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Baked Chicken with Cream Sauce

School. Kickball. Work. Homework. Play. Life
Somewhere in between all of that, we’re supposed to fit in quality time, family time and healthy meals.

Go ahead, laugh. 🙂 Sometimes I do.
One of my favorite recipes is pork chops with a dijon cream sauce, the only problem – it’s somewhat time consuming and with kickball starting – that’s 4 nights a week, at least! I need quick meals, delicious meals, healthy meals, most importantly though, meals that the entire family can and will eat.

 

 

When I was contacted about working with Hellmann’s for their Chicken Change Up Program, I knew immediately that this was the recipe that  I wanted to re-work into a new and delicious Time Saving post.  I went and picked out the yummy Hellmann’s with Olive Oil (my favorite), some boneless skinless chicken thighs and a few other ingredients and immediately jumped into the kitchen to get started.

I chopped up a couple garlic cloves, juiced and zested a couple of limes, whisked that together with some Hellmann’s with Olive oil and a little dijon mustard

I laid my chicken thighs out on a foil lined, rimmed baking sheet, sprinkled each thigh with fresh cracked pepper and then topped them with Hellmann’s mixture.

Those chicken thighs went into a preheated 400 °F oven for 17 minutes and my kitchen started to smell like a savory piece of heaven.

After 17 minutes, I pulled them out of the oven, let them rest for a few minutes while I plated up some steamed veggies and a dinner roll

 

Oh, ya’ll.

Y’all.  Y’all!

I may never go back to the old school way of doing this AGAIN.  The actual hands on time is under 10 minutes! The results were just so yummy!

 

This chicken is SO juicy and full of flavor and holy, yummy, deliciousness!  The creaminess of the Hellmann’s, the tang of the lime juice and zest and the savoriness of the garlic and dijon.  This is one of the most flavor packed, juiciest quick chicken dishes that I’ve ever made, especially considering it was baked.  Usually baked chicken is more like shoe leather, this …. this is mouth melting yummy.

 

Yield: 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

Baked Chicken with Cream Sauce

Baked Chicken with Cream Sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 Tbsp Hellmann's Mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 limes, zested and juiced (about 2 Tbsp juice)
  • cracked pepper

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. Line a rimmed sheet with aluminum foil and lay the chicken thighs out
  3. Sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper
  4. Whisk together lime juice, lime zest, Hellmann's and dijon
  5. Spoon over the chicken thighs
  6. Bake for 17 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F - will continue cooking once removed from the oven
  7. Top with freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Notes

Juicy baked chicken - no, seriously! Baked chicken that is juicy and topped with a zesty, cream sauce. Quick, delicious and easy.

 

Just FYI –

  • From now until April 30, 2012, parents across the country can participate in the Hellmann’s® Chicken Change-up by trying one of the featured Hellmann’s® chicken recipes, sharing their recipe reviews and providing their own advice for managing dinnertime obstacles.  After participating, consumers can enter into a sweepstakes for the chance to win a $5000 grocery store gift card and other daily prizes.[1]

[1] NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Hellmann’s Chicken Change-Up is sponsored by Conopco, Inc., d/b/a Unilever. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S. & D.C., 18 or older. Begins 12:00 PM ET on 03/01/12 & ends 11:59 AM ET on 04/30/12. For official rules, visit the ‘Chicken Change-Up’ tab on the Hellmann’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hellmanns

And now for my disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Hellmann’s product and additional incentives were provided to me.  All opinions stated are my own.

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12 Comments

  1. We eat a lot of chicken around here and are always looking for different recipes to try. This one looks like a keeper. Thank you!

  2. This recipe sounds really good! We eat a lot of chicken breasts and for some reason never really try chicken thighs. I will definitely try this, thanks!

  3. This looks great! My husband bought about, oh, a million pounds of chicken at Sam’s Club a while back and I’m looking for new ways to cook it. This will work! 🙂

  4. I just made this for my family and it was a huge hit! My 2 year old, who is pretty picky with meat, really loved it. Thanks for a great, easy recipe 🙂

  5. Look at it, so beautiful and yummy. I haven’t tried the chicken with cream sauce. I really love the plating. My mom already have compilation of chicken menu.

  6. I made this last night for my family and it was fabulous! Thank you so much! 😀 Only problem was that I will need to cook extra chicken next time because they ate more than usual 😀 .

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