Man-Pleasing Chicken

Donna Farley Recipe

By Donna Farley shescalledkc

5 Min
40 Min

This recipe comes off a blog called Witty In The City. Where she said:
"Basic and simple to put together yet creates such a big pay off. This chicken, quite simply, is one of the most savory things I’ve ever eaten. If you are the busiest person on the planet and don’t have much cooking experience, but you have to prepare a meal to woo the love of your life, cook this chicken!"
I agree !!! it is a favorite dish well liked in our house too

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1/2 c
dijon mustard or dijon honey mustard
1/4 c
maple syrup
1 Tbsp
rice wine vinegar
chicken thighs (1-1/2 pds)
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Mix Dijon mustard, maple syrup and rice wine vinegar together in a bowl.
Place chicken thighs in oven proof dish salt and pepper chicken.

I always spray my dish with cooking spray to help in cleaning later or line with foil saves you a lot of clean up.
Pour mustard, maple, vinegar mix over the the thighs. Turning the thighs over so they are fully coated.
Put in oven and bake for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 155 degrees. I find that a meat thermometer is essential in cooking because it allows me to check for doneness without cutting into the meat and losing its precious juices.
Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Plate the chicken , making sure to spoon some sauce over the top. Sprinkle with sliced green onions, or rosemary or other fresh herbs of your choice.
I serve with jasmine Thai rice.. and steamed broccoli .. It is every bit as good as it sounds and looks.
Going to try this on some pork chops and see how it goes.. bet it will b just as good.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #fast, #dijon

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Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964
Mar 8, 2012
I just want to clarify the cooking temp. 450 degrees? Thanks.
Donna Farley shescalledkc
Mar 8, 2012
Thank you for catching that. In her recipe she does say 40 minutes and i found 20 minutes worked fine. I get some good sized thighs boneless and skinless. 6- 1-1/2 to 2 pds. I changed the recipe to 20 minutes as that is what works for me.. but i trust my thermometer to check the thickest piece and have that temp.
Donna Farley shescalledkc
Mar 8, 2012
Also use bone in and with skin at times and think i cook them a bit longer.
Colleen Simmons 1Munchkin
Mar 8, 2012
Sounds just yummmy! I can't wait....hope the 450 isn't too high for my small kitchen w/the maple syrup! But hey...I'll give it a whirl!!
Donna Farley shescalledkc
Mar 8, 2012
i have a Trader Joe's cookbook with this recipe i just discovered. Called maple Mustard Chicken.. the cooking time in there is 20 minutes with skin on bone in.. so looks like it is a good time.. also uses 450 degrees..
Colleen Simmons 1Munchkin
Mar 8, 2012
Great Donna...thanks for sharing!!
Aurora McBee aurora
Mar 9, 2012
Sounds REALLY yummy!
Sherri Williams logansw
Mar 20, 2012
this is everybody pleasing chicken! SAVED! sw☺
jackie nielsen camillesmom
Apr 30, 2012
I will try these with skinless boneless chicken breast, it sounds delish!
Colleen Simmons 1Munchkin
Jul 21, 2012
Hi Donna ~ just wanted to let you know I finally made this great chicken dish last night and my son and I thank you! Somehow I didn't realize I didn't have good maple syrup so was stuck w/pancake syrup [cheap stuff] so I added some molasses to it and it was great!
Donna Farley shescalledkc
Jul 22, 2012
Hi Colleen That sounds great.. I will try the molasses would make for a thicker sauce. I think my favorite meat for this are the boneless skinless thighs.
Colleen Simmons 1Munchkin
Jul 23, 2012
I used boneless skinless thighs tooo - oops I did add a splash of soy sauce too and don't remember why....anyway they were the tops and sooo easy....thanks Donna!!
Christine O'Brien aroma54therapy
Aug 25, 2012
I made this and we loved it. I am making it tonight for company too. I will double the sauce so there is plenty for pouring over the rice. Thanks for posting this, I love the easy ones and this couldn't be simpler.
Donna Farley shescalledkc
Aug 25, 2012
Christine I am so glad you liked the recipe. I love the easy ones too...
mary helen kangeter mkangeter
Sep 6, 2012
Hey Domma! You know we do enjoy fried chicken down south! But I must say my husband and kids all loved this dish! I cooked it on 400 for about 40 mins. My little boy said *this is finger lickin good* So it is a thumbs up all the way in my house! Thanks for sharing!