Maple Mustard-Glazed Chicken


I love having quick, weeknight meals up my sleeve.  Meals not requiring a lot of planning or fancy ingredients. 

When I take out chicken to defrost, I usually don’t have a game plan.  I usually play it by ear, figuring out what sounds good later in the day.

I saw a recipe for Maple Mustard-Glazed Chicken and I knew instantly it was a flavor combination I would love.  I think whole chicken breasts tend to dry out in the oven, so I like to pound mine flat.  I incorporated the glaze into my own version, by flattening the chicken, breading it and then glazing it.  It turned out awesome.

This recipe packs a flavor punch using ingredients lower in fat but not in taste.  To really save calories you could skip the breading part and just glaze the chicken.  I have never made it that way but I’m sure it would still taste good.

Let’s make it my way, together…

Here’s what you will need:  Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, whole-grain mustard, brown sugar. dried thyme, eggs and seasoned bread crumbs.  Ingredients not shown: All-purpose flour, olive oil, salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, make the glaze by combining, 6 Tablespoons Dijon mustard, 4 Tablespoons maple syrup, 2 Tablespoons whole-grain mustard, 2 Tablespoons brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme.  Set aside.


Mix 1/2 cup flour with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a shallow plate.  On another plate combine 2 eggs and 1 Tablespoon water.  Lastly, place 1 cup seasoned bread crumbs on a third plate.  Dip the chicken into the flour, shaking off any excess.  Next, dip into the egg mixture and lastly into the bread crumbs, making sure to coat completely.

Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Cook the chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each side, just until browned.


Place the chicken on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Thickly brush on the glaze on all sides and nooks and crannies of the chicken.  If you barely coat the chicken, it just won’t have a lot of flavor, so don’t be shy.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.


When the chicken comes out of the oven, the glaze is baked in and you really taste the mustard-maple flavor in every bite.  

Super-chicky-close-up….yum.  See the glaze?


Served with my favorite rice dish and a little green salad, it was delish.

Maple Mustard-Glazed Chicken
Inspired by Cuisine at Home

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded flat
6 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 Tablespoons maple syrup
2 Tablespoons whole-grain mustard
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
2 eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a small bowl, make the glaze by combining, Dijon mustard, maple syrup, whole-grain mustard, brown sugar dried thyme.  Set aside.

Mix flour with salt and pepper in a shallow plate.  On another plate combine eggs with water.  Lastly, place seasoned bread crumbs on a third plate.  Dip the chicken into the flour, shaking off any excess.  Next, dip into the egg mixture and lastly into the breadcrumbs, making sure to coat completely.

Heat olive oil in a large, nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Cook the chicken breasts for 2 minutes on each side, just until browned.

Place the chicken on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper.  Thickly brush the glaze on all sides and nooks and crannies of the chicken.  If you barely coat the chicken, it just won’t have a lot of flavor, so don’t be shy.

Place in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes.  Serve immediately.

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63 Comments

  1. I know what I am making for dinner tonight ! I will have to throw in French fries for the granddaughter spending the night and day with us !Thanks again, oh Noble Pig!

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  2. snowmoonelk 2

    Mmm. I am drooling! Off to get chicken and maple syrup immediately! Your photos are amazing.

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  3. That’s my kind of quickie as well! I like you way of doing it with the bread crumbs!!!

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  4. What’s the difference between whole grain mustard and regular mustard? Is it the stuff in the bottle?

    It looks fabulous, by the way!

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  5. This sounds great. :)

    Doreen

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  6. Flash Stitcher 6

    Yeah! This will be dinner tonight. Thanks Cathy. I have begun to run out of ideas and now I don’t have to think about what’s for dinner tonight.

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  7. I just took out chicken for dinner tonight – now I know what I’m doing with it:) Yum!

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  8. That looks amazing! I wonder if you could sub honey for the maple syrup? Either way, it looks really tasty!

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  9. yum love it

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  10. Lo! 10

    Nice. I love the maple mustard combo myself! And who can argue with such a nice, quick dinner?

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  11. Simple meals are the best, aren’t they? This looks like another good one to try…thanks Cathy!

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  12. Louise 12

    Yum-o-la! Thanks for sharing this quickie …. weeknight meals are the true test of a home cook. Look at who we are cooking for at that point …. the most important people in our world!

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  13. Sandie 13

    Oooo! A quickie! Love the flavors in this chicken…this sounds wonderful for an easy, weeknight meal.

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  14. These are some of my favorite flavors too. And heaven knows I love a quickie. . .

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  15. Marjie 15

    I like dijon to flavor up bland meats. I also like easy weekday meals.

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  16. marcy 16

    wow that looks yummy!

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  17. Nell 17

    Ohhh, that looks delicious! I love the idea of the whole grain mustard instead of the more traditional dijon!

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  18. Teri 18

    That IS an interesting combination… and who doesn’t love a good quickie!

    I might just have to try this one! You’re recipes have always been awesome so far… whats not to love! Thanks!

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  19. HoneyB 19

    Oh, I definitely will be making this one. Anything with maple and mustard is on my list! YUMMY!

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  20. pam 20

    I like the idea of pan frying the chicken first, instead of just glazing it, which is how I would have lazily done it.

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  21. It does look “delish”. I’m getting hungry again and I just had my breakfast…

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  22. ELRA 22

    Wow Cathy,
    The meal look so delicious, and I love the pumpkin stuffed rice as well. So mouth watering!
    Cheers.

