Maple Dijon Chicken Thighs
Maple Dijon Chicken

I found this recipe on Pinterest where I think it has made the rounds thousands of times. I’ve seen it multiple times, and I guess I just tried it this week because maple chicken felt perfect for autumn. I can’t say that I love the fact that the original recipe from Witty in the City is called “Man-Pleasing Chicken,” but don’t let that stop you from trying it.

2 lb. (2 per person) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
salt and pepper
3/4 cup dijon mustard
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 1/2 TB. rice wine vinegar
1 TB. fresh rosemary, chopped

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix mustard, syrup and vinegar together. Place chicken thighs in a foil-lined baking pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour mustard mixture over the chicken and turn them so that the thighs are well-coated with the sauce.

Bake chicken for 40-45 minutes, basting them with the sauce approximately 20 minutes into baking. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes and sprinkle fresh rosemary on top to serve.

Roasted Potatoes with Green Beans

A simple side dish, that depending on how you look at it, either lightens up a typical potato dish or makes a side of green beans a bit heartier.

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6 medium red or yukon gold potatoes, sliced thinly
1 lb. green beans, ends trimmed