22 September 2007

Mustard Chicken

Okay, so I haven't posted in awhile. I haven't really cooked anything in awhile and I cooked this a couple weeks ago. It's been pretty bad. I've been eating out a lot lately (oh god, my waistline!) and I've been making a lot of pasta and salad.

I did find time, however, to try breaded, pan-fried chicken. It didn't work out perfectly, and I feel that the next time it should be baked... if there is a next time. My usual grocery store was out of basil and chicken breasts the last time I went. How do you run out of chicken breasts? And basil? All forms of fresh basil. Lame.

Anywho, so the instructions are as follows.

2 chicken breasts
1/2 c bread crumbs
4 Tbs whole grain mustard
2 Tbs honey
olive oil

1. Combine 1/2 c bread crumbs and 2 tbs-ish of the mustard. In a separate bowl combine the rest of the mustard with the honey and mix well.
2. Cover the chicken in the honey sauce and then dredge (is that *actually* the word I'm looking for?) the chicken in the bread crumb mixture
3. Put it in a pan and cook it until it can't kill you.

It ended up taking a lot more olive oil than I had hoped, which is why I think baking it is the answer. Also, I had Italian bread crumbs on hand... which maybe wasn't the answer.

So lesson learned... more baking, no oil, and PLAIN bread crumbs.

Also, I need to figure out some dishes to make for November.. gah...

1 comment:

Joe said...

Yes, dredged is the word you're looking for. Also, it may help to pound the chicken with a mallet or rolling pin (put it between some wax paper first) to get it nice and thin. Same process that goes for Chicken Parmigiana. When I do Chicken Parm I actually fry it first in oil until golden, then bake it (in sauce, with the cheese on top, in that case) to finish cooking the inside. Should save you on oil a bit. Sounds tasty though...