TND – Get Your Asparagus While It Lasts

June 11, 2014

asparagus to roast

Dinner June 3rd – Get Your Asparagus While It Lasts
Man Pleasin’ Chicken
Roasted Asparagus
Sweet Potato & Apple Puree

Man Pleasin’ Chicken
If you can say the name of this recipe without twanging a little, well you’re a better person than I am and possibly less easily amused.  I can confirm that the one man at dinner was well pleased, as were the seven ladies also in attendance.  If you wish for a more decorous, or gender neutral name, you could call it Maple-Dijon Chicken which sounds fancier? Frencher at any rate. No matter what you choose to call it, I highly recommend that you run out and make this immediately, because the effort to pay off ratio on this recipe is just off the charts in your favor.  It is crazy easy to throw together, and ends up looking and tasting good enough to serve for company.

pleasin chicken

1 ½ lb boneless/skinless chicken thighs (about 6)
½ cup Dijon mustard
¼ cup maple syrup
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
(finely minced herb of choice)

Preheat your oven to 450.  Line an oven proof baking dish with foil.

Whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, and vinegar.

Trim any excess fat/tendons from the chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper.  Pour the mustard-maple syrup mixture over the chicken thighs, turning them to coat fully.

Bake for 40-45 minutes (or until a meat thermometer reads 165), basting the chicken with the sauce about halfway through.  Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes before serving.  Sprinkle chicken with finely minced herbs (thyme, rosemary, whatever floats your boat), and serve with extra sauce on the side.

Roasted Asparagus

Recipe previously given:  Seasonal In Spite of Myself

roasted asparagus

Sweet Potato & Apple Puree

Recipe previously given:  What’s Making Me Happy This Week – although this time I deployed my immersion blender to achieve a creamily smooth puree rather than a chunky mash.





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