Author Notes: This stemmed from a basic mustard chicken recipe in a widely published cookbook. I set out to create a lighter version and this is what happened! —heathercummins
- 4 pieces boneless, skinless chicken breast
- 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- salt and pepper, for seasoning
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1 1/2 tablespoons thyme, dried/ground
- 1/4 cup light sour cream
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Sprinkle chicken with a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.
- Combine 2 TBS olive oil with mustard, reserving 2 tsp mustard for glaze. In a separate dish, combine remaining 2 TBS olive oil with bread crumbs and thyme, season bread mixture with salt and pepper.
- In a large skillet, heat 1 TBS olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken, until crispy for about 2 1/2 minutes each side. Remove from heat, place in shallow baking dish. Smear each breast with mustard mixture, spread a thin layer of bread crumbs onto chicken. Turn chicken over, repeat both steps.
- Place baking dish in the oven, roast until chicken is cooked through and the top is golden brown, 15-20 minutes.
- While chicken is baking, mix together remaining 2 tsp Dijon and the sour cream. Stir until well-combined. Simmer over low heat for about 5 minutes until warm.
- Place sour cream mixture on center of plate or platter in a very thin layer. Transfer the chicken to plates or serving platter on top of cream.
- This recipe was entered in the contest for Your Best Chicken with Mustard