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Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Mary Clayton Carl

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 breast half and about 1 tablespoon sauce)
The tangy-sweet flavor combination of this sauce will work equally well with chicken thighs or pork. Serve with hot cooked rice and steamed haricots verts or a tossed green salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard

Nutrition Information

  • calories 264
  • fat 4.4 g
  • satfat 0.9 g
  • monofat 2.2 g
  • polyfat 0.7 g
  • protein 39.5 g
  • carbohydrate 14.2 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 99 mg
  • iron 1.6 mg
  • sodium 337 mg
  • calcium 38 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Heat a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Add oil; swirl to coat. Sprinkle chicken with pepper and salt. Add chicken to pan; sauté 2 minutes on each side or until browned. Remove chicken from pan. Add broth, syrup, thyme, and garlic to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Add vinegar and mustard; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return chicken to pan, and spoon mustard mixture over chicken. Bake at 400° for 10 minutes or until the chicken is done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Place pan over medium heat; cook mustard mixture 2 minutes or until liquid is syrupy, stirring frequently. Serve with chicken.

Cook's Notes

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