Anyway, I have one board filled with Recipes. Mostly dinner type stuff. On occasion, when inspired (or when I have to cook for people other than my own family) I will look through this board hoping to be inspired...
I came across this recipe awhile back and thought it looked interesting and also easy, which is a good combination for the time hassled person. But I didn't like the name of the recipe (Man pleasing Chicken) because #1: There is no man to please in my house and #2: There is just something about cooking to please a man that gets my feminist hackles all in a fuss and #3 I want to please ALL of us...which can be tricky in any family.
So here is my attempt to recreate it, but with a new name and a few slight adjustments. We mostly liked it. William didn't love it, but he rarely loves anything, particularly meat. I also sliced it up cold and put it on a salad for lunch later in the week and thought it was yummy.
I'm wondering if it would work in a crock-pot. Someone try that and tell me how it went.
ALL THE PEOPLE PLEASING CHICKEN
You will need:
- 2 1/2-3 lbs of chicken
- 1 cup dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 Tb rice wine vinegar
- Preheat oven to 450
- Oil down or spray a baking dish or casserole (or you could also line it with foil)
- Pat down chicken w/ paper towel and salt & pepper those babies; place in dish
- Mix up mustard, syrup and vinegar
- Pour mixture over chicken
- Cover and put in oven for about 40 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
I flipped my chicken, removed the lid and spooned the sauce up over the chicken half way through.
I wish I had cut that one enormous breast in half length wise...and think that thighs would also work really well in this recipe.
I think this would feed a family of about 4-6 pretty easily.
Try it! Tell me how it goes.