Sunday, October 17, 2010

A Fall Feast ...

This is a repost of one of my favorite chicken recipes. And it's absolutely delicious, if I don't say so myself. It's perfect to serve as soon as the weather turns cool. The temps around here are finally falling back into the normal range after being unseasonably summery for a week or two. There's nothing like the warm days and cool nights of Indian Summer in Minnesota. And the blue sky is spectacular! Add a tossed salad and rolls to the chicken and you've got a real feast!


6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
4-1/2 T. whole-grain mustard (I use Mailles)
3 T. low-sodium soy sauce
Kosher salt & pepper
1 small bag baby carrots
1 box whole mushrooms
2 onions, cut in wedges
12 sprigs fresh thyme (or dried thyme)
4 T. olive oil
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Wash chicken in cold water and pat dry. Combine the mustard, soy sauce and 1 tsp. pepper in a large bowl. Whisk and add chicken to coat. Place chicken in a 9x13 pan.
3. Mix olive oil with 1 tsp. salt and 1/2 tsp. pepper. Add carrots, mushrooms and onion to coat and place around the chicken. Add thyme to olive oil mixture and lay a stem on top of each chicken breast and place remainder in with the vegetables.
4. Roast until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, about 50-60 minutes.

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