Monday, May 3, 2010

46. Golden Chicken Breasts - Always an Adventure

New recipes are always an adventure and almost the only area of my life where I have actually welcomed the unknown.

Years ago, one of the strangest recipes I ever attempted, involved squid.  While I knew nothing about how to prepare squid, I was up for the challenge. The recipe's directions were followed to the letter and, although I was quite anxious about the end result, for some reason,  I did not taste the squid before it was served.

My husband, Tad, ate a forkful of squid and mumbled something about it being good. I beamed with happiness and sampled my creation. I chewed and chewed and chewed. All my effort had been wasted; the squid was nothing but a big plate of rubber bands!

While wonderful plates of tender calamari, (squid), were an unknown to me at the time, chicken was the opposite. It was an ingredient often on our menu. Although I had served it many different ways, in my mind there was always a new, better chicken recipe just around the corner. I would scour books and magazines for great recipes and one day I was rewarded. The chicken recipe I found  was delicious and I count it as an easy-to-make favorite.

Golden Chicken Breasts

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

4 Chicken breasts, skinned and boned
1 C Hellman’s real mayonnaise
2 tsp prepared mustard (yellow)
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Place breasts on a greased 2 quart casserole  pan about 2 inches high.

Combine mayonnaise, mustard and Worcestershire. Spread mixture on top and sides of chicken.

Cover pan with greased foil. Seal edges. Bake 45 min. Remove foil. If any topping is stuck to the foil, scrape off and re-apply to breasts. Bake uncovered, 15 more min. or until topping is golden. Serve.

Sides: Baked potato, sweet potato, green beans, sauteed asparagus
(#42), back of the stove beans (#32), etc.

1 comment:

  1. Marian wrote:
    Referring to your squid, I remember once when I was in Viet Nam and was the guest of a local family, they served me something absolutely delicious. I asked what it was, and they told me it was squid. I just didn't let myself think about it and went right on eating.