Mom’s Test Meal Mondays #2 & A Guest Post

Welcome to week #2 of Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!  I loved seeing the dessert recipes from last week!  I think I gained 10 pounds just reading the recipes!  Did you all get to see the features?  If you missed it you can see them here.

Today I’m am so happy to share my kitchen with Ang from Juggling Act!!  She is my co-host this week for Mom’s Test Meal Monday’s and she is going to be sharing a delicious chicken recipe with you to kick off this week’s theme but first I’ll let her take over and introduce herself!!

Hi! I’m Ang, a full-time working mom with two kids (three, if you count my husband – heehee!). People joke that I’m not happy unless I’ve got a hundred things up in the air, all at once, and it’s true! I blog over at Juggling Act Mama about my adventures in multi-tasking while cooking, crafting, cleaning and cuddling! I love sharing my successes (and messes). I hope you’ll stop by to visit me!

On to the chicken!

My husband gets a little worried sometimes when I try a new recipe… he’ll look at me quizzically and say, ‘where did you get this from?’ But after this chicken dish, I think he’ll trust my judgement a little more. We are big fans of “How I Met Your Mother,” and after one bite of this chicken, he declared it “Legend – waitforit – dary!” So here’s my Sweet and Savory Chicken dish that is as delicious as it is easy.

Sweet and Savory Chicken

4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 teaspoon butter
1 teaspoon dried mustard
Salt & Pepper


In a small skillet, sweat the onions in the butter. Once the onions are translucent, add the olive oil and the garlic. Cook until the garlic is tender – do not over cook. Remove from the heat and mix in the dried mustard and brown sugar to make a thick paste.

Line a small baking dish with tinfoil and add the chicken (this makes clean up so much easier!!) Sprinkle the salt and pepper on the chicken. Then smear the garlic, onion, dried mustard brown sugar paste on the chicken and let sit in the fridge for 30 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500-degrees. Yes, I wasn’t so sure about that temperature at first, but that’s not a typo, you really do want the oven that hot!

Let the chicken rest on the counter for 10 minutes. Bake uncovered for 16-22 minutes, until the chicken is golden brown and the paste has caramelized a bit.

I took advantage of the oven being hot, and made baked potatoes to go with our chicken. On this night, we gave the kids chicken ‘fries’ and bananas, skipped baths, and got our kids tucked into bed a little early. Since there was barely any clean up and the house was quiet, Mr. Juggling Act and I, enjoyed an almost-date night experience, talking, laughing, and reconnecting. I guess it was more than just the chicken that was sweet and savory!

Thank you so much Ang for sharing this recipe with us!  Because I know y’all loved this dish, be sure to check out more of Ang’s recipes over at Juggling Act!  You can also follow her on Twitter or Pinterest & like her on Facebook!  My girl even has an Etsy shop you need to check out with a Facebook page for her shop as well!!

So now let’s get to the party!!!

Just the reminders:

  • Myself & Ang would love to have you as new friends!! Please take a minute to follow us both via GFC, Twitter, FB, or any other social media you prefer ~ you can find my links in the sidebar & Ang’s are listed above ~ we both follow back :)
  • Please stick to the theme for the week and only link up your recipes that go with the theme. Please link up a max of 5 recipes that match the week’s theme.
  • Please feel free to grab the button in the sidebar or add a direct link back to the week’s party that you are linking up to
  • And finally, go make some new friends ~ spend a few minutes checking out some other recipes that you might want to try out yourself & comment!  Everyone loves comments!!

And remember, if anyone is interested in being a co-host for Mom’s Test Meal Mondays, please email me at momstestkitchen (at) yahoo (dot) com! I’d love to have you!


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  1. says

    Mmmm, these all look so good! I can’t wait to try out some of the chicken recipes. My husband has been trying to eat more protein, so these chicken recipes will surely come in handy!

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. says

    I’m so happy I found your blog party. I’ve been looking for a food specific hop. I’m your newest follower and found you on The Things We Find Inside. Stop on by.

    Kimberly @

  3. says

    A little late to the party, but here nonetheless! 😉 I really love that you do a theme for your party each week! I kind of like knowing I can find all chicken recipes this week instead of just a hodge-podge of different recipes. I will definitely be a little earlier to the next one, lol!

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