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Oct 2, 2006 10:49 PM

boring chicken breasts...what to do

need a new idea for boneless skinless chicken breasts. i'm thinking some warm and hearty, maybe spicy. i have sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts for sides...
any ideas?

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  1. This is my favorite stand-by recipe for chicken.

    Garlic and Mustard Encrusted Chicken
    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Cook time: Up to an hour

    1 lb chicken (in whatever shape pieces you prefer)
    1⁄2 cup dijon mustard
    1⁄2 cup olive oil
    1⁄2 cup red wine vinegar
    1 cup chopped fresh parsley
    4 cloves garlic
    salt and pepper to taste
    2 cups breadcrumbs

    Preheat oven to 350.

    Put mustard, vinegar, oil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a food processor and mix thoroughly. Roll chicken in this mixture, giving each piece a thick, even coating. Lightly roll in breadcrumbs.

    Bake up to an hour, until the chicken is cooked.
    This chicken is equally good cold the next day.

    (If you want it spicy, just go ahead and use a spicy mustard and maybe amp up pepper and garlic, this recipe adjusts very easily).

    1. You might try this one from Epicurious for Chicken in Spicy Tomato Sauce which has a Mexican twist and I do eat it with baked sweet potatoes because I'm trying to eat more of those than white rice these days:

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      1. re: Val

        Thanks for this recommendation. I just made it and used it as burrito filling (along with Spanish rice and cheese) and it was outstanding!

      2. There are tons of older threads on this very topic that you should also search for more ideas.

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        1. re: Karl S

          thanks for pointing that out, but as a seasoned veteran of chowhound, i did, and only found one possibility that i liked.

        2. Go to the hispanic section of your local market and pick up any of the rogelio bueno or dona marie mole sauces. ( I rec. RB mole, and DM mole verde). Poach the chicken breasts cool and shred, reserve broth and use following the directions on sauce container. serve with chopped white onion, beans, corn tortillas or rice.

          this is a simple winner, try it out.

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          1. re: kare_raisu

            oooh, yeah...and chicken mole is SO good with Robert Lauriston's cilantro rice listed on this board.

          2. Maple-glazed- you could add heat as well. Maple-peppercorn, or maple-cayenne for the range.

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            1. re: uman

              now that sounds like a good idea...i hardly ever make boneless i was like stir fry, dredged in flour with a simple sauce, breaded....blehhh....those ideas weren't doing it for me...