Bacon Wrapped Honey Dijon Chicken Breasts

I am on a serious Dijon mustard kick.  It’s so low in calories but it ads so much zest to every bite…mix a little honey with it and you get that perfect sweet ‘n salty explosion for your taste buds.  I think everyone can agree that you can wrap anything in bacon and it will be delicious.  For that reason alone (and so many more), you’ll love this golden sweet tangy chicken wrapped in smoky thick bacon.  The flavor of the bacon seeps into the chicken as it cooks.  Amazing, right?

Bacon Wrapped Honey Dijon Chicken Breasts
Serves 2
Golden sweet tangy chicken wrapped in smoky thick bacon.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 chicken breasts
  2. 6 slices of thick cut bacon
  3. 3 tbsp Dijon mustard
  4. 3 tbsp honey
  5. ¼ tsp salt
  6. ¼ tsp black pepper
  7. ¼ tsp garlic powder
  8. ¼ tsp paprika
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt, black pepper, garlic powder and paprika.
  3. Mix together Dijon mustard and honey in a small bowl.
  4. Coat each chicken breast with honey mustard mixture.
  5. Wrap slices of raw bacon around each chicken breast until entire breast is covered (approximately 3 slices for each breasts depending on size).
  6. Apply another layer of honey mustard mixture on top of bacon covered chicken breasts.
  7. Line an 8 x 13 baking pan with tinfoil and coat with olive oil spray to prevent chicken breasts from sticking.
  8. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
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Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia

Recipes, Seafood | July 21, 2015 | By

I wanted to make a healthy and delicious recipe last night but fish can sometimes taste too light and unsatisfying! Not to fear, this recipe has the perfect blend of saltiness and sweetness…all topped with a golden almond crunch. My favorite thing about cooking fish is that you can throw it in a baking dish, pop it in the oven and it’s cooked by the time you finish cleaning your prep dishes. You can use this recipe with pretty much any fish, I just prefer the mildness of tilapia. Enjoy!

Dijon Almond Crusted Tilapia
Serves 2
Sweet, savory and crunchy!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
For the tilapia
  1. 2 or 3 fillets of tilapia (approximately 1 pound)
  2. 1/3 cup raw almonds
  3. ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  4. 1 tbsp honey
  5. ½ tsp paprika
  6. ½ tsp garlic powder
  7. Salt and black pepper
  8. Olive oil
  9. Chopped cilantro to garnish
For the Dijon sauce
  1. 1/3 cup Dijon mustard
  2. 1 tbsp honey
  3. 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce (optional)
  4. ¼ tsp dried thyme
  5. 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and slightly grease a 9 x 13 baking dish.
  2. Place almonds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Mix in paprika and set aside.
  4. In a small bowl, combine Dijon mustard with honey and mix.
  5. Rinse and pat the tilapia fillets dry.
  6. Sprinkle each side with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  7. Coat the bottom side of each fillet with mustard mixture.
  8. Sprinkle almond mix on top of mustard and press into the fish with fingers.
  9. Place each fillet into the baking dish with the coated side down.
  10. Repeat mustard coating and almond topping on the remaining top side of the fillet.
  11. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork.
  12. Combine and mix the Dijon mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, apple cider vinegar, and dried thyme together in a small bowl to make the Dijon sauce and set aside.
  13. Top with Dijon sauce & fresh cilantro and serve
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General Panda’s Spicy Garlic Honey Sesame Chicken

Chicken, Recipes | February 5, 2015 | By

This recipe needs no description – the title says it all. All I have to say is just try it for the flavor explosion of the century! If you have time, marinate the raw chicken in the sauce overnight but it’s not necessary because the caramelization of the sauce on the chicken after cooking gives it more than enough flavor. Serve with broccoli, over a bed of cauliflower rice or just by itself. General Panda approved!

General Panda’s Spicy Garlic Honey Sesame Chicken
Serves 4
Chicken - with spice, garlic, honey and sesame!
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  2. 3 tbsp honey
  3. 1 tsp sesame oil
  4. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 tbsp tomato paste
  6. 2 tbsp water
  7. ¼ cup coconut aminos
  8. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  9. 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  10. ½ tsp arrowroot powder
  11. ½ tsp garlic powder
  12. ½ tsp salt
  13. ½ tsp black pepper
  14. sesame seeds to garnish
  15. chopped fresh cilantro to garnish
Instructions
  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and season with garlic powder, salt and black pepper.
  2. Make the sauce by combining honey, sesame oil, apple cider vinegar, tomato paste, water, coconut aminos, red pepper flakes, garlic cloves and arrowroot powder in a small bowl.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and cook chicken pieces in just enough sauce to slightly cover the chicken until cooked (5 to 7 minutes).
  4. Turn the heat to high and brown both sides of the chicken until sauce has evaporated and caramelized onto the chicken (approximately an additional 8 to 10 minutes).
  5. Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped fresh cilantro and serve!
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