Monday, September 19, 2016

Trader Joe’s Maple Mustard Chicken

I make good use of our local library. I don't know about you, but I find it stunning the amount of resources that the library has available (for free, I might add), from hardcopy to digital streaming to genealogical services, the library, in my opinion, is one of the best places in town. When I visit, I tend to head in one of two directions, the audiobook section (because I am a huge fan of audiobooks) or, no surprise, the cookbook section. 

I try to keep up with new cookbooks that are being released, but some of them manage to slip by me. Apparently the entire series of Trader Joe's cookbooks completely escaped my notice. Once spotting them, naturally, I couldn't resist, and brought home the I Love Trader Joe's Cookbook

Like a lot of people, I am a fan of Trader Joe's, so this was a fun cookbook to read. One recipe that I stumbled across, was particularly inviting, because of the relatively few ingredients required, the fact that I had all of them, and that the meal could be on the table without a whole lot of effort. This recipe is a good one. I find the combination of maple syrup and mustard to be quite pleasing with the chicken thighs. I cut the recipe in half and made only two chicken thighs, one of which I ate for dinner, the other I pulled apart and had on a sandwich with additional sauce for lunch the following day. Both were sensational. Here's the recipe, I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Trader Joe’s Maple Mustard Chicken

1 1/2 - 2 pounds boneless, skinless, chicken thighs, trimmed of fat
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 450° F. Spray an 8x8" ovenproof baking dish with Pam; set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together Dijon mustard, maple syrup, rice wine vinegar, salt, and pepper.
Place the chicken thighs into the prepared baking dish, and then pour the mustard mixture on top of it. Turn the chicken around in the sauce to make sure it is well coated.
Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes.
Remove from oven and let chicken rest for 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate, ladle the sauce over, and serve.

This post is linked to: Inspire Me Tuesday, Tuesdays At Our Home, Two Cup Tuesday, Celebrate Your Story, Wow Us Wednesday, Work It Wednesday, Wine’d Down Wednesday, Wake up Wednesday, Full Plate Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Share Your Style, Coffee and Conversation, and Foodie Friday & Everything Else


GranthamLynn said...

This does sound great! I love the library too. My town is small and doesn't have a lot. Thanks for sharing this. I love that you were able to cut down too.
There's just the two of us here!
I'd love for you to come over and link at The Fabulous Fall Party!
Come party with us and bring the Chicken!

Lori E said...

It has my mouth watering. Reminds me of a favorite recipe with honey, mustard and tarragon mixed up in the pan of drippings from cooking breasts in butter and deglazed with white wine. said...

I haven't heard of the Trader Joe's Cookbooks Pattie, I'll have to check them out! I have a similar recipe that has been a favorite for years, great flavor combo!

jmac said...

wha?????? I can make this tonight!!! woooohoooooo...was just sitting here wondering what I was going to cook tonight. thanks honeybunch!!

The Lazy Gastronome said...

Maple and mustard? An interesting combination but it sound really good! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner link up!

Miz Helen said...

This is a fantastic combination for your delicious chicken. Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Miz Helen