Baking is science and I don't like formulas, but cooking is art and anything goes...and the simpler the better. It's all about less time at the stove and more time at the table. With a forty year passion for food I'm excited to share what I do in the kitchen nearly every day.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Dijon Lemon Chicken

My mother used to make this for us as kids; she called it her gourmet chicken. Hey, it was the 70’s, Dijon mustard was pretty fancy back then. I recently made it for the first time in years and you know what? It’s really good.

Preheat the oven to 350 and in a large bowl, stir together about three quarters of a cup of Dijon mustard, a couple minced garlic cloves, a quarter teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, salt, and pepper. Coat a pound and a half of chicken pieces with the mustard mixture then roll them in breadcrumbs until they’re completely covered. Place them side by side in a baking pan and top with a thin slice of lemon.

Baking time will vary depending on whether you’re using white or dark meat, on or off the bone. What you’re looking for is chicken that’s cooked through with a crispy crust, should be about thirty to forty five minutes.

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