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Mustardy Tarragon Paprika Chicken

Good Sunday morning darlings! πŸ˜€

I hope everyone is enjoying the weekend! The last day of relaxation for us here in Canada, but all you lucky souls in the States get the luxury of one more day πŸ˜‰
I guess I shouldn’t complain. We got our long weekend last week πŸ˜‰ and I don’t have a job… so I usually don’t know what day of the week it is anyways…

Hehe πŸ˜€

But, it’s not all fun and games around here! So, don’t think I’m slacking πŸ˜‰

I had a busy week with my online biochemistry course as I had to complete my first out of six quizzes (which I passed by the way) and I have also been working with my Dad at his jewellery store!

I’ve also been taking care of my girl <3

May 26, 2012

Thank you for all of your support and well wishes yesterday. It was much appreciated and provided me with comfort <3

Other than that, I’ve been in the kitchen a lot πŸ™‚ so I’ve been a happy girl cooking up a storm! I have quite a few recipes to share with all of you, so I thought I might as well start spreading the recipe love today! πŸ˜‰

Shall we?

Last night, my Dad requested that I grilled chicken breasts πŸ™‚ How could I turn that request down!? So, I made one of my favourite marinades (recipe below) and grilled chicken breasts for dinner just as requested πŸ˜‰

Aren’t I the best daughter ever? πŸ˜‰

Mustardy Tarragon Paprika Chicken Marinade

6 skinless boneless chicken breasts
1 tsp tarragon leaves
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
4 TBSP dijon mustard (creamy or whole grain – which ever you prefer!)
1/4 cup red wine

This marinade smells amazing by the way.

I let my chicken marinade for the entire afternoon, but that’s not necessary if you don’t have the time!

I’ve used this marinade for chicken several times and it’s always been a hit! The combination of flavours is fantastic! Let me know if you give it a try the next time you fire up the grill πŸ˜‰

Have a great Sunday friends! I’m off to the gym now!

Love always,

Did you use your grill this weekend?Β 

How long do you usually marinade your meats?

Are you working out today? Yesterday was my rest day, so I am ready to hit the gym today! It’s back training day!

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    Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats

    May 27, 2012

    LOL @ the not knowing what day of the week it is because you don’t have a job. I feel that way all the time too even though I do work.

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    Linz @ Itz Linz

    May 27, 2012

    yummy! i don’t cook meat a whole lot so there’s not a whole lot of marinading that goes on over here πŸ™‚ i may be taking a rest day today since the gym is closed and i went pretty hardcore yesterday. i maaaay be taking a long walk with a friend if she’s available. yay for sundays! πŸ™‚

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    Alex @ therunwithin

    May 27, 2012

    The mixture of spices sound delicious, I will so be trying this one.

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    May 27, 2012

    looks DELICIOUS !!!! asparagus + chiken ! two of my favorites πŸ˜‰

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    This looks wonderful! I am totally going to try it with tempeh – I bet the mustard and wine flavors would be perfect. If only I had a grill! Maybe I’ll add some liquid smoke…

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    Carrie @ Lift Eat Repeat

    May 27, 2012

    I think the hubby I are doing back today too!

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    Yum that looks so good!! I’ve actually never grilled anything haha…that’s always been left to the boys ;). But the grill will be heated up today for our cookout, can’t wait! Today is my rest day. Which is a good thing because I worked really hard in spinning yesterday. Hope you have a great Sunday love!

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    May 27, 2012

    Oh yummy! I have been on a chicken kick lately especially on the grill! I just bought a mini grill for my apartment balcony that was on sale yesterday. I will have to bookmark this recipe. Thanks lovely!!!

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    May 27, 2012

    I’m not a huge meat eater- but this marinade sounds lovely. I’d bet it would be great marinading cauliflower, or other veg before roasting it-as well as on meat:), ill have to try.
    I marinated (soaked?)chickpeas in soy and balsamic for like half an hour just yesterday- I LOVE crunchy baked chickpeas.

    I never got a chance to comment to say how sorry I was to hear about your gorgeous pup yesterday. She’s in my thoughts and I really hope she isn’t in pain and gets stronger.

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    Yum! How’s Cuddles doing today?

    PS. You are totally right about your program! The reason it wasn’t in my diary is because I had written down that it expired at the end of last week, but obviously forgot to correct myself after the time you took off in Barbados!!! Argh. So silly of me! I’m not going to have time to do it tomorrow (I work 11am-9.30pm!) so can you wait til Tuesday or Wednesday?? You can just do a seventh week on your existing program – probably wouldn’t hurt anyway considering you took some time off. Sorry love xo

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    May 27, 2012

    Oh my goodness that chicken looks amazing! I love simple recipes where you just throw stuff together! Didn’t grill, but had a wonderful smoothie for lunch πŸ˜‰

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    What a great spice combo. I never marinade my chicken…I’ll try it next time πŸ™‚

  13. Reply

    This looks lovely! I bet it would be nice on fish too.

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    Mmmmm looks so good. I love mustard so much!

    Random question, but how did you learn which herb/spice goes with which? Is it just a trial and error type thing?

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    Yum! So this is the marinade you are talking about in your email πŸ™‚ It looks fantastic! I would love to try it on Salmon! I went for a run today wish was fantastic, but tomorrow is my rest day, which I am looking forward too πŸ™‚

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    ooh this sounds SO good! I’m a huge fan of paprika and of mustard, never tried tarragon before though! And I love the addition of red wine – I bet that makes a really unique flavor combo with the paprika! I grilled myself some morrocan-spice tilapia tonight but I totally eat chicken like four times a week so I’m sure I’ll get to try out this marinade soon! πŸ˜€

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    Annette@ FitnessPerks

    May 27, 2012

    YUMMMMM!!! I love mustard (and chicken) so this looks like a winner! πŸ™‚ xoxo

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    May 28, 2012

    Marinated chicken always tastes good. Nothing like the taste of the spices that has gone deep into the meat πŸ™‚

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    Khushboo Thadani

    May 28, 2012

    This recipe sounds so delicious and hey you can never have too many marinade recipes! Thanks for sharing and am adding it on to my list of “Recipes To Try”! Today’s workout for me was a 5-miler run which felt great. Have a wonderful Monday, Meg!

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    The kitchen is my happy place too πŸ™‚ I love baking and cooking!

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