Parmesan Dijon Chicken
Parmesan Dijon Chicken
Parmesan dijon chicken is a recipe I started making shortly after Nathan and I started dating, so it has a huge place in my heart/comfort place. This really was one of the absolute first things we ever made together. This chicken recipe is easily a favorite!
He picked his favorite meal the first time, and the second one was mine, which was this parmesan dijon chicken dish right here. Very quickly, it became a staple in our meal rotations and has remained there since, and that was 14 years ago.
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Have you tried this delicious and easy parmesan dijon chicken recipe? Come on in and let me tell you about it!
Parmesan Dijon Chicken Ingredients
½ pound of chicken breast I have used large breast pieces, but I prefer tender size pieces. Just note that the size will alter the cooking time.
¼ cup butter, or ½ a stick
½ cup dry bread crumbs (note/tip: I’ve used seasoned crumbs for a slightly different taste, or Panko bread crumbs for a different texture)
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dijon mustard
Parmesan Dijon Chicken Directions
I always start with my breadcrumb/cheese mixture. Mix the two in a shallow bowl and set aside. Melt the butter and then mix it with the mustard in a second shallow bowl. I usually just whisk it together with a small salad fork and it works just fine.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. If I am doing full size breast pieces, a smaller/square pan works great. If I’m doing tenders, I need more room, so I use a bigger pan. They all need to sit side by side and be flat in the pan.
I then bread my chicken by dipping it in butter and mustard, then coat it in the cheese and breadcrumb mixture and set in the baking dish.
Bake at 400 degrees for approximately 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Using a meat thermometer, make sure the chicken is cooked to a minimum internal temperature of 165 degrees and is white all the way through, no pink. The size of your chicken pieces will be what determines how long it needs to cook.
You can let them rest for a few, or serve immediately. When I cook with butter or cheese, I have a tendency to go all out, and I’ll pair this with a loaded mashed potato cups and some parmesan roasted asparagus. I mean, why not? The oven is already on, the cheese is flowing, it’s just perfect.
This parmesan dijon chicken dish holds a special place in my narrow little world not only because it was one of the first things Nathan and I ever made together, but it was the start of an ongoing tradition of making dinners together, which we still do even today. Whenever he has a day off, which is somewhat sporadic, we plan dinners together in advance to make that day.
Rarely is it something that either of us make on our own. It is typically something we make together and that is not only quality time together, it is memories.
This was also very much the start of my deep love of cooking. I’ve always been good at cooking, kind of a natural talent. But not something I took seriously either. It was more that I can do basic things so I don’t starve, but never had any passion or joy in doing it.
But after making this for Nathan and loving it, it made me really want to develop that skill into something big. Kind of showing off my skills when we were dating. From there my skills have grown and I’ve always loved trying new things and developing those new meals that easily become staples in our house.
I made this parmesan dijon chicken again for Nathan just a couple of days ago, and he commented on it, calling it comforting. Which I have to admit, warmed my heart a bit. Food really is love. It brings joy, conjures up memories, and so much more. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
Why I Love This Recipe
As I look back over the last fourteen years with my husband, I am reminded of the fact that we’ve made our own traditions as we have grown together. This is one of those things I take great pride, comfort, and joy in. That is what life is all about. Creating memories and traditions that bring us joy and happiness so many years later.
Food is something that brings all of us together. Couples, families, even friends. I hosted a dinner with my husband and friends recently, and I was reminded of this once again. Sharing laughter, playing games, making a great dinner. Food is always at the center of get-togethers.
Which is why sharing my favorite recipes is so important to me. It brings me joy, and I hope I get to play a small part in you creating new traditions or making a special meal for your family and friends as well.
It really reminded me that is where I am the happiest. Being in my kitchen and able to create those amazing memories with my family and my friends. I am right where I need to be because I get to do that. It is easily my comfort zone.
Have you made this parmesan dijon recipe yourself? What is your favorite food that brings up the happiest memories? Tell me about it in the comments. I love hearing stories about recipes or dishes that give you this same kind of joy! This is an easy and fun dish to do, and I hope you enjoy it as much as Nathan and I do.
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This looks so yummy! I can’t wait to add it to my meal plan.
The Prepping Wife
It’s a favorite in my house. Let me know what you think once you’ve made it!
Oh yum! This looks delicious! I’ll definitely be trying this for me and my boyfriend.
