Man Pleasing Chicken

March 22, 2012

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Don’t you just love the name?  I was sold!  I came across this recipe on Pinterest, and thought it looked great. Only I wanted to use chicken breasts versus thighs and also wanted to add a bit more kick to the sauce.  So here’s my adapted version.  My hubby agreed with the name, he was a pleased man!

p.s.  Sorry about the no-so-great quality of the picture. My SLR camera was dropped on tile in Mexico and its broken 🙁 I’m left using my video camera that has a camera until its fixed.

Man Pleasing Chicken

Makes 4 servings

4 x 4 oz chicken breasts, raw
1/2 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground sage (could omit if you don’t have)
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar

Preheat your oven to 450 degrees F (yes, 450!).  In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients aside from the chicken with a fork until smooth.  In an oven proof dish, pour enough sauce to just cover the bottom. Add in the raw chicken, then pour the rest of the sauce over-top.  Bake in the oven for 25-30 minutes until the chicken is no longer pink or a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees F.

Note: In the original recipe, the blogger suggested topping with fresh rosemary, but I didn’t have any on hand. If you do, it may be a good addition.

Nutrition (per serving, chicken & sauce)   Calories: 190   Fat: 1.5 g   Carbs: 13.7 g   Fiber: 0.1 g   Sugars: 12 g   Sodium: 632 mg   Protein: 26.2 mg

*Note: If you don’t use all the sauce when serving, the calories, sugar and sodium will be lower.

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  • Nadia Bove

    I just made this for Giac, Sante and I. Soooo good! With breasts. Yum!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome! Glad it lived up to the name! Haha!

  • Suzriley1

    I found this on Pinterest a couple weeks back and made it as well. My hubby AND kids loved it!! A keeper for sure!

    • Kristine Fretwell

      Nice! Did you make yours with thighs or breasts? I found the breasts didn’t brown as much probably because of the less fat.

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