Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken
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Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

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Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
21g
30%
Sugar
13g
14%
Saturated Fat
5g
21%
Cholesterol
47mg
16%
Carbohydrate, by difference
75g
58%
Protein
26g
57%
Vitamin A, RAE
7µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
3mg
4%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
37mg
4%
Choline, total
29mg
7%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
15mg
5%
Niacin
3mg
21%
Phosphorus, P
108mg
15%
Selenium, Se
17µg
31%
Sodium, Na
2331mg
100%
Water
145g
5%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

Maple Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Maple Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.