August 24, 2012

This Week In Food...Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream

As we begin the hectic, but wonderful, back-to-school season, everyone is looking for simple dinner solutions. Well, here's yet another "go-to" chicken dish in our house. It's a very simple way to dress-up the same-old chicken breast. It's easy. It's fast. And, most importantly, it's delish. It's Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream--which sounds fancy, and tastes pretty fancy too, but is so basic.

Grilled Chicken with Rustic Mustard Cream (from Cooking Light)
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp whole grain dijon mustard, divided (you can use regular grey poupon too)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Cooking spray
3 tbsp light mayo (or regular mayo)
1 tbsp water

(Note: This recipe calls for grilling the chicken, but when you don't feel like firing up the grill, you can cook the chicken in a pan on the stove as well. Just coat the pan with cooking spray and cook the chicken over med-hi heat, flipping once browned, until cooked through.) Prepare grill. Combine 1 tsp mustard, oil, rosemary, salt and pepper in a small bowl; brush evenly over chicken breasts. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray. Grill 6 mins. on each side, or until done. While chicken grills, combine 1 tbsp mustard, 3 tbsp mayo and 1 tbsp water in a bowl, stirring well. Serve grilled chicken with mustard cream sauce over-top.

I like this chicken dish with grilled potatoes, and maybe even grilled veggies, if you're feeling like doing it all on the grill! Or steam some veggies and dress them with a little butter, salt, pepper and a touch of garlic or a splash of lemon juice and make up some long grain and wild rice. So good!

Now, admit it, that sounds pretty good for dinner. And you probably already have everything you need in your kitchen. So go make some dinner! And, until next time, happy cooking!

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