Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

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  • 3 Tablespoons  Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons  pure maple syrup, preferably grade B
  • 2 Tablespoons  peanut or canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon  finely chopped fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3/4 Teaspoons  freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 4-4 1/2 Pounds  pounds bone-in, skinless chicken, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 Cup  soft whole-wheat fresh breadcrumbs

Enjoy this crunchy chicken at home for a family supper or take it along on a picnic to eat cold — no forks and knives required! For best flavor, shop for locally raised natural chicken and grade B maple syrup.

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Whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, 1 tablespoon of the oil, thyme, pepper, and salt in a large bowl. Add the chicken and turn to coat evenly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes and up to 6 hours.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Set a wire rack on a large baking sheet.

Combine the breadcrumbs and the remaining oil on a plate. Dredge the skinned side of each chicken piece in the breadcrumbs (with drumsticks, dredge the meatier side) and arrange breaded-side up on the wire rack. Leave at least 1 inch between pieces.

Bake until golden brown and an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat registers 165 degrees, 35-40 minutes. Serve hot or let cool, refrigerate, and serve chilled.


Calories per serving:

645 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Dairy Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 41g 63%
  • Carbs 18g 6%
  • Saturated 11g 56%
  • Fiber 1g 5%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 4g
  • Monounsaturated 17g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 48g 96%
  • Cholesterol 181mg 60%
  • Sodium 525mg 22%
  • Calcium 74mg 7%
  • Magnesium 62mg 15%
  • Potassium 519mg 15%
  • Iron 3mg 18%
  • Zinc 4mg 24%
  • Phosphorus 394mg 56%
  • Vitamin A 100µg 11%
  • Vitamin C 4mg 7%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 24%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 26%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 89%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 44%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 37µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 14%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 6%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 7%
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