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  23. Cheryl 23

    Omigoodness…yummy yum yum! Two great tastes that look succulent on the chicken. (That mustard sauce coated spoon looks simply lickable!)

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  24. Yum yum yum.

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  25. Ah, my kindred cook friend — how did you know I would be exhausted today and need a “quickie” to pick me up? ; )

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  26. Liz C. 27

    This looks totally scrumptious! I always need good quickie meals, lol.

    I’ve been Christmas shopping over at my blog, so come on over & see what I’d get you if I were rich. Hehehe…

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  27. sharon 28

    The color on these is amazing! Looks like a great & fast meal.

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  28. tipper 29

    Man that sounds goood!!

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  29. dawn 30

    Yeah that does sound good. I love the crust-project going on here…that’s the best part.
    I love how your dining table is decorated for the fall. Mine is decorated with festive newspaper, laundry that needs to be folded and hubby’s books. Festive huh?

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  30. jancd 31

    My daughter had a baby boy last week and I am making dinner for them tonight.
    This is it. I had all the ingredients and it looks delicious! Thanks. Jancd

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  31. Oh My Lands, that chicken sounds good ! My boyfriends-to-be are going to love you when I invite them over for dinner and cook this :)

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  32. this is an awesome recipe. We had it for dinner tonite with butternut squash casserole. I logged in this morning thinking – what’s for dinner tonite? – and as usual NoblePig had my answer – keep ’em coming!

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  33. i like this recipe. i ll try it :)

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  34. yummmy I got s rotisserie chicken that was dry, when does that ever happen? Think I’ll make this honey mustard sauce to fix it up and have some more sweet potato fries!

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  35. It looks great. I filed it under possible when Peter and Family comes. Lori loves chicken.

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  36. MsMVNJ 37

    Wow…that looks good!

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  37. marye 38

    this looks awesome…mmmm…

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  38. OMG does that look good! Lucky for me I have all the ingredients–I think I’ll make it tomorrow!!

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  39. Bunny 40

    Another good one Cathy! I don’t have maple syrup do you think it would be ok with honey??

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  40. Melissa 41

    That glaze looks WOOOOOW. Love this one Cathy, really fantastic. I just clicked through that rice dish too. Oof.

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  41. Excuse me….do you have any Grey Poupon?

    Remember that commercial? Or, did it only play in Canada?

    Looks delicious. Like schnitzel meets dijon.

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  42. Gosh that looks tasty.

    I often pull the chicken breast out of the freezer (or pick a couple up at the market) with out a plan. Now I have another quickie up my sleeve.

    And really, who doesn’t need a quickie now & then? I’m used to spending an hour plus on dinner, and then my husband wants to know why I’m too sick of the kitchen to do the dishes.

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  43. Katie 44

    That looks delicious! We will definitely try it!

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  44. A quickie but a goodie! yummmm

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  45. I found a YouTube clip of the Grey Poupon commercial: link to youtube.com

    My brother and I used to try to do this to neighbouring cars with a straight face.

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  46. M Ayers 47

    I just found you by way of CDW. I love your blog…and the way your personality can be seen through your words.

    I also cannot wait to make the chicken!Thanks a bunch for the recipe.

    Monique

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  47. Pam 48

    I love finding new chicken recipes and this looks so tasty. Can’t wait to try this one.

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  48. grace 49

    i’ve been rendered speechless. fortunately, i can still type. :)
    that glaze sounds STELLAR. it’d be good on chicken, pork, or frankly, by the spoonful.

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  49. Jeff 50

    I love this chicken idea and simple is always better!

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  50. OOh tried this last night and it was yummy I think the glazed would be delish on some wings as well. I love very quick meals and this was exactly that. Served with broiled asparagus

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  51. Katrina 52

    That looks SO good. Love the photos. Can’t wait to try this one! Always looking for something simple and tasty and new! Thanks.

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  52. I can’t believe that the cake only has 2 ingredients!! I just sent the link to my Mom, she’ll be aaaaaaall over that.

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  53. Egghead 54

    Looks good Cathy. I love quick and easy especially on a week night.

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  54. Deborah 55

    This recipe is right up my alley!

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  55. Kevin 56

    That chicken looks so tasty!

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  56. Ned 57

    I’m not much of a maple syrup maven so I’m trying to decide what to substitute but I LOVE YOUR SITE! The pix are gorgeous darling.
    I will be back

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  57. Biz 58

    You posted this before I knew you! 😀

    Tony doesn’t like sweet with meat, so I’ll save this for one of my lunches – I’ve even been to a Mustard Museum in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, this is how much I love mustard!

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  58. Alexandra 59

    I tried this recipe when I was home from college over the weekend. It was absolutely delicious, great combo of flavors.

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  59. Alexandra 60

    I tried this recipe when I was home from college this weekend. It was absolutely delicious, great combo of flavors!!

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  60. Another great one from Cuisine at Home. I’ll be making this this week – and hopefully drinking my Noble Pig Pinot with it! Thanks for sharing!

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  61. Andrea 62

    Can you share your favorite Rice Dish that you normally serve with this chicken? The link is no longer available.

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  62. Susan Long 63

    Late to seeing this recipe, in the oven now.. Looks fabulous. Can’t wait!

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