The best supper is the one you can make in minutes! Quick and easy grilled chicken in mustard sauce will become your new family favorite!
People often ask me how I became a cook, baker, and most importantly, a recipe developer. Every time, without hesitation, I answer that it boils down to my mother and her creativity in the kitchen. I’m sure that if I had grown up in a house where my mother followed recipes without experimenting at all, that I wouldn’t have ever attempted to experiment, and eventually start creating my own recipes.
It’s funny though, that while I completely credit my mother’s creativity for my own kitchen accomplishments, I’ve developed a completely different style in the kitchen. We often laugh about it. I’m a total perfectionist. My mother? She’s more accepting, more patient.
Both of our styles have their benefits and drawbacks. Being a perfectionist is helpful when you’re a food stylist and photographer. It helps when I’m creating some of the beautiful and show-stopping desserts you see here on the blog. But Mom’s style is more accepting and tolerant. And that definitely comes in useful. Would I have learned at my mother’s side if she would have been a perfectionist/control freak like I am? Doubtfully.
My mother’s style is more free-form. She doesn’t follow recipes. She reads cookbooks just to get ideas. And amazingly, she’s able to relinquish control for the sake of making someone happy or the sake of calm and peace. I can only hope to learn Mom’s level of tolerance and patience by the time I have my own kids scrambling to help me and learn from me in the kitchen.
Here’s the thing though. With all of my perfectionism, Mom is better cook than I am. She produces better and more creative food than I ever have.
With all of our differences in the kitchen, one thing my mother and I have in common is our lack of time. For both of us, a go-to quick and easy supper consists of grilled chicken in a simple mustard sauce. We’ll open the cabinet for a selection of McCormick spices to flavor it with. My mother isn’t so precise. If she doesn’t see the parsley, she’ll use dill. No red wine vinegar on hand? She’ll opt for some balsamic instead. But as a perfectionist, mine is the same every time. Mustard, red wine vinegar, with some fresh and delicious spices and herbs from McCormick. It’s quick, easy and delicious every time, regardless of who makes it.
This is my American Homemade Story. I’m working with McCormick to share the love behind unique homemade recipes. What’s your American Homemade story? I’d love for you to share it in the comments below. You can create a Flavor Print account at McCormick, and they will check on your likes and dislikes, what ingredients and kitchen tools you like, and use that to suggest new and exciting dishes for you to cook. I tried it out and it’s super cool! Make your account here and you’ll find some great new recipes – customized for your taste!
- 1-2 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 ½ Tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 ½ Tablespoons mustard
- 2 teaspoons kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon McCormick dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon McCormick garlic powder
- Combine all ingredients aside from the chicken in a small bowl and mix to combine.
- Add the chicken and toss to coat evenly.
- Grill Chicken on a hot grill or broiler for about 6-8 minutes per side, until just starting to brown and cooked through. Be careful not to over-cook it, or the chicken will be dry.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by McCormick as part of a Kitchen Play program. All opinions are always mine!
Thanks for coming by friends! Make sure to come back soon for delightful desserts! – Miriam