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Maggie Monday: Flavorful Thighs

As I’ve mentioned on the blog before, I am a big fan of chicken thighs. I think they are the most flavorful piece of the bird and find myself subbing them into many recipes that call for mixed pieces or even breasts. I cannot wait to try this recipe out. Here’s Maggie with Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs….

A friend of mine (and fellow amateur cook) found this recipe on Pinterest. He loved it so I decided to try it. (Thanks, Jack!) I read some reviews of it, and tweaked it a bit taking those into account.

This is baked at a high temp- 450, so it gets a lovely crispy finish that is almost as good as the bbq grill. I chose to use bone-in and skin on thighs as that is what I had on hand. In fact, I had all these ingredients on hand, which is always a bonus.

The biggest change I made was the name of the dish. It was called Man Pleasing Chicken. I just couldn’t bring myself to prepare a dish with that title. So, I changed it to the boring, descriptive one you see here. I mean, really? Man-pleasing? Whah?

The verdict was that the dish did indeed please… 2 men and 1 woman. It was not, however, picky daughter pleasing. Maybe I should search Pinterest for Daughter Pleasing Chicken recipes. There is probably one there.

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Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs

 

What you need:

1 ½ lbs chicken thighs

¼ Cup Dijon mustard

2/3 cup pure maple syrup

1 Tbs rice vinegar

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

½ tsp Rosemary

What you do:

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Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Place chicken in a baking dish and sprinkle with salt, pepper and rosemary. Mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour this over the chicken, and turn the chicken until all pieces are fully coated. If you are using chicken with skin, cook it skin side up. Bake for 40 minutes , basting at least once halfway through. Continue baking until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove the pan from oven and allow the meat to rest for about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with a little more rosemary for serving.

Maggie

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Categories: Chicken, Guest-Maggie, kosher

Author:The Ranting Chef

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6 Comments on “Maggie Monday: Flavorful Thighs”

  1. May 6, 2013 at 11:02 am #

    yea

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  2. May 6, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    Looks good!

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  3. May 6, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

    Reblogged this on My Meals are on Wheels.

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  4. maureen.shane@pnc.com
    May 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm #

    Not sure of the measurement for the Dijon Mustard. It just says 1/4. Is
    that a 1/4 teaspoon or 1/4 cup?

    Recipe sounds delicious!!!!!

    From:
    Rantings of an Amateur Chef
    To:
    maureen.shane@pnc.com
    Date:
    05/06/2013 11:02 AM
    Subject:
    [New post] Maggie Monday: Flavorful Thighs

    The Ranting Chef posted: “As I’ve mentioned on the blog before, I am a big
    fan of chicken thighs. I think they are the most flavorful piece of the
    bird and find myself subbing them into many recipes that call for mixed
    pieces or even breasts. I cannot wait to try this recipe out. “

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    • Maggie
      May 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

      It is 1/4 cup. It sounds like a lot of mustard, but the maple syrup balances that tang. Use a bit less if you’re not a fan! enjoy and thanks for the repost!

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  5. May 6, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    Can’t wait to try this.

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