Just a couple weeks ago Josh- the hubs- started a brand new job (yay!). Now I’m far from a 1950’s wife but I do know that everyday when he comes home he is going to be hungry! So I do my best to at least have dinner started by the time he gets home. There’s nothing better than coming home to a house that smells like dinner, anyway, right?? The other day I lost track of time a bit and didn’t get this dinner started till late but it was so easy to make that it actually seemed like I had planned ahead and started early, ha!
I used this fun mustard that we found while perusing the grocery aisles one day. Well, Josh was perusing, I take my grocery shopping very seriously. See how to get in and out of the grocery store in half the time! Anyway. Josh is a fan of sauces, and he found this beauty mixed in with the rest of the condiments. Any type of mustard can be used in this recipe but this one was great because it had a bit of a german bite to it along with a hint of bacon that tasted amazing atop the chicken breasts we had for dinner that night. If you need a quick, clean-eating, weeknight dinner fix, this baked chicken recipe will hit the spot!
- 3-4 chicken breasts, thawed
- 1 8oz package of cream cheese
- 3 tbs of inglehoffer applewood smoked bacon mustard (or your favorite mustard)
- 2 tbs honey
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 - 1 ½ cups bread crumbs (for sprinkling over chicken)
- Preheat oven to 400ºF
- For chicken topping, combine cream cheese (slightly softened in microwave), mustard, honey, and spices together in a bowl.
- Place foil in a baking dish and spray with oil
- Place (thoroughly thawed) chicken in baking dish and dollop and spread the mixture over top the chicken.
- Cook chicken for 20 minutes and then remove to sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
- Allow the chicken to cook again for another 15-20 minutes until breadcrumbs have begun to brown.
- Serve with side of green beans or your favorite vegetable.
I loved how fast this weeknight recipes was. In fact, to make it even faster for the future, I made a bit extra of the mixture and froze it for next time! Happy cooking!