Friday, March 6, 2015

144.6...Maple Dijon Chicken

After my Pinterest recipe fail the other night, I was determined to have a Pinterest recipe winner. I think I found one! The whole house smelled amazing when I was baking this Maple Dijon Chicken.

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Maple Dijon Chicken (Serves 4)

Recipe adapted from Fresh Dreamer

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (pounded to 1/4” thickness)

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

2 tsp. chopped fresh rosemary

Salt & pepper

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

2. In a small bowl, mix together mustard, syrup, vinegar and rosemary. 

3. Place chicken breasts into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Season with salt and lots of pepper. Pour mustard mixture over chicken. Make sure each breast is coated.

4. Bake for 30-40 minutes.

Printable Recipe 

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The chicken was a big hit with the family. It was definitely a very different flavor combination but it really worked!

Tuesday night, I took my daughter to California Pizza Kitchen for dinner. I had the Dakota Smashed Pea & Barley Soup:

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As well as the Asparagus & Arugula Salad: 

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My husband picked my son up later that night from his class trip.

Wednesday’s breakfast was scrambled egg beaters with onions, spinach and jack cheese. 

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After I took the kids to school, I volunteered for a bit there, went to an appointment, then ran some errands at the mall. I stopped at Blue Smoke Sushi Lounge (formerly Love Boat Sushi) for lunch. 

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Fortunately, they still have my beloved Wasabi Roll!

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Dinner that night was the Maple Dijon Chicken along with some roasted red potatoes that I added a rosemary spice mixture to that I had received a sample of.

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Between the chicken and the potatoes, the house smelled amazing the rest of the night. I also served the meal with a big green salad.

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Breakfast yesterday was scrambled egg beaters with roasted red potato leftovers, onions, spinach and jack cheese. 

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The rest of the morning was spent volunteering at our school’s annual Purim Carnival. All the volunteers wore red wigs. This was how I looked all day:

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Crazy bright wig!!

It was a half day at school….my daughter went to a birthday party and I took my son to PF Chang’s for lunch. I had egg drop soup:

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Followed by the lunch size Ginger Chicken with Broccoli and brown rice:

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I asked them to go light on the sauce. I am a HUGE sauce person but this sauce I find to be too salty to have a ton of. I really enjoyed it much better with less sauce!

I had dinner last night with some friends at Cucina Enoteca. We shared a bunch of dishes. 

Burnt Brussels Sprouts & Ivan’s Hot Sauce: 

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Stuffed Squash Blossoms (herb ricotta, opal basil pesto, lemon aioli):

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These things rock by the way.

Cheese Plate:

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Short Rib Pappardelle (cremini mushroom, carrot, parmigiano): 

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Cauliflower, Pine Nuts, Dates, Breadcrumbs:

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We also had a Polenta Board (creamy mascarpone polenta & chef’s ragu) that escaped the camera. I really enjoyed each dish, especially the pappardelle. 

Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with potato leftovers again.

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This morning I’m joining my daughter on a class field trip. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend at home. :)

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2 comments:

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I love Pinterest! So many things to try, so little time!

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