Honey Dijon Chicken

Want to get your kids interested in cooking? This recipe is great for little helpers. This is my daughter's favorite recipe to help make. She proudly announces at the table that she helped make dinner. It super easy to make for grownups and kids alike. Kids love to mix the sauce and the chicken together. And since it's all done in a large storage bag, their hands stay clean and you don't need to worry about them touching raw chicken. For the chicken, I prefer to use strips for this recipe so that more of the chicken is covered with the honey dijon sauce. You could use chicken tenders but it's cheaper to use breast and cut them into strips yourself. Try getting your kids involved in the kitchen. It's a great place for them to learn lots of skills, like numbers, math and measuring. And kids that help to make their own dinner are more likely to eat it too! Honey Dijon Chicken

2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast about 1 1/2 lbs., cut into strips

1 gallon size plastic storage bag

1 tbsp. olive oil

2 tbsp. honey

2 tbsp. dijon mustard

1/2 tsp. coarse kosher salt

1/8 tsp. black pepper

Cut the chicken breast into strips by cutting across the breast. Each breast can be cut into 6 or 7 strips.

In a large plastic bag, add the olive oil, honey, mustard, salt and pepper. Mix all the ingredients together in the bag by squishing the bag in your hand. Once the ingredients are well blended, add the chicken and seal the bag. Then coat the chicken in the sauce by rubbing the chicken with your hand on the outside of the bag. When the chicken is coated, remove the chicken and place on a lightly greased baking dish. Bake at 375°F for 20 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.


Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional information:

235 Calories

3.5 g. fat

0 g. saturated fat

96 mg. cholesterol

438 mg. sodium

4 g. carbohydrates

0 g. fiber

4 g. sugar

36 g. protein