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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8
Servings
532
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
7g
10%
Sugar
8g
9%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
12mg
4%
Carbohydrate, by difference
106g
82%
Protein
11g
24%
Vitamin A, RAE
8µg
1%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
6mg
8%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
7µg
8%
Calcium, Ca
33mg
3%
Choline, total
1mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
5µg
1%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
4mg
1%
Sodium, Na
2014mg
100%
Water
119g
4%

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.