Recipe: Mustard-Rosemary Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This receipe was submitted by Mama L from Boston, MA. Thank you! She says it’s “super easy and you don’t have to dirty a ton of dishes!!” The prep time definitely seems easy but there is a longer cook time, so this might be best for Mamas who are working from home or save it for a weekend night. Sounds yummy! Thank you Mama L!!

(from Martha Stewart Living)


  • 12 thin carrots, greens trimmed but left intact
  • 1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh Rosemary, plus 3
  • sprigs
  • 4 skinless chicken thighs
  • 4 skinless chicken drumsticks
  • 8 baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 425.
  • Toss together carrots, 1 tsp oil, and 1/8 tsp salt in a bowl.
  • Spread out evenly on a rimmed baking sheet, and bake until carrots begin to soften and caramelize, about 10-15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, combine mustard, garlic, chopped rosemary, and 2 tsp oil in another bowl.
  • Rub mixture over chicken pieces to coat.
  • Toss together remaining 1 tsp oil and the potatoes in a bowl. Sprinkle with remaining 1/8 tsp salt. I like to add a touch of cayenne pepper here.
  • Remove baking sheet from oven, and add chicken, potatoes, and rosemary sprigs to carrots. Bake until chicken is slightly golden and an instant read thermometer inserted into the thickest part registers 165, about 45 minutes.
  • Squeeze lemon on top, and season with pepper.

Prep time: 10 min.

Cook time: 1 hour or so

serves 4

Recipe: Chicken Soft Tacos

This recipe was submitted by “Mama S” from Orinda, CA.   Sounds yummy and beats Taco Bell any day of the week!  I also like it since you can deviate and use whatever your kids like or what you have on hand in your fridge or pantry.    Thank you Mama S!!!!!!!!!   Keep the ideas coming!   🙂

Chicken Soft Tacos


  • 1 lb chicken breast, sliced up thinly (or ground beef or ground chicken)
  • tortillas, corn or flour
  • taco seasoning

Fillings:   any or all of the following

  • tomatoes, diced
  • lettuce, shredded
  • cheddar cheese, shredded
  • avocado, diced
  • cilantro, chopped
  • sour cream
  • pickled jalapeno peppers
  • black beans, refried beans


Cook the chicken for about 5 mins until most of it is cooked. Drain the fat if needed. To the pan, add about 3 TBSP of taco seasoning with 3 TBSP of water. Put back on heat and cook for another 5 mins.

If tortillas are very fresh, no need to heat them up. If not so fresh, microwave 20 sec for each tortilla. Add fillings as needed.

Prep time – 20 minutes
Cook time – 15 minutes


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