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Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Savory 10-minute Chicken Breast

Everyone needs fast and easy recipes. This one is great, because it uses the ingredient that we always have around… chicken… and turns it into something fabulous in just 10 minutes! Wow, I am starting to sound like an infomercial. But seriously, it’s true. And to be honest, this recipe doesn’t even require a knife. How good is that?

Just a few notes before we begin… This recipe as I wrote it is delicious. But don’t panic if you don’t have the exact ingredients. You don’t need to run to the store. Here is a list of substitutions you can use instead.

Chicken Breast: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken thigh
Grainy Dijon Mustard: Substitute regular Dijon mustard
Scallions: Substitute thinly sliced onions
Emmental Cheese: Substitute any other grated melting cheese like parmesan, cheddar, gruyere, mozzarella
Mortadella: Substitute Proscuitto, Ham, Bacon
Other Toppings: Go crazy! How about some sundried tomatoes with red onions, basil, and mozzarella topped with proscuitto?

Also, I included measurements in this recipe, however, you don’t really need to measure. It’s like making a sandwich. Spread the mustard, add the cheese… put as much as looks right to you. Here is the step by step method. Once you master it, you can make tons of yummy, easy chicken dishes.

The Savory 10-minute Chicken Breast
Serves 1 (but make as many as you like!)

1 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast
Salt and Pepper
1 tbsp Grainy Dijon Mustard
2 tbsp Scallions, thinly sliced
3 tbsp Emmental Cheese, grated
1 -2 slices Mortadella

Place the chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap. Pound with the back of a frying pan or a rolling pin until about 1/2 cm thick.

Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.

Lay the chicken breast flat. Spread the mustard onto the top of the breast. Sprinkle with scallions and grated cheese. Place the slice of mortadella on top of the cheese.

Heat a frying pan on medium high heat. Place the chicken breast, mortadella side DOWN into the hot pan. Let cook for about 3-4 minutes on that side, until the mortadella is crisp and brown (like crispy bacon).

Flip the chicken breast over and cook for about 3-4 minutes on the other side until the chicken is cooked through. Enjoy!


  1. Oh. this is right up my husbands alley! Looks FANTASTIC

  2. Oh love the cheese and Mortadella. This is scrumptious.