Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday Food Post - Baked Chicken Thighs - Serves 4

I made this recipe - found here at - for the first time on Saturday, September 8th, 2014.  We were heading out to the Shenandoah Mountains for a Sunday road trip along Skyline Drive. I thought it would be nice to take along a simple picnic, so I made the chicken the night before. We found an overlook and a nice stone wall that served as seats and table, with an overlook of the Shenandoah Valley.  The ice-chest between us, a more perfect setting we couldn't have found that day, and the chicken tasted great along with a glass of ice-cold bubbly water.

Baked Chicken Thighs - serves 4

8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
5 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Melt the butter in a skillet, remove from heat and mix in the mustard.

On a plate combine the fresh breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

Dip chicken into the butter/mustard mixture and then into the breadcrumbs, making sure chicken is well coated.

Place the chicken in a 9 inch by 13 inch baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.  (Note: if you use the legs with the thigh connected, use more time to cook.)

What did we think of this recipe?  Very yummy and it was good hot or cold.  

We took half in the ice-chest for our picnic and had the other half for dinner later that evening.  I made a simple meal and served it after reheating with a grilled tomato and noodles.  Fast, easy and very tasty.

I didn't make any changes this time and stuck to the recipe.


  1. Yum, yum, next time you make it, can I come join you?

  2. It looks yummy! I must try it! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Nothing like a picnic on Skyline Drive with a view of the Shenandoah Valley... AHHH---I'm envious!!!!!

    Your lunch sounds great --but I always say that ANYTHING tastes good when you are out in nature like you were.

    We had a freak snowstorm here in TN over the weekend... I'll blog about it tomorrow.

  4. It did indeed look very very yummy.
    Sometimes when I visit (not this occasion) and its a recipe you've featured Denise, I swear I'd put on half a kilo by the time I left! ;)

  5. Oh, this looks really delicious, Denise! :)

  6. The chicken thighs look wonderful! And these three sheep are looking right at ME. I don't know how you did that, they always turn their backs to me. They seem to have no curiosity at all!

  7. Looks like you had a great picnic! Why have I never thought of adding hard, grated cheese to a breadcrumb coating I ask myself? Thanks for the idea, which I shall try.

  8. Sounds and looks delicious. You always have great recipes.

  9. Hmm, looks so delicious Denise.
    You couldn't have picked a better spot for a picnic and lunch :)
    Thanks for sharing your recipe, look forward to trying it.

  10. I think the recipe looks great, as I like the dark meat of the chicken, but hubby only prefers white.

  11. You are making me hungry. This looks soooo good. I just may give it a try.

  12. So where are the photos of the two of you enjoying this yummy chicken dish?

  13. I can almost smell it. Beautiful, too.

  14. Denise, your chicken looks delicious.. I would love to try it myself someday.. How was Shenandoah? Enjoy your new week!

  15. I so enjoy seeing all the different recipes you've tried. Y'all know how to eat well. If I don't stick to my Lean Cuisines I'd have to buy a new wardrobe.

  16. That sounds delicious - and, just as important, easy to prepare. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  17. Since chicken is always on our dinner menu, Denise, new and easy ways to prepare are always welcome. Your post looks great. Thanks!