Mustard Roasted Chicken

What you are looking in the photo above is one of my go-to baked chicken breast recipes called Mustard Roasted Chicken from a book called Anabolic Cooking (that happens to be loaded with healthy chicken recipes). It’s prepared and ready to go into the oven! It will meet the needs of anybody looking for some bodybuilding meals without having to be a bodybuilding chef.

Frankly, the Anabolic Cooking book I mention may not be for everyone.

For example, if you are a head chef at a restaurant or currently the host of the bodybuilding food network and you already make extensive healthy chicken recipes, these baked chicken breast recipes might give you a chuckle. But if you are like most of us “kitchen-phobic” bodybuilders that desperately want to make bodybuilding meals or just the 90% of the population that might want to eat some muscle building meals but simply is scared off by the word cooking… or has no idea where to start… or hates the idea …

Then the Anabolic Cooking book might be just what you need. For starters, here’s a fantastic easy bake chicken recipe that fits the bodybuilding chicken recipes category. For years I had two types of chicken that I would make for my bodybuilding meals because I am no bodybuilding chef:

  • plain chicken
  • lemon pepper chicken

Fact is, I didn’t know how to cook any baked chicken breast recipes and I sure didn’t know what to really make that would classify as a muscle building meals. I wasn’t interested in spending hours in the kitchen pretending to be on the fitness food network making elaborate meals and I thought it was nearly impossible to really taste up chicken without screwing up my macro-nutrient ratios.

Until I discovered that cooking baked chicken breast recipes can be simple, healthy and tasty. The mustard roasted chicken recipe will soon become one of your favorite muscle building chicken recipes I am sure of it. If you ever post your video to the YouTube Food Network, be sure and let me know in the comments below.

Mustard Roasted Chicken takes little time to prepare, it cooks quickly, tastes delicious, keeps the chicken moist AND you can make a big batch of it and use it during the week for your protein needs. I would venture to say out of all the baked chicken breast recipes that are in Anabolic Cooking, this is by far the easiest to make, the cheapest (depending on if you buy organic chicken) and the least messy.

Forget those other fitness chicken recipes, here is how you make Mustard Chicken from the Anabolic Cooking book by Dave Ruel which is loaded with many other baked chicken breast recipes.

Baked Chicken Breast Recipes Just Got Tastier with Mustard Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts (6oz each)
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika

Marc’s Notes: I used dried parsley for even quicker preparation or if you don’t have any fresh parsley at the time.  Dried will make it less of a fresh parsley taste but it gets the job done.

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F
  2. Combine mustard and parsley in a bowl
  3. Arrange chicken breasts, skin side up, in a shallow baking pan
  4. Brush with mustard mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with paprika
  6. Bake 30 minutes or until cooked

Marc’s Notes: Depending on your oven, the cooking times may vary.  I’ve found that 350 degrees F for 30 minutes is more than enough.  I use a baking sheet and place tin foil along the bottom as you see in the photo above.  Try it both ways and see what you like.

Nutritional Facts:

(per serving; makes 4 servings)

Calories: 204g
Protein: 41g
Carbohydrates: 0g
Fat: 4g

The finished product suitable for any exercise food network presentation:

Cooking bodybuilding meals doesn’t have to be difficult or to time consuming and you don’t need to be a bodybuilding chef. You can prepare many healthy chicken recipes like this and have it cooked and stored in 45 minutes or less. Depending on how much chicken you make, you’ll have enough protein for every meal of the day just from one of the many baked chicken breast recipes found in Anabolic Cooking.

If you are looking for easy baked chicken breast recipes, you will find several that are classic bodybuilding meals that you won’t need to be bodybuilding chef to prepare (although you will be accused of being one).

If you make Mustard Chicken, let me know your comments below.

Marc David – CPT
“The NoBull Muscle Guy”

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4 Responses to "Mustard Roasted Chicken"

  1. Danny:
    February 10, 2011 08:26 pm

    Wow! You are just like me, I hate cooking and I suck at it. But that chicken looks mighty good with low calories, fat, carbs and high protein. I’m really happy I found this blog. My diet is decent with no cooking. But I’ll take the advice of easy cooking healthy meals any day!

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  2. Wes McDermott:
    February 10, 2011 02:46 pm

    Looks nice and simple that Marc! Just the way I like it!

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  3. Bill:
    February 12, 2011 07:15 pm

    Looks good Marc, I am sooooo sick of chicken! I am always looking for new ways to make it.

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  4. Diane:
    May 07, 2013 12:40 am

    thanks, this sounds good

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