Yum Yum Chicken Thighs

It's been a little while since I've made these and since I 'think' we still have chicken thighs left in the freezer AND I'm still trying to keep the Pantry Challenge alive a little bit longer, I put them on the menu again ...

I realize it's a LOT like my Sweet Mustard Chicken recipe ... but that's ok ... any recipe that works out well is always a GOOD thing :-)

So here's what you need ...

2-3 lbs chicken thighs, boneless/skinless thighs (I need to practice my skills on de-boning these to save myself a few bucks)
1/3 cup of dijon mustard (next time I will use a little under 1/2 cup)
1/4 cup maple syrup (the real deal) (next time I will use a little more than 1/4 cup)
1 tbs rice wine vinegar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 tbs cornstarch
2 tsp fresh rosemary

The first time I made this, I was thinking, geesh, she's pretty damn specific on her recipe and technique ... I'm guessing some people commented this and that and heck, you can follow a recipe 100% and still not get the same exact results each and every time (a pet peeve that Hubby has with me) ... so, cook like me, go with the flow of things and think HAPPY thoughts! 

Preheat the oven to 450. Yes. Piping HOT.

Line your 8x8 pan with TWO layers of foil. TWO. As I only have the super duper heavy duty Reynolds foil, I used ONE layer. I suppose if you are using thin stuff, two layers would be necessary.

In a small bowl, mix up the mustard, syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss your chicken in the pan, and pour the sauce over the top.  Flip the chicken and give them little 'wiggles' to make the sauce all settle in the crevices.

Bake, uncovered for 40 minutes. Might as well crank the ac up too as the kitchen is going to get a tad warm!

Remove from oven and let sit for 5 minutes or so. Pull the chicken out and set somewhere to keep warm for a few more minutes.

Make sure the liquid is still HOT. Whisk in the cornstarch. If the liquid is not hot enough you do know what will happen right? Unhappy, lumpy gravy instead of a nice, smoothxd/f, luscious, yummy for your tummy gravy :-) ... so make sure it's hot! If it's not thick enough for you, sprinkle a little more and whisk it in.

Pour the sauce over the chicken, garnish with some rosemary and serve along side your favorite veggies ... in this case, we did roasted broccoli and cauliflower ... no lie .... I'm trying to get this tree stuff down.

Enjoy ... make sure you check out Table for Two ... she's got some great recipes over there!

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  1. These look super good! 450 for 40 minutes is HIGH. I can see my spouse really liking these, though.

  2. Holy moly, I don't think you can go wrong with dijon and maple syrup! These sound great, thanks so much for sharing it on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday, I've pinned it :)

  3. What an amazing sauce! Your chicken wings definitely sound VERY yummy! Pinning to try as soon as I can! Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at the Hearth and Soul hop.


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