Monday, March 01, 2010

Cooking with Books: Honey-Mustard Chicken

Happy Reading Month! If I'd had my act together back in October for National Cookbook Month, I would have embarked on this little project then. Oh, well...

Every day this month I will blog about a recipe from one of the dozens of cookbooks I've amassed over the years. Sometimes it will be recipes that are old favorites, and other times I'll use it as an opportunity to explore new cookbooks. Hope you enjoy.

I think it's appropriate to kick the month off with the cookbook that was my Bible right after college. My cooking skills were still quite green so a book like 365 Ways to Cook Chicken sounded perfect. (Looks like it's still out there. Used copies going quite cheaply on Amazon.)

This particular recipe (No. 224 of 365) was my "dinner party" main course for several years...

Honey-Mustard Baked Chicken
From 365 Ways to Cook Chicken
Makes 4 servings.

4 bone-in chicken breasts
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup Dijon or whole-grain mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Preheat oven to 350°. Place chicken breasts in a 9 x 13 baking dish.

Combine melted butter, honey and mustard. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over chicken.

Place in oven and bake for one hour, basting with pan juices every 15 minutes.


Anonymous said...

We called this "Winnie the Pooh Chicken" so my son would eat it. He wouldn't eat anything so we came up with creative names.
We had "Brontosaurus steaks (pork chops), Teradactyl bites (chicken) etc. (he loved dinosaurs).

A Guy Who Thinks Life Should Be Simply Beautiful said...

Love it!