Another 20-Minute Meal: Balsamic and Mustard Chicken

I am having one horrific time of trying to keep track of things thus far this year!  So, anything I can do to make life easier for myself is a bonus!  I have discovered another quick, very hassle-free recipe, Balsamic Mustard Chicken that takes all of 20 minutes or less to cook.

The recipe itself hails from Erika at Everyday Paleo, a blog I found on Pinterest, of course.  After reviewing the recipe, I decided to NOT try the roasted veggies with bacon, since my beloved may be one of the few people on the planet that does not enjoy bacon.

This is the finished result from today's lunch:

I changed very little, and still ended up with a fairly tasty and very easy recipe: 

Instead of 1/4 cup of olive oil, I probably didn't use more than 1/8 cup and since I am out of spicy brown mustard, I subbed Dijon. The flavor was probably slightly more mustardly than if you use spicy brown mustard, but still it's a great flavor combination!  I did butterfly the chicken boobs, but I just added a pinch of kosher salt and coarse ground pepper to the marinade itself, instead of sprinkling the boobs pre-marinade.  I mean, really, do you think the seasoning is going to stay on the boobs if you rub it around in the sauce?  I think not.  

I did use a bowl with a lid rather than a plastic bag and I decreased marinade time to about 1 hour. 

That's it for recipe changes. 

Instead of the roasted veggies, I just steamed a few broccoli crowns with two cloves of garlic and made some instant baby red mashed potatoes while the chicken cooked, so it was a very low-fat, healthy kind of meal.  

Marinade took a whole 1.5 minutes to stir together, and apart from the marinade time, you have yourself a meal within 15-20 minutes. 

Final thought:  Try it!  


  1. LOL Chicken boobs. That made me laugh. Looks yummy.

    1. Boobs ARE funny....No matter what they are on. :D


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