Maple Dijon Chicken

Maple Dijon Chicken
I’m just going to put it out there, we eat a lot of chicken. A LOT. Variety is key when you eat a lot of one particular thing. Right? I mean if I ate the same chicken dish erry night I’m pretty dang sure I’d get tired of it on oh say the fourth or fifth night guaranteed. I’d probably even start contemplating vegetarianism. Just until I came up with a new way to eat chicken, let’s be honest. While vegetarianism is awesome for some, it just isn’t for me. Just like you shouldn’t sign me up for cardio.
Maple Dijon Chicken

This is a dish I’ve been making for ever and is most definitely a go to dish when I’m drawing blanks because I can not only make it without measuring anything with my eyes closed (back to that whole I’ve made it a million times) AND I haven’t met anyone who didn’t like it. I can’t believe I haven’t shared it with you before now. You’ve probably had some variation of this recipe at one point or another. I got it from my Mom, who probably got it from a box of something or another.

Maple Dijon Chicken

Of course I had to tweak it a bit (I just can’t help myself), I swapped out her red wine vinegar for champagne vinegar and I give it a little shot of cream at the end. Because CREAM. I don’t think my Mom knew what champagne vinegar was while I was growing up, but just in case she’s reading this (Hi Mom) she definitely knows about it NOW and has probably a selection of at least 5 champagne vinegars in her pantry. Truth.
Maple Dijon Chicken
I also can’t make this without roasting a tray of potatoes to go along with it (you might as well you already have the oven on). You’ll want to too. That sauce. Sweet goodness, it’s worth making this recipe just for the sauce but the chicken is honestly finger licking good so go ahead and eat that too!

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Maple Dijon Chicken

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts - trimmed
  • kosher salt/pepper
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Line a baking pan with aluminum foil, set aside.
  3. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Transfer to baking pan.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together: mustard, maple syrup, vinegar and rosemary. Pour over chicken. Flip chicken to make sure it's coated on all sides with sauce.
  5. Bake for approximately 30 minutes OR until cooked through. Transfer chicken to serving platter to rest.
  6. Place cream into sauce remaining in pan. Mix to combine. Pour sauce over chicken.

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25 Comments

  1. 1

    Sounds amazing! Love the flavor of maple and dijon together!

  2. 2

    This sounds absolutely delicious.. Maple and cream and mustard. A perfect trifecta!

  3. 3

    Sound delicious. Great flavor combo.

  4. 4

    This looks amazing! We love chicken dishes too!

  5. 5

    what an easy and delicious way to dress up chicken – something we eat ALL the time!!

  6. 6

    Sounds fantastic! Chicken is one of our favorite meals!

  7. 7

    This dish looks amazing

  8. 8

    Maple and mustard are the perfect combination!

  9. 9

    Variety is the spice of life, for sure!! I’m always looking for a unique chicken – this has catapulted up my bucket list!

  10. 10

    Kinda clever using a vinaigrette as a marinade/sauce. Can’t go wrong with these maple mustard flavor combination.

  11. 11

    This sounds delicious and perfect for a Fall dinner!

  12. 12

    This sounds so delicious and perfect for Fall!

  13. 13

    We’re always looking for new ways to prepare chicken! Love these flavors!

  14. 14

    Love the Dijon-maple combo, so delicious!

  15. 15

    Love everything about this – especially that shot of cream! Cream makes everything better 🙂

  16. 16

    We also eat a lot of chicken. I need to try this recipe

  17. 17

    I also eat a ton of chicken. I’ve never tried maple and dijon together. Sounds yummy and perfect for autumn!

  18. 18

    What a delicious flavor combination!! 😀

  19. 19

    I love how dijon mustard gives a kick to a recipe – this looks great!

  20. 20

    Chicken is our go to meat as well. It’s cheap and it can feed all of us in our family really well! This looks great!

  21. 21

    I’ve got to try this soon. Looks like the perfect weeknight meal!

  22. 22

    Maple and Dijon go together perfectly! Love this!

  23. 23

    I love chicken but sadly mini-me does not. I still make it because, well, I love it. This is one I would gobble up in a heartbeat. Nothing better than perfectly cooked chicken.

  24. 24

    I could totally eat chicken ever night of the week! I’m always looking for new ideas too! This is awesome!

  25. 25

    We eat so much chicken too! I cannot get enough of the stuff. Love that you jazzed up this chicken breast with that maple dijon sauce….yum!

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