Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross
Hands-on Time
31 Mins
Total Time
2 Hours 43 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 thighs and 2 tablespoons sauce)

Speed up prep on this chicken main dish by marinating only 30 minutes. Serve with cabbage-carrot slaw.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 9 ingredients. Place half of mixture in a zip-top plastic bag; reserve remaining mixture. Add chicken to bag; seal. Chill 2 hours.

Step 2

Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

Step 3

Remove chicken from bag. Sprinkle chicken with salt. Place chicken on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 8 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with reserved mustard mixture.

Ratings & Reviews


February 29, 2016
I rarely give 5 stars to a recipe but this one definitely deserves it.  The only minor change I made was to mince some shallot instead of grating an onion.  Chicken was in the marinade for about 2 1/2 hours.  Traeger to grill - 15 minutes each side.  Served with Near East Roasted Garlic Couscous which was wonderful with the extra sauce.  DH raved - says he wants this again for his birthday dinner in a couple of weeks.  No problem - it is so easy!

smd1212's Review

November 10, 2014
The extra marinade served on the side makes this dish - absolutely delicious! Rather than grated onion, which would be a real pain and messy, I used Whole Foods Onion Granules (tsp), and boneless thighs. I only used 4 thighs (for two people) but made the full amount of marinade; I'm glad I did as the chicken isn't overly spicy or flavorful right off the grill, but pouring the extra marinade over the chicken made it amazing! I served with roasted carrots and broccoli and brown rice cooked in chicken broth. Definitely will add this one to the rotation!

mandofan's Review

September 12, 2014
Pretty damn tasty! Obviously, given the sugar content in the mustard mixture, you need to pay close attention to the thighs as they grill so that they don't burn. I did a sear over the coals and then moved then to a cool side of the grill and cooked them covered until done. I also let my coals burn to a HOT medium so that the sear heat wouldn't be so extreme.

rayraex's Review

August 14, 2014
This recipe is great! I wasn't sure what to expect with a maple mustard sauce, but it is similar to honey mustard (but better!). The chicken was very tender and flavorful. Served it with roasted red potatoes and green beans.

bretsony's Review

July 17, 2014

Vicuska's Review

April 06, 2014
Whenever I am longing for a sweeter chicken, this is the one to make. The entire family enjoyed it!

JoeyHunt54's Review

March 15, 2014
This is a go to favorite for our family. So easy and delicious every time. We use our panini grill and it turns out perfect! Delicious.

Aynroger's Review

November 11, 2013

mickelnay's Review

September 09, 2013

Bcafferty's Review

June 25, 2013
Yummy! And so easy to prepare!