Easy Garlic Maple Chicken Recipe with Dijon Mustard

Easy Garlic Maple Chicken Recipe with Dijon Mustard

Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this simple dinner in under an hour. This easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and even the pickiest of eaters will love it.

 Easy Maple Dijon Chicken | Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this easy chicken dinner in a half an hour.

Are you ever in a quandary as to what to make for dinner?

I have a busy household and sometimes you want a dinner you can throw together quickly.

But it needs to be delicious and something my picky eaters will love.

Coming up with different ways to cook chicken can be challenging. 

We all seem to get in a rut sometimes.

This Dijon chicken recipe combines the sweet flavor of authentic maple syrup with tangy Dijon mustard to create a chicken dish that’s like nothing you’ve ever tasted.

If my husband can gobble this down, it has to be a “winner winner chicken dinner!”

After all, he is not a fan of mustard.

Not on his sandwich. 

Not on his burger. 

Nowhere!

Now I have been known to sneak it into a marinade here and there without him knowing, but with this Dijon mustard chicken recipe, it’s obvious from the color of the sauce that it’s in there.

The Dijon mustard contrasts with the sugary maple syrup and is transformed into a sweet and savory pan sauce no man can say no to.

Not even my husband!

Yes he loved it and said it needs to go on our rotation.

Who said chicken was boring?

 Easy Maple Dijon Chicken | Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this easy chicken dinner in a half an hour.

Ingredients

Chicken. I like to use skinless chicken breasts, but bone-in chicken breasts and even bone-in and boneless chicken thighs work for this recipe. Make sure the boneless chicken is an even thickness so all cook evenly and at the same time. For bone-in chicken, skip the stove top pan searing and simply bake the chicken for 40-45 minutes. Be sure to use a meat thermometer to check for doneness at 160 degree F.

Italian breadcrumbs. I like the kind that has Italian seasoning already mixed in.

Maple syrup. Not the fake stuff but pure maple syrup. The good stuff makes this dish shine.

Chicken stock or broth.

Fresh garlic. Fresh or freshly jarred.

Fresh herbs. Like rosemary and thyme.

Olive oil. You will need a little olive oil for the bottom of the pan.

Butter.

Dijon mustard. No yellow mustard. Dijon has the extra flavor we need for this recipe.

Apple cider vinegar. This balances out the sauce and cuts the sweetness of the dish.

How to make this great recipe

This delicious recipe is an easy one-pan meal. Add your favorite vegetables to the pan before placing the chicken in the oven to finish baking.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and oil.

Next, dredge each piece of chicken in the breadcrumbs and add to the hot pan.

Cook the chicken on each side and then place the entire pan into the oven to finish baking. 

Cook the chicken about 10 minutes until crispy and golden brown. 

Place the hot pan back on the stove top set to medium heat.

Transfer the chicken to a plate.

Next mix together the chicken broth, maple syrup, garlic, thyme, Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar.

Add the sauce to the skillet and bring to a simmer scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Allow the sauce to thicken and reduce. 

Place the cooked chicken breasts into the pan and spoon the sauce over the chicken.

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What vegetables can I add to the pan during baking?

For best results, choose vegetables that don’t need too long in the oven. 

While the chicken cutlets are on the stove top, place your favorite vegetables on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes cooking time until the chicken is ready to go in the oven.

Fingerling, golden potatoes and chopped sweet potatoes cook quickly if quartered or chopped into inch size cubes.

Brussels sprouts, asparagus, green beans and broccoli are also easy to add to the cast iron skillet.

These vegetables taste delicious paired with maple Dijon sauce.

If you prefer, keep the dish simple and serve with brown rice, fresh pasta or egg noodles. 

 Easy Maple Dijon Chicken | Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this easy chicken dinner in a half an hour.

What to serve for dessert

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Easy Garlic Maple Chicken Recipe with Dijon Mustard

Ali Randall
Sweet maple syrup and tangy Dijon mustard make up this simple dinner in under an hour. This easy chicken recipe is perfect for busy weeknights and even the pickiest of eaters will love it.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Melt the butter and oil in the pan.
  • Next, dredge each piece of chicken in the breadcrumbs and add to the hot pan.
  • Cook the chicken on each side for about 3-4 minutes and then place the entire pan into the oven to finish baking. 
  • Place the chicken in the hot oven and continue to cook until the chicken is crispy, about 10 minutes.
  • Place the hot pan back on the stovetop set to medium heat.
  • Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  • Next mix together the chicken broth, maple syrup, garlic, thyme, Dijon mustard and apple cider vinegar.
  • Pour the mixture into the skillet and bring to a simmer scraping the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Allow the sauce to thicken and reduce. 
  • Place the cooked chicken breasts into the pan spoon the sauce over the chicken.
  • Store any leftover chicken into an airtight container and refrigerate.

Notes

First published September 2018.
Keyword Dijon mustard chicken recipe

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