IN THE KITCHEN: Ginger Garlic Chicken with Dijon Mustard Rosemary Sauce

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Easy, unique and delicious!

Take your chicken from good to fantastic with Margi Kyle’s favorite recipe. A few minutes to prepare and 30 minutes to bake up something your family will love!

Contributed by Margi Kyle, The Designing Doctor, LLC
LKNConnect’s Director of Non-Profits & Special Service Groups,
Founder of Little Smiles NC, and
Major Chief Cook in our House!

Ginger Garlic Chicken Made Easy!

I use both chicken breasts and thighs. About 3 each — this recipe will serve 3 hearty appetites or 6 smaller ones. If your chicken is frozen, defrost and then pound them down.

Serves 3 to 6

It helps to set out your ingredients first.


3 Chicken Breasts

3 Chicken Thighs

Lemon juice from 2 lemons (about 6 Tbsp.)

2-3 Tbsp. – Finely Chopped Fresh Rosemary Leaves

½ to 1 tsp. – Red Pepper Flakes (I only use ½ tsp.  But for those that love it hot.  Use 1 tsp.)

1 Cup – Dijon Mustard

½ Cup – Mayonnaise

1 tsp – White Wine

1 Tbsp. – Olive Oil

4 each – Dorot’s Ginger and Garlic Dots (or use fresh Ginger and Garlic)

Season with Kosher salt or Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt.

A Sprinkle of Flour or Corn Starch to make gravy.

Serve with a side dish of peas (topped with butter and finely chopped fresh mint make a nice change of pace).

COOKING TIP: When using Fresh Rosemary, the leaves grow up — slide the leaves down to remove from the stem. Then take a sharp knife and chop the leaves up.


Preheat oven to 375 or 400 Degrees.

Place the chicken in your roasting pan.


The lemon juice, rosemary, red pepper flakes, mustard, mayonnaise, white wine and olive oil.

Pour the mixture over the chicken.


For no more than 30 minutes. Every oven is different so if it doesn’t seem done, bake for another 10 minutes. [Editor’s note: if you have a meat thermometer, chicken is done when the temperature reaches 165 degrees F.]


With Kosher salt or Jane’s Krazy Mixed-Up Salt.

NOTE – Easy Gravy

If you have lots of liquid remaining in the pan, make gravy by sprinkling a little flour or corn starch on top and cook for another 5 minutes.

Dress up your frozen peas with butter and some finely chopped mint.


With peas topped with butter and fresh mint. Add a baked potato or sweet potato for a heartier meal.


You can make any meal feel special by setting a nice table.
Preparation and photos by Margi Kyle

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