The sheer simplicity and deliciousness of this meal makes this sweet mustard baked chicken worth making over and over again!
I feel like I’ve been inundated with the best recipes lately. I mean, the best! Quick, simple meals that have seriously knocked my food-loving socks off.
I don’t know what I did to deserve this kind of recipe karma, but I’m soaking it up because heaven knows, a dry spell is probably coming. And man, I hate good recipe dry spells, don’t you?
This extremely simple (probably one of the easiest baked chicken dishes in my repertoire) sweet mustard baked chicken is one of those recipes I mentioned above that’s made me weep with delight.
I’m not going to lie – I was a bit skeptical at the amount of mustard, afraid it would overwhelm everything, but I was pleasantly surprised by the outcome (I shouldn’t have been so worried knowing it came from Sally, a trusted food source, and the one who delivered big time on the chocolate quinoa cake and Big Fat Greek tacos of yesterweek).
Now, don’t get me wrong…there’s mustard here. And you can definitely taste it in the baked chicken. It is called sweet mustard chicken after all.
But the spicy, bold mustard is toned down perfectly thanks to the pure maple syrup and hint of brown sugar and complimented by the touch of vinegar.
And can we talk about the fresh rosemary for a second? Oh my holy wonderful flavor of the universe. The fresh rosemary puts this dish into a whole new category of tastiness and I really, really, really encourage you to use it (don’t make me shout here!).
For the sheer simplicity and deliciousness of this meal, we will be eating this very often and with great gusto.
Mustard: the mustard flavor is going to shine here so use a brand that tastes good and that you like! Slow Cooker: Sally from Good Dinner Mom reports you can make this in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours on low. I haven't tried it but sounds like a super fuss-free version (not that the original is that hard!).
Mustard: the mustard flavor is going to shine here so use a brand that tastes good and that you like!
Slow Cooker: Sally from Good Dinner Mom reports you can make this in the slow cooker for 3-4 hours on low. I haven't tried it but sounds like a super fuss-free version (not that the original is that hard!).