Friday, August 15, 2008

mustard and pretzel crusted chicken

Serious Eats! You never fail me! They posted this recipe for Mustard and Pretzel crusted chicken, and I had to try it right away. Whenever i get a soft pretzel somewhere, I dip it in mustard, so I was all over that flavor combo. Also, it seemed like an easy and fun weeknight meal. It doesn't hurt that this recipe was pretty much made to go with beer.

I followed the recipe pretty closely, the only change I made was using chicken thighs instead of breasts. So I won't bother re-posting the recipe here. Just check out the link above.

Other than the slightly weird taste of the butter snap pretzels I used (I'll be sticking to plain old regular pretzels next time...), this was a really good chicken dish. Easy to make, pretty healthy, fairly quick, cheap. I'll be making this again. And yes, it went really well with a cold beer...specifically Schlafly Dry-Hopped APA, a bracingly bitter and tart brew. Ahhh.

On the side, I roasted some cauliflower. I simply tossed some fresh cauliflower with olive oil, minced garlic, salt and pepper, and roasted it in oven along with the chicken (different pan!). When I took it out, I immediately tossed it with some butter and fresh lemon juice. Yay! i have another side dish in my arsenal! Very good.

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