I've seen this recipe floating around on Pinterest for a while. It appears to originally have come from Witty In The City. I was skeptical that the chicken was as great as everyone said. Mustard and maple syrup didn't sound good to me - at all. I finally broke down and let me tell you, this is the BEST CHICKEN EVER! I was stunned. I did tweak the original recipe a bit to make sure I would like it.
This was so delicious. We both really loved the sauce. I even poured it over our mashed potatoes. This cooks at 450 degrees - don't worry, it turns out great. I was concerned that the chicken would be overdone, but it wasn't. It was tender and juicy. There was only enough leftover for one of us to eat it for lunch the next day. I made the ultimate sacrifice and let Chicken Legs have it. Don't worry, I plan on doubling the recipe next time so we can both have leftovers.
Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
inspired by Witty In The City
1 1/2 - 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2/3 cup dijon mustard
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dried rosemary
Preheat oven to 450.
Line a 9x9-inch pan with heavy-duty foil. Place chicken in bottom on pan. Whisk together dijon, maple syrup, vinegar, lemon juice and rosemary. Pour over chicken. Turn chicken to coat.
Bake for 40 minutes. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary, if desired.