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Friday, April 3, 2015

Friday's Fresh Picked Recipe!

I love to cook! I love trying new and different things! From Vegetarian dishes to Beef stew! I haven't gotten to a Vegan dish yet but it's day will come. These are not just any recipes! They are low-calorie and awesomely delicious recipes! First one up is my absolute Favorite! Please enjoy and know that what you eat is good for your palate and waist line! Enjoy! 

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Roasted Chicken in a Mustard-Thyme Sauce
1 tablespoon olive oil 
boneless chicken thighs, skinned 
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided 
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon butter 
1/2 cup chopped onion 
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 cup no-salt-added chicken stock 
4 teaspoons flour 
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1. Preheat oven to 425°.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil to pan; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove chicken from pan; place in a glass or ceramic baking dish. Bake at 425° for 16 minutes or until a thermometer registers 165°. Remove chicken from dish; reserve drippings.

3. Return skillet to medium-high heat. Add butter; swirl to coat. Add onion and thyme; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. 

4.Combine 3 tablespoons stock and flour in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Add flour mixture, remaining stock, and reserved drippings to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from heat, and add mustard, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, stirring with a whisk. Serve sauce with chicken.

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