Easy Crispy Dijon Chicken
photo by rpgaymer
- Ready In:
- 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 4 tablespoons butter (I use half)
- 1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard (or whatever mustard you like)
- 1⁄4 cup half-and-half (or whatever milk you have around)
- 1⁄4 cup cracker crumbs or 1/4 cup breadcrumbs, just use what you like
- 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese or 1/2 cup romano cheese
- Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Put the butter in a 9 or 10 inch square baking dish and put it in the oven while it is heating up.
- Don't use a dish that is too big or the butter will end up spreading out too far from the chicken. This whole first part is very important and will help make your chicken end up crispy.
- In one bowl, whisk together the mustard and half and half.
- In another bowl, mix together the cracker crumbs and the cheese.
- When the oven is completely heated up and the butter is sizzling in the baking dish, remove the pan from the oven and set it on a trivet on the counter next to your two mixtures.
- Dip the chicken in the wet mixture; dredge in the crumb mixture.
- This step is important. Put the chicken down in the dish and turn it over right away. The idea is to put it in the butter briefly and turn it over so the butter side is up. It makes the chicken get evenly crispy. I use this technique for all of my oven "frying" because it works so well.
- Bake for approximately 45 minutes or so, depending on the thickness of the chicken breasts.
- Leave them in there until the coating is browned real nicely. Mine are usually perfect at 45 minutes.
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This is such an easy and delicious recipe...I used tenderloins and cut the butter in half like suggested...my 3 year old grandson couldn't eat enough of these...I love the technique used and plan to use it a lot...I did serve a nice tasty dipping sauce on the side...recipe #301903...this is a keeper...thanks for posting it...:)
This is another winner. This was so good. I made with bonless skinless thighs bc I had accidently bought that instead of breasts and it was a huge hit. I added 2-3 tbs of honey with the mustard and used whole milk and it was perfect!!! I can't believe how crispy the chicken actually was! Thanks for this recipe it will be going in the rotation!!
YUMMY! I was skeptical about how 'crispy' it would actually be, but the butter flip actually works!! I am going to trythat technique the next time I make Chicken Kiev! I used skim milk and italian seasoned breadcrumbs (it's what I had) and it was really great! 30 minutes overcooked my chicken breast, but even a little dry it was still great! I will be making this again! Thanks for a super easy and tasty recipe!
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