Dinner Tonight: Baked Mustard Chicken with Rosemary

I made it through my work day and although the antibiotics are wreaking havoc on my stomach (as expected), I think I might finally be on the mend.  Never mind that I was in bed before the sun AND our 1 year old next door neighbor last night.  This was partially due to the meds but also due to the new book I started this weekend.

I have heard awesome things about Reconstructing Amelia and was eager to dive right in.  This book has not disappointed, and I reluctantly closed it as my eyelids became heavy with Nighttime cough medicine last night.  Has anyone else read it?  I will keep ya’ll posted!


This is just a cute picture of Cooper from our weekend together on the couch.  He was sad to see me leave today and I can understand why after 4 straight days of cuddling and love.  I had a an easy day at work, which was much appreciated, so I was home early enough to make dinner.  The BOY opted not to wait on chicken and eagerly dug into leftover meatballs (as I predicted).


I was optimistic that this chicken recipe could become a quick, easy week night staple.  Unfortunately, my oven seemed to disagree about the quick part.  Even with the BOY preheating the oven, it didn’t get nearly as hot as it was supposed to and the chicken took much longer than expected.  I think I’ll wait until winter to worry about fixing it!


In the end, I remembered that although I eat a little honey mustard, I’m still not a huge mustard fan and perhaps this chicken won’t be the recipe for me.  Plus, it looked nothing like the photos on the blog.  On top of that, I still don’t have much of an appetite.  But once I got the chicken plated and sprinkled with rosemary, it was an entirely different story.


This light and juicy chicken was extremely tasty and the perfect week night meal.  Despite a successful day as an adult, I am starting to crash and I’m not even half way through today’s recording of the Tour de France!  Is it too early to say good night?!

What book are you reading?

What is your easy go to week night recipe?


Baked Mustard Chicken with Rosemary

From Inspired Dreamer


4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


Rosemary (I used dried, not fresh)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

In a small bowl, mix together mustard, syrup, and vinegar.

Place chicken breasts into 9×13 greased baking dish. Season with lots of pepper. Pour mustard mixture over chicken. Make sure each breast is coated.

Bake for about 30-40 minutes.

Season with chopped rosemary.

17 thoughts on “Dinner Tonight: Baked Mustard Chicken with Rosemary

  1. I love the pictures of Cooper. He seems more like (cat people close your eyes) a dog in the way he behaves.
    I just finished Small Steps-the year I had Polio. It’s by Peg Kehret and is a BluestemAward book. In IL the kids across the state read the same books and then vote on them in February. The Monarch books are for K-2 and the Bluestem books for 3-6. I am getting them read this summer before the kids get to them so that I can book talk them more effectively. I also just finished In the Garden of Beasts-by Erik Larson (He wrote Devil in the White City-a must for anyone in Chicago). It was a really good read for anyone who likes history. The Peg Kehret book is a bio and the Larson books are nonfiction.
    Glad you are on the mend!

    • Thanks Debi! I did the arcitecture tour and just asked everyone if they read Devil in the White City. Nobody had but I”ve heard it is really good and that the Garden of Beasts is good too. I have them saved on my amazon and need to hit BUY.

      I think that Cooper is definitely more of a PERSON than anything else…ha ha!

  2. Glad to hear you’re starting to feel better! I’m currently re-reading Daring Greatly by Brené Brown… a must read! Love fresh rosemary!

  3. I’m not usually a huge fan of mustard but if the whole meal comes together around a little bit of it, it usually works for me. It usually has to be fish, though. It’s funny that you just posted this because last night for dinner I made dijon salmon with a salad with dijon dressing and rosemary potatoes. Those flavors all come together so beautifully!

    • Yes they do! I made salmon tonight and everyone tells me that I need to do mustard with it yet I’ve never tried it. Thanks for the reminder! Mmm rosemary potoates are the best!

  4. I made the chicken. It was awesome! Everyone loved it. I used stone ground mustard and it looked really pretty.

  5. Oh man!! Glad you are feeling better! Keep healing!! I just finished On Top Of Your Game. It is a mental skills book. It has really helped me with my training the last couple of weeks. (probably not something you want/need to read but I was good) 🙂 I am getting ready to start Bossypants by Tina Fey!!
    I eat a lot of sweet potatoes during the week because I can cook a bunch during the weekend and just re-heat with some protein and veggies! 🙂

    • I love sweet potatoes on the grill. Last summer, I had the BOY make me a bunch at the beginning of the week and this summer I’ve been lazy about that. I have heard good things about bossy pants and Mindy Kalings book. I should read a fun one after this. That mind book sounds really cool!!!

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