.Let's face it: You're busy - too busy to mess around with complicated cooking at the end of the day. Still, dinner should be more than just a cup full of cereal and the dream of a brighter tomorrow. Enter: Jenny Rosenstrach, a busy mom who makes dinner happen with style, simplicity, and just the right amount of sizzle. Whether or not you're cooking for kids, we love her easy, delicious approach. In fact, we love it so much, we'll be sharing one of her recipes every week, so you can have a life - and a REALLY good meal, too.
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Roast Chicken with Baby Brussels Sprouts
Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss baby brussels sprouts in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Add to a baking dish.
Coat drumsticks with mustard and then coat them in breadcrumbs. Add chicken to another lightly oiled baking dish.
Bake both dishes for 25 minutes, turning chicken once and tossing brussels once halfway.
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