Mustard Cheddar Chicken with Alexia Mashed Cauliflower and Riced Vegetable Pilaf

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Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes!

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

We all get in a dinnertime rut every now and then.  It happens to the best of us.  For me, once Fall rolls around and our family's daily schedule fills up with school, sports, and social activities, it starts to feel like we eat the same three things over and over and over.

While I love burgers, pizza, and spaghetti as much as the next guy, eating them week after week because just because they are quick and easy gets old real fast.  It's like a starch fest every night of the week and Lord knows my hips don't need that!

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

Making an effort to incorporate more nutritious meals and veggies into our schedule is a priority for me these days.  I want to teach my kids that, even when your life feels super busy, there's (almost!) always time to pull together a simple, well-rounded meal and time to sit down together to eat as a family.

That's why I love Alexia Premium Vegetable Sides so much!  Have you tried the Alexia products yet?  They are, by far, my favorite convenient, everyday side dishes that help make our sit down family dinners on hectic nights a possibility.

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

Haven't heard of Alexia yet?  Alexia has a passion for making the highest quality side dishes!  They just introduced their new premium starch replacements and I am in love.

Here's the skinny on the new goodies:

First, Alexia premium side dishes are Non-GMO Project Verified, gluten-free, and made with organic dairy ingredients.  This alone makes adding the Alexia goodies to our menu a no-brainer.  Alex, Manhattan chef and founder of Alexia, first started producing only small batches always using real ingredients.  He believed he could create distinctive and inspired side dishes that put quality and taste first.

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

Next, Alexia offers complete side dishes that don't require additional ingredients to prep.  This is huge for me when I'm trying to pull together a meal on a busy night.

Alexia's new starch alternative side dishes come ready to cook right out of the package in less than 10 minutes.  Basically, all I have to do is focus on the protein and Alexia has got my back for the rest of the meal.  Love, love, love.

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

This recipe features a quick skillet chicken that I paired with Alexia Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme as well as the Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Sea Salt.  The chicken and sauce cook in one skillet while you easily prepare the Alexia sides.  It all comes together in less than 30 minutes!

The riced vegetable pilaf is a combination of riced cauliflower and butternut squash and had a distinct ground black pepper kick that paired perfectly with the cheesy mustard sauce.

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

The mashed cauliflower is made with sea salt, rich cream, and a touch of butter. It was the perfect bed for the golden chicken and bold sauce!

I topped it all off with some crushed pretzels, because...why not?!  They gave the dish a little bit of texture and a little twist of fun.

I am looking forward to trying all of Alexia’s premium starch replacement side dishes!  Don't these sound amazing?!
  • Cauliflower Risotto with Parmesan and Sea Salt
  • Butternut Squash Risotto with Parmesan and Sea Salt
  • Riced Cauliflower with Aged White Cheddar and Ground Black Pepper
  • Mashed Butternut Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar

Hello, risotto!  Yum!  And I know my kids will love the mashed butternut squash.

Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner that features pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in under 30 minutes! #AlexiaVeggieSides #ad @AlexiaFoods #easydinner #skilletrecipe #maindish #chickenrecipes

You can find Alexia Premium Vegetable Sides at Giant Eagle, Kroger, Meijer and other fine grocers.  If I've inspired you to try my new favorite Alexia sides, you can find more recipe inspiration at Alexiafoods.com!

Whether you are looking for ways to spice up your dinnertime rut, your looking for an easy way to get dinner on the table fast, you want to cut out some of the starchy foods in your life, or you simply want to experiment with new, nutritious recipes, I know you will love Alexia as much as I do.


If you try this Mustard Cheddar Chicken recipe, I'd love to know what you think in the comments below!  Enjoy!


Yield: 3 servings   Author:

Mustard Cheddar Chicken with Alexia Mashed Cauliflower and Riced Vegetable Pilaf


Mustard Cheddar Chicken is an easy skillet dinner featuring pan-seared chicken covered in a cheesy mustard herb sauce and topped with crushed pretzels. Serve with Alexia Premium Vegetables for a complete meal that's made in just 30 minutes!
prep time: cook time: total time: 30 MIN

INGREDIENTS


3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced
1 teaspoon fresh parsley, minced
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons pretzels, crushed
Alexia Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme
Alexia Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Sea Salt

INSTRUCTIONS


1. Pound chicken to one thickness. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper on both sides and place into the hot pan. Cook for 4 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Add the onions and garlic to the skillet and cook for one minute, stirring frequently. Pour the chicken stock into the skillet and scrape the bits off of the bottom of the pan. Add the heavy cream, dijon mustard, oregano, and parsley to the skillet and stir until combined. Return the chicken to the skillet, cover, and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.

3. Meanwhile, prepare the Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme and the Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Sea Salt according to the package directions.

4. Remove the chicken from the skillet and transfer to a serving platter. Mix together the cornstarch and water and stir into the sauce.  Simmer for several minutes until sauce thickens.  Stir in the cheddar cheese and continue stirring until melted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

5. Top the chicken with the sauce, crushed pretzels, and additional fresh herbs, if desired. Serve with the Riced Vegetable Pilaf with Sea Salt and Thyme and the Mashed Cauliflower with Butter and Sea Salt.



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