Dijon Crusted Chicken Breasts
1/3 cup dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 teaspoon reduced-fat margarine
Place the first six ingredients in a shallow bowl. Brush chicken with mustard; roll in crumb mixture.
In a large skillet, cook chicken in oil and margarine over medium heat for 5-6 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.
Whipped Autumn Vegetables
2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 3 large)
3 medium parsnips, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1 cup apple cider or unsweetened apple juice
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Place the sweet potatoes, parsnips and apricots in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring apple cider to a boil; cook until reduced to 1/4 cup.
Drain vegetable mixture; cool slightly. Transfer to a food processor. Add the butter, salt, pepper and reduced cider. Cover and process for 1-2 minutes or until blended.