This roasted maple dijon chicken is packed with amazing flavor and is super easy to make. I've found that sometimes buying the whole chicken leg is cheaper than buying a pack of chicken thighs. I'm wondering what the story is with that. Anyone else notice this? Be that as it may, if you're looking for a great chicken option you should definitely try this roasted maple dijon chicken. This is a dinner for two recipe that you can easily adapt if serving more people.
Simple Ingredients That Pack a Huge Flavor Punch
The best part about this recipe is that you're getting all the flavor of marinating the chicken without marinating the chicken. This is a straight-to-the-oven, easy meal with incredible flavor. The paste ingredients that we smear on the chicken form an amazing juice at the bottom of the pan. This is why I Iine the pan with parchment paper. We want to keep all the juices together so they don't dry up in the bottom of the pan. Just spoon them over your chicken when serving. Best. chicken. ever. And if you need some help with prep, you can check out my how to trim the fat from chicken thighs video to so you know how to cut out all the fat.
Double the Recipe and You've Got Built-In Lunches
As many of you know, I do love cooking with leftovers in mind so I don't spend unnecessary money eating out. It came from an experience I had years ago at a corporate job. Many of my co-workers were eating out lunch every.single.day. I never understood how they could afford to do that. Lunch costs at least $10-15 per day if you're lucky. Not to mention, it's not as if there are a lot of healthy take-out options.
If we train ourselves to think of a menu each week, get the shopping done, get the cooking done at night and package the leftovers? Believe me, you will save a ton of money if you start cooking a little bit more at night so you can take it for leftovers tomorrow.
I realize not all foods re-heat well and I do take this into consideration when I think of leftovers for lunch. This roasted maple dijon chicken is a great option for a reheat.
Make a little more now, save time and money later. It's really that simple.
Roasted Maple Dijon Chicken: Easy Steps for an Amazing Dinner
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