Everyone has that go-to dinner meal when time is limited and tummies are rumbling. For our managing editor, this is her “can’t-fail-make-it-way-too-often” dinner meal. In fact, one week she made it three times. No joke. The best part? This chicken recipe only requires four ingredients. The sweetness infused by the maple syrup is appealing to those with a sweet tooth (and picky eaters!). If you’re more about the bite and less about the sweet flavor, then load up the glaze with mustard. Either way, you won’t be disappointed.
6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (you can use bone-in too)
one large shallot, minced
3 tablespoon of real maple syrup
1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard with seeds
1. Pre-heat broiler. Sautee shallot with olive oil over medium heat in saucepan. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken on a foil-covered baking sheet.
2. After shallot softens (about 1-2 mins), add maple syrup and mustard until glaze thickens and bubbles, stirring occasionally, about 2-3 mins. You can use as much maple syrup or mustard as you like — we suggest making it so it’s 2:1 ratio syrup to mustard.
3. Brush one side of the chicken with glaze and broil for about 5-6 mins. Turn chicken over and cover with glaze. Broil another 5-6 mins until chicken is cooked through. Serve with rice and veggies.
Let us know how your mustard and maple syrup glazed chicken turns out in the comment section below.