|Mustard Chicken with Soy, Ginger and Garlic Glaze|
Each school year brings a new set of challenges. No Thank You Boy is more confused by all the folders, notebooks, binders and graph paper needed for school than his actual classes. He would rather be playing football than going to school anyway. My Middle One begins her first year of high school and has decided she has a calling to be a volleyball player. She spends her after school time on the court with the JV team. She admits that a big draw to play was her love of the little, tight shorts they wear. My Oldest has taken to the roads with her driver's permit. She is back for a third year of field hockey and finding the joys of ice packs for sore muscles.
With our self-imposed hectic schedule, dinner time is usually eaten in shifts. At least a couple family members are around at the same time so we are getting some family time.
My days are spent on my personal chef work, leaving about an hour to get dinner made when I get home. Always on the lookout for extremely flavorful dishes with a minimal amount of work, I struck gold with Mustard Chicken with Soy, Ginger, and Garlic Glaze. This quick fix entree yields delicious chicken without having to marinade it. The intense flavors of the ingredients do all the work in this dish. The meal was rounded out with honey baby carrots and tri-color rotini tossed with olive oil and Parmesan cheese.
This is one dish that tastes good the day it is made and even better as leftovers. Maybe that was because I doubled the recipe and was glad the family was excited to have this dinner for the next day as well.
Mustard Chicken with Soy, Ginger and Garlic Glaze
5 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
poultry seasoning such as Montreal Chicken Seasoning
3 teaspoons Dijon mustard
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup soy sauce, I use the low sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoon brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Place chicken in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle with poultry seasoning and spread a thin layer of mustard over each chicken breast.
In a small bowl, combine lime juice, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic. Pour over chicken. Bake chicken for about 20 - 25 minutes basting 2 or 3 times during the the cooking time. The internal temperature of the chicken should be about 160 degrees when it is done. Because chicken breasts vary in size, it is best to use a thermometer to check for doneness. Remove from the oven and serve with the extra glaze in the baking dish.