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Dijon Chicken on the Grill

Grilled chicken is one of the easiest things to make, and it’s so wonderfully versatile. You can marinate it or coat it with whatever ingredient you like depending on your mood of the day.

One day, I was in a Dijon mustard mood.

I have no shame in saying that I am a mustard snob. I absolutely hate French’s mustard because once you go Dijon, you never go back.

The taste is strong yet subtle, if that makes any sense at all. It makes the simplest meal taste like it was fit for a king.

Barbecue season is around the corner, so these little guys are a perfect quick dinner for the family! Serve it with salad for a light meal, or with my eggplant fries and salad for a perfect meal.

For 4 people (and some leftovers), you will need:

1 pound of boneless chicken thighs

1/4 cup Dijon mustard (regular and a l’ancienne preferably)

Salt and pepper

Flatten your chicken thighs. 

Coat your chicken thighs with the mustard. You don’t want to drown them in mustard, but you do want to make sure that each piece is nice and covered in Dijon goodness.

Season with salt and pepper and put in a bowl.

Turn your grill on!

Once it is heated and ready, put the thighs on the grill and cook for about 5 minutes of each side (it may be more, but I don’t want you to overcook it! Thighs are more difficult to estimate a clear cooking time). 

Make sure your chicken is not pink when you cut through it and you’ll be fine.  

Once they are cooked, remove them from the grill and serve them immediately.

Enjoy! xx

Coconut Crusted Chicken

How I came across my inspiration for this recipe is quite funny:

I used to volunteer at a children’s library, which, when it is not toddler rush hour, can be rather quiet. I decided to walk around and look at all the books the lovely library had to offer.

I came across a series of parenting magazines, that, as it turns out, have amazing recipes! This was once of the first ones I saw and I knew I had to try and make my own version. Here it is!

To make enough for 4 people, you will need:

2 chicken breasts

1 tbsp canola oil

Salt

Pepper

1 tbsp garlic powder

1 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Dipping Sauce:

1/2 cup plain Greek Yogurt

Honey

Juice of half a lemon

Preheat your oven to 375 F.

Wash chicken under cold water. 

Cut chicken into strips. Put in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to your liking and coat your chicken. 

Take a Ziploc bag. Put the garlic powder and coconut in it and shake. 

Now comes to fun part. Put the chicken in the bag of flavour and shake it well, making sure that all of the pieces are well coated. You may need to do this in 2 or 3 batches. 

Bake the chicken for 15 to 20 minutes, turning halfway through. 

To make your sauce, simply add all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix. 

Serve your chicken with a simple green salad. 

Enjoy!