Hi busy friends– It’s that crazy time of year when things get a little bit out of control. But I found a chicken recipe that couldn’t be easier and tastes like it took a whole lot more effort! Just 3 ingredients you might just have on hand, (plus a little salt & pepper), pop it in the oven and bake it for 30 minutes. Think of all the multitasking you could do while it’s cooking– make a salad, do those phone calls, wrap a few packages, fold a load of laundry, write up your Christmas list…
We had this chicken with a plate of roasted potatoes (actually leftover from dinner with friends a couple nights ago) and a quick salad. Dinner in a hurry. That’s just what I need about now.
MAPLE DIJON CHICKEN
4 chicken thighs*
1/4 cup seedy Dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
salt & freshly ground pepper
Put the chicken thighs in a baking dish that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Salt and pepper the chicken liberally. Stir together the mustard and maple syrup and spread it over the chicken.
Pop it into the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I did pull it out about half way through to baste the chicken with the sauce that was puddling in the bottom of the dish. Add bonus: it smells delish while it’s cooking!
P.S. The recipe I worked from also added oil, but I think there’s enough fat in the chicken– And they left the skins on the chicken thighs, but I pulled them off before cooking. I’m sure it’s just fine either way…
* I just made half of recipe in these pictures– enough for Larry and me.