Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Dijon crusted chicken

The chicken I made tonight is so good and SO easy to make.
Ingredients (for 2 servings):
-2 thin-sliced chicken breasts
-1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
-1 tbsp dijon mustard
-1/4 tsp whole grain mustard
-1.5 tbsp nutritional yeast (from Whole Foods' bulk bins)
-1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
-pinch of garlic powder
-anything you'd like as sides (salad and sweet potato mash go well)
Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees. Then mix the yogurt and mustards together.
In a separate bowl, mix the nutritional yeast, breadcrumbs and garlic powder. (If your breadcrumbs aren't already well-seasoned, you may want to add some other herbs/spices like oregano, salt/pepper, and onion powder).
Next, slather up the uncooked chicken breasts! (First dip them in the yogurt mixture, then coat evenly with the dry stuff). Once coated, place them on a baking sheet coated in cooking spray. Pop the baking sheet in the oven at 350 degrees for approximately 20 minutes (monitor to make sure the crust doesn't get too brown).
Check the inside of your chicken with a knife to make sure it's cooked all the way through. And plate it with your sides of choice! (I mashed sweet potatoes with some skim milk, and added mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette).
I also made these homemade pretzels as an appetizer tonight! I'll post the recipe soon :)

2 comments:

  1. Ooh, I'm totally going to make this one. Always looking for new ways to dress up chicken breasts! One question - what is the nutritional yeast for? Like, does it taste a certain way, or is it really nutritional, as the name suggests? I've never used it!

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    1. Hi! I really just use the NY for extra flavor, but you could definitely do without it. As long as your breadcrumbs have good seasonings, the crust will still have lots of flavor with all breadcrumbs and no NY!

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