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Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

Maple-Mustard Glazed Chicken

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 6oz skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (I used 6 smaller organic breasts)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup fat-free lower-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup use the real stuff!
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 medium garlic cloves thinly sliced (I used 3 cloves…love garlic!)
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp stone-ground mustard

Instructions

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