I’ll definitely have to try this one!
The Prepping Wife
I hope you like it, Jenn! Let me know what you think once you’ve made it 😀
Looks absolutely delish! I must try this. Thanks for sharing! 😊
So- I’m thinking I should not have sat down to read your blog hungry! This Dijon chicken sounds amazing. You have a ton of great ideas on food- so glad I stopped by ❤️
The Prepping Wife
I am so glad that you enjoy reading my recipes, Suzanne! I always enjoy writing them, as they are family favorites. The Dijon chicken is one I’ve been making for over 10 years now. It holds a very special place in my heart. When you do try out any of my recipes, please feel free to stop by and let me know your thoughts!
Oh man this looks delicious! I love Dijon!
I don’t eat meat, but this looks good
Oh man that looks so good. I find breading chicken to take the most time but it’s the most delicious.
Scott J DeNicola
Why do I always seems to read your posts when I’m hungry! I love chicken pretty much any way that it can be made but breaded is probably my favorite. I’ve had parmesan crusted but never with dijon. This is a must try for us. Thank you once again.
Food is definitely something that brings people together. I found sharing cakes, cookies or even Indian sweets with new neighbors breaks the ice. Cooking at home for friends and family brings so much joy and togetherness. Your parmesan dijon chicken recipe is so easy to follow. Going to share it with my daughter who loves chicken.
Elizabeth | Tiredmom Supermom
This looks SO GOOD!! Exactly the type of meal my kids would actually eat. Thank you!
This recipe is so easy to make & looks just awesome. Need to try it out this weekend at our home. Thank you for sharing. Change us always exciting when it comes to food. And I am a foodie.
I like making prawns fried rice. 😍 I just love prawns so much. For me first comes prawns then is chicken. 😀
This just looks mouth-wateringly delicious. You showed me this the other day when I was asking about comfort food and it definitely fits the bill.
Erica, i love your site, i love you and everything about you. You are real and vulnerable and i love this article and made me hungry. continue to do what you do thanks
Loved your story about sharing this recipe on the 4th of July with the couple who sat at your table. Happy Spring, Kippi
The Sunny Side Lifestyle Co.
I’ll be trying out this recipe! It looks delicious.
any food with cheese brings up the happiest memories!! thanks for ruining my diet to be! gonna need to try this one ASAP !
Live Learn Better
This one type of food I eat without feeling any ounce of guilt. Bring it on anyday anytime.
I no longer eat meat but that looks sooo delicious!
Looks delicious! I have never tried this combo but I love each component. This should totally work!
This is what comfort food is supposed to look like ! Your Parmesan Dijon Chicken looks amazing and the recipe doesn’t seem like I’ll burn the house down lol
Couldn’t agree more Erica! In our Italian culture, food is at the center of any relationship. When you meet with family, friends, colleagues.. you always make sure there’s food involved. It makes everything more comfortable and enjoyable, right? I love how you couple your recipes with your own personal story, it brings your kitchen into my own life even if we’re on the opposite side of the world. Great recipe by the way!
I like the fact that there’s only a few ingredients in this, it looks delicious. I definitely want to try it, especially if you’ve been making it as long as you have and it is still a hit.
I love the story behind this dish! It is always so nice creating those special memories, and being able to share something so special with the ones we love. My husband, and I share the love of coffee together. When my husband was in the Army, we would sit every morning and drink a nice, hot cup of coffee together. We started that early on in our marriage. And it has been something that has stuck with us ever since. We enjoy experimenting with different coffee recipes, and techniques as well. I really enjoyed this post, and your lovely recipe as well. I’ll try this recipe out this week. I’m sure it will be delicious!
It’s so nice that this dish brings back fond memories for you. It’s always nice to have something that is special to you as a couple. It looks delicious too.
Haha this is great timing, my hubby was asking me about this exact dish last night, so I will send this his way. He loves this dish too x
This looks absolutely divine! Might have to make it this weekend!!
I love a simple go-to recipe. Quick and delicious
It’s lovely to have traditions like this, which remind you of other moments in your life. Funny how many of them revolve around certain types of food! For me, it’s baking the traditional Swiss Christmas cookies. I always did this with my mum when I was little, and the smell and taste of the cookies is just so unique, reminding me of all the childhood Christmas days.
Yummy! It’s nice to go back to your comfort foods and see what place they still hold in your heart after some time. Lovely.