Thursday, December 18, 2014

Better than Sex Paleo Honey Mustard Chicken

No seriously...this chicken really is better than sex. It's so good you'll slap your granny.

And it's paleo. Yep! Totally freakin' paleo.

2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
½ c olive oil
2T lemon juice
1T garlic powder
½T ground mustard

Mix together the last four ingredients to create a marinade for the chicken breasts. I poured it over the chicken and let it set for about 3 hrs. I also used a fork to stab the chicken a little to help tenderize/flavor the chicken. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 400°

½ c raw organic honey
½ c Dijon mustard
1T minced garlic
½ tsp ground mustard
½ tsp onion powder
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp basil leaves
1 tsp dried thyme

Mix the ground mustard, onion powder and lemon juice together so it doesn't clump up when mixed with the rest of the ingredients. Combine all ingredients. Set aside.

Line a rimmed cookie sheet with aluminum foil and place a cooking rack over that. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and place the chicken on the rack.  Bake at 400° on one side for 10 mins. Turn chicken with tongs. Bake another 15 mins. Chicken drippings will fall to the foil. Leave them there. When the timer goes off, pull them out and generously coat chicken pieces with honey mustard mixture. Bake for 10 mins. Flip, coat opposite side and bake another 10 mins.

When done, place in a shallow baking dish and carefully take the cooking rack out of the pan and using a whisk, mix together the chicken juices and the honey mustard sauce that dripped off the chicken. Pour over the chicken in the serving dish and serve with steam vegetables or rice.

I am VERY picky with what I eat on this paleo diet, but this is something I could eat every day if I could. My family is not Paleo and they all ate two helpings. You may want to double the recipe, if you want leftovers because it will go fast!

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