Prep 0 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is a different way of doing chicken. The potato doesn't always get completely crispy for me and seems to have to do with the kind of spuds I use. Red potatoes seem to stay moister and don't crisp as well for me. I think you could easily sprinkle the potato with whatever seasonings strike your fancy (I hope to try chili powder some day) before popping them in the oven but my guys are not very adventurous. I found this recipe on the net a few years ago while searching for a new low fat way of making baked chicken.
- 1 large potato, peeled (about 8 oz)
- 3 -4 tablespoons dijon-style mustard
- 1 large garlic clove, minced
- 4 (6 ounce) bone-in skinless chicken breast halves
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons olive oil or 1 1⁄2 teaspoons cooking oil
- ground black pepper
- fresh parsley or fresh cilantro or fresh rosemary or fresh chives, snipped
- Coarsely shred the potato. Transfer shredded potato to a bowl of ice water; let stand for 5 minutes.
- Stir together the mustard and garlic; mix well. Rinse chicken and thoroughly pat dry. Brush or spread the mustard mixture evenly on the meaty side of the chicken breast halves. Place the chicken, bone-side down, on a foil-lined 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.
- Drain shredded potato. Thoroughly pat dry with paper towels (this step is important); place in a medium mixing bowl. Add olive oil, toss to mix well. Top each piece of chicken with about 1/3 cup potato mixture in an even layer, forming a "skin". Sprinkle lightly with pepper.
- Bake in a 425 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and potato shreds are golden. (If potatoes are not browning, transfer pan to broiler. Broil about 5 minutes or till golden, watching closely.) Sprinkle with desired herb.
I used a russet potato, rinsed but did not soak it, and then dried it between a couple of layers of paper towels. The potato browned all right, but tended to slip of the breast when transferring from plate to pan. I think next time I will mix some mustard with mayonnaise and spread it thinly on the chicken. Chicken should be salted and peppered first. I think this would enhance the flavor of the chicken and help the potato topping adhere. This was fun and different and I look forward to experimenting further with it.
Easy and interesting dish. DH really enjoyed the taste and combo with potatoes. I used coarse ground mustard and boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Only the top-most potatoes got brown.