Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Honey Dijon Chicken

My girlfriends and I love getting together to catch up and visit and we try to do this pretty regularly.  It’s what I like to call Girls Night In.  In the past, it always centered around great food, but with no thought to calories.  Since we are trying to be conscious, we now have a chance to try lots of great HEALTHY recipes.  Still tons of fun, but with a lot less guilt!
Recently, one of my friends asked me to come over for dinner one night after my gym session; no need to bring anything, just come hungry and ready to eat (this is pretty much me ANY time...) When I got the call, I was all “Wait…I’m sorry…did you just ask me to come over and eat dinner that I don’t have to cook???  Um, yes please!!!”  She is even one of those friends who could care less that I was stinky, yucky and uh…fresh from the gym – love her!
When I got to her house, it smelled divine!  And let me tell you, this was some damn good chicken and it was super easy!  Well, SHE said it was super easy to make…for my part, it sure was super easy to eat.
1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tsp garlic powder
½ cup honey
½ cup prepared mustard (any will do:  Dijon, Brown Spicy, etc.)
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp paprika
Salt and pepper to season

Preheat oven to 350.

In a small bowl, whisk the honey, mustard, basil and paprika and set aside.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray and place the chicken breasts in it.  Season the chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Pour the sauce over the chicken and be sure to coat each breast.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
Remove foil and baste the chicken with the sauce.  Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until slightly browned on top and all the juices run clear.  Doesn't that look so yummy!??
She served it with rice and asparagus and the sauce from the chicken is great on the rice and veggies.  Don’t let it go to waste!
Serving Size:  4 oz
Calories 277 / Carbs 37g / Fat 1g / Protein 24g / Fiber 1g / Sodium 642mg

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