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This Is the Most Popular Chicken Breast Recipe on Pinterest

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Two golden-brown chicken breasts cooking in a pan with a pat of butter and seasonings
How To Cook Golden, Juicy Chicken Breast on the Stove (Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

When I was a kid and asked what was for dinner, chances were good the answer would be “chicken.” Most of the time, that meant chicken breasts. My parents liked them because it was the ’90s and they were obsessed with fat-free everything, so boneless, skinless chicken breasts seemed like practically the default meal.

And even though diets and preferences have changed, the popularity of chicken breasts has not waned. They’re one of the most popular cuts of meat in the world because they’re easy to use, inexpensive, healthful, and, most of all, they’re incredibly versatile. You can make them spicy or creamy, toss them in a pasta sauce, fry them, roast them, or just throw them in an Instant Pot with whatever is in the refrigerator. There’s really not much you can’t do with a few chicken breasts.

Of all the many, many chicken breast recipes a person can find on Pinterest, the single most popular is this one for honey garlic chicken breasts from a blog called Rock Recipes. The idea started logically enough: Honey, garlic, mustard, and chicken are good in basically any combination, so why not try all of them together?

“Honey dijon chicken is delicious. Honey garlic chicken is delicious … why not combine the two?” the author writes. Clearly that worked out, because the recipe has been saved more than 153,000 times on Pinterest, and well over 100 people have commented saying they tried and loved it.

See it on Pinterest: Honey Dijon Garlic Chicken Bites from Rock Recipes

It’s easy to see why this is so popular on Pinterest. Chicken breasts are a freezer staple, and this recipe comes together in around half an hour. It’s quick enough for a weeknight dinner, and it only calls for a few ingredients — just chicken breasts baked in the oven in a glaze made of butter, garlic, honey, and whole-grain Dijon mustard. The results are sweet and very garlicky, and it’s gluten-free and Paleo diet-approved, too.

Sixty-eight people posted photos of their own attempts on Pinterest, and some have even branched out into other variations, like using pork or turkey instead of chicken, or adding red pepper flakes or hot sauce for some extra spice.

“Delicious and juicy!” one reviewer enthused. “I’m always worried about dry chicken but this recipe did not disappoint.”

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)

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