Donna Farley Recipe

Man-Pleasing Chicken

By Donna Farley shescalledkc

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 5 Ratings
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Donna's Story

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


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

  • Comments

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    Emily Fields Johnson auntiem1964 - Mar 8, 2012
    I just want to clarify the cooking temp. 450 degrees? Thanks.
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    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.
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    Donna Farley shescalledkc - Mar 8, 2012
    Also use bone in and with skin at times and think i cook them a bit longer.
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    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!!
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    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..