Man-Pleasing Chicken

Man-Pleasing Chicken

I have never gotten so many compliments before, let alone for a piece of chicken. David suggested calling this chicken, “So Good it Can’t Be Described, Explosion on Your Taste Buds Chicken.” Exactly. I have never encountered a dish that is so 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!

Man-Pleasing Chicken

To make this chicken, which you should absolutely do immediately, preheat your oven to 450º F. Then, mix together 1/2 cup of dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of rice/rice wine vinegar. 

Man-Pleasing Chicken

Put 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs into a foil-lined or disposable oven-proof, 8×8 inch baking dish. Six thighs came in my package, which made enough to serve 3 people. Then, salt and pepper the thighs. Pour your maple mustard mixture over them, turning the thighs in the mixture so they are fully coated. 

Man-Pleasing Chicken

Put the chicken thighs into the oven, and let them bake for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165ºF. Baste the tops of the chicken with the sauce half way through. 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, whisk the sauce that remains in the baking dish, and then spoon the extra sauce over the top. Sprinkle over some fresh rosemary. If there is ever a time to use fresh herbs, THIS IS IT! The flavors are just so good together. Enjoy the savory goodness of this meal!

I adapted this recipe from “The I <3 Trader Joe’s Cookbook” by Cherie Mercer Twohy. Thanks, Jenna!

Shopping list:

  • Chicken thighs- 1 package
  • Dijon mustard- 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup- 1/4 cup
  • Rice/rice wine vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
Print Friendly

Comments

Man-Pleasing Chicken — 2,295 Comments

  1. I love this! Made it last week—I added about three cloves of garlic, minced… everything’s better with garlic! Lol. It was AMAZING! GIve it a try 🙂

  2. Oh man! Tried this for hubs today and it was amazing!!!!! I kept the skin on but pan seared the chicken before putting them into the oven to crisp them up!!! So yummilicous and definitely a keeper! Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!!!!

  3. I’ve made this several times now. My husband and I both love it. Make sure to line your pan with foil or your pan will burn.

  4. Made this last night — very good flavor, but sauce was way too thin. I thought it would be thicker and maybe a bit sticky? I used thighs with the bone and skin on, as any chicken has more flavor when cooked with the bone. Removed skin when eating, mainly because it was soft and soggy. Any suggestions on thickening up the sauce?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.