Painted Honey Mustard Chicken

Last year an article from Parents Magazine made an impression on me. The article discussed "the witching hour," or in other words, the hour before dinner when kids and both stay at home parents and working parents are tired and hungry after a long day, creating a scary combination.

One reason I encourage my children to cook with me is because they are more likely to eat the food we prepare together. A healthy bonus! Another reason my children cook with me is because it is the witching hour and it keeps them happy! Less tears and whining- happy parents!

Tonight's witching hour activity included seasoning and painting chicken! Get messy! Have fun! And eat healthy!
Simple ingredients create an easy, healthy, and delicious chicken dinner.

Honey Mustard Chicken Recipe:
olive oil cooking spray
4 6oz chicken breast cutlets (I prefer thinner chicken, if you use a breast and not a cutlet, you will need to bake it longer)
¼ cup honey (enough to cover the chicken)
¼ cup German mustard aka Horseradish mustard (enough to cover the chicken)
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper

1.)  Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2.)  In a baking dish, spray with olive oil cooking spray.
3.)  Place chicken breasts side by side in dish. 
4.)  On the chicken breast side facing up, sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
5.)  On the seasoned side of the chicken, first brush on honey and then over the honey paint on mustard. 
6.)  Bake for 32-35 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Taking turns grinding pepper.
Not such a beautiful photograph but both children beautifully painting on the mustard!
Tonight's masterpiece!

1 comment:

  1. Looks delicious! Your recipes are always very simple to make. Have you thought about writing a blog entry about the staples you always have in your pantry? I often find a recipe and realize I don't have everything I need. What are your favorites?