recipe, thanks...

prairierunner said...

I'll be trying this next time we have chicken.

Mickle in NZ said...

We got to see all the snow on the TV news tonight, including people skiing around Philly.

Just the weather to be warmed by honey mustard chicken - it looks delicious with the pasta and plump green beans.

keep warm and take care,

Michelle xxx (Zeb is sleeping under his quilt)

elbouwii said...

mmmm chicken

hope that thor gets a piece of that!

Kissslobbers
El'bow & Hauwii

Nichole said...

YUMMY!

Channon said...

Yum! I'll have to try that for the Knight...

gaylen said...

Yummo! And I see you are feeling well enough to include veggies - so that's a very good sign! g

grace said...

there was a point in my past when i wouldn't even dream of consuming a morsel of chicken without some honey mustard sauce. i moved past that phase, but i'm still very drawn to this--great recipe!