Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken

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Maple-Mustard Baked Chicken
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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Ready in
1 h
8
Servings
251
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
21%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
43mg
14%
Protein
14g
27%
Carbs
19g
6%
Vitamin A
26µg
3%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
4.1%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.5%
Vitamin C
2mg
4%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
0.8mg
4.1%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
57mg
6%
Fiber
1g
5%
Folate (food)
9µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
37µg
9%
Folic acid
17µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
26mg
6%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
26%
Phosphorus
124mg
18%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
175mg
5%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.1%
Sodium
251mg
10%
Sugars, added
3g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
16.3%
Zinc
1mg
8%

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