Looking for a flavorful family meal that’s easy on the budget? Try this chicken cooked with maple syrup, mustard and tangy lime. Maple syrup makes a wonderful marinade for chicken. It’s amazingly delicious when you add in 2 different mustards and some zesty lime.
Delicious Chicken with Maple Syrup, Mustard & Lime Recipe
You want to feel good about what foods you feed your family and also do it at a moderate price. Well, these chicken thighs will be popular with your whole family and are super simple to prepare. Chicken thighs are actually the tastiest part of the chicken while being the least expensive.
By using 100% pure maple syrup, this chicken dish is very healthy and very satisfying. While pure maple syrup does cost a little bit more than regular pancake syrup, it is well worth the extra cost.
It’s hard to believe that something as delicious as maple syrup could come out of a tree, but real maple syrup does, and it’s good for you. It’s definitely not just for breakfast anymore.
Ingredients Needed for Maple Chicken Breasts with Mustard
- Chicken thighs
- Maple syrup
- Dijon mustard
- Stone ground mustard
- Olive oil
- Fresh lime
How to Make Maple Mustard Chicken on the Stove Top:
Step 1. Prep chicken by squeezing the juice of the lime on both sides of the chicken followed by lightly salt & peppering.
Step 2. Using a large skillet with a lid, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
Step 3. Add garlic to the pan and continue to cook for about a minute.
Step 4. Mix together maple syrup, both mustards, and a few shakes of salt.
Step 5. Pour mixture over chicken and bring to a very light boil.
Step 6. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Flip once while cooking.
Delicious chicken recipe with chicken thighs in maple syrup coating
- 6-8 chicken thighs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic minced fine
- 1 small lime
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons stone ground mustard
- salt & pepper
Prep chicken by squeezing the juice of the lime on both sides of the chicken followed by lightly salt & peppering.
Using a large skillet with a lid, brown chicken in oil on both sides.
Add garlic to the pan and continue to cook for about a minute.
Mix together maple syrup, both mustards, and a few shakes of salt.
Pour mixture over chicken and bring to a very light boil.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
Flip once while cooking.
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Can You Bake this Chicken Recipe in the Oven?
Yes, this chicken dish is also delicious baked in the oven. See instructions below:
How to Make Delicious Baked Chicken Thighs with Maple Syrup, Mustard & Lime
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Whisk together the maple syrup and both mustards. Add a few shakes of salt.
Step 2. Lay the pieces skin-side up in a casserole dish.
Step 3. Squeeze lime juice over chicken and then lightly salt and pepper.
Step 4. Spoon the syrup mustard sauce over the chicken.
Step 5. Bake for about 20 minutes covered. Remove cover; turn and baste and cook for an additional 20 minutes.
Delicious chicken glazed with maple syrup that has two mustards and a hint of lime. Something a bit different to put on the dinner table.
What to Serve with Chicken with Maple Syrup and Mustard?
Oven Roasted Redskin Potatoes
We also love to serve this chicken with rice to soak up the delicious sauce.
Serve with sliced cucumbers and tzatziki sauce
Make a family friendly healthy tossed salad – basic tossed salad recipe
How to Store Leftover Chicken
Put leftover chicken in an airtight container and keep in your refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave.
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