Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Honey Mustard Chicken

Honey mustard chicken must be one of my favourite dishes.  I'll confess,  I used to buy the sauce in a jar.  I thought I liked it until I started making my own sauce.  Now I couldn't go back to the mass produced sugar and salt laden variety.  My recipe is very easy to make and is tasty.  My daughter Jessica isn't overly keen on cooking but she does a fabulous job of making this without me watching her.  The first time she made it she took a photo,  posted it on social media and her friends couldn't believe it could be made at home from scratch.  In other words,  they too have only known of the store bought variety.  Jessica was very proud of herself.

When I first wanted to make this from scratch I googled lots of recipes.  As usual the recipes didn't have vegetables included or they used way too much cream and sour cream.  So I made up my own recipe and tweaked it a few times until I got the balance of flavours right.  Here's my recipe -


2 small chicken breasts, diced and cooked
2/3 cup of cream
 2 - 3 tablespoons of honey
1 heaped dessert spoon of Dijon mustard
1 heaped dessert spoon of whole grain mustard
onion flakes, salt, pepper, chives, garlic powder / granules etc to taste.
1 cup of beans, cooked
1 large sliced carrot, cooked

Mix cream, honey, mustards and seasoning in a medium fry pan and heat.
Add cooked diced chicken, cooked sliced carrot and beans.
Mix well and serve with rice.

This serves four people.

Silver beet or spinach can be shredded finely and added to the sauce and meat as it's heating up..


13 comments:

  1. Hi Wendy, i've been making this recipe for the last 6 months (found your recipe on cheapskates ) and it has become a family favorite. Only problem now is, they want it every week, heeeee, Maureen

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    1. Yes my family wants it every week too.

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  2. This looks delicious Wendy! I must put this in my next menu plan. I can't wait to try it out. Have a great week. Cheers Donna Z :)

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  3. Wendy, this is a family favourite here too. My recipe is slightly different, but tasty nonetheless as I'm sure your is! Long live the DIY Mama in us all...Mimi xxx

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  4. yum
    Do you think yoghurt instead of cream would be ok or is cream essential????. I cant wait to try it out.
    Linda

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    1. A lots of recipes I looked up on the internet have sour cream in them. I didn't like the flavour in the meal and neither did my family so yoghurt might be the same.

      I don't cook with cream except in this recipe.

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  5. That will feature one night this week, thank you! I usually make it with the Masterfoods sachet so am interested to try your recipe which sounds yummy.

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  6. My husband loves honey mustard chicken, I'm not a huge fan but I've only ever bought the jars, I will have to give this a try!! :)

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    1. Larissa, you might like this one. The flavour is not as strong as the store bought. Still tasty but not over powering.

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  7. Thanks Wendy. When I have left over cream this is a good way to use it too. Yummy. I do not like jar mixes. if you read the ingredients they are yuk! This is far healthier!

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  8. Thankyou Wendy, cant wait to try it. :-) Kaye.

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  9. Love to stop buying the jar variety, so thank you very much for this recipe idea!!
    Lauren

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  10. I made this last night and it was so yummy. I did add a cup of chicken stock as I like extra sauce. Thank you!

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