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Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

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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Ready in
1 h
8
Servings
251
Calories Per Serving

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
Servings8
Calories Per Serving251
Total Fat13g21%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated3g15%
Cholesterol43mg14%
Protein14g27%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A26µg3%
Vitamin B120.2µg4.1%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.5%
Vitamin C2mg4%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E0.8mg4.1%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium57mg6%
Fiber1g5%
Folate (food)9µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)37µg9%
Folic acid17µgN/A
Iron2mg10%
Magnesium26mg6%
Monounsaturated6gN/A
Niacin (B3)5mg26%
Phosphorus124mg18%
Polyunsaturated3gN/A
Potassium175mg5%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.1%
Sodium251mg10%
Sugars, added3gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg16.3%
Zinc1mg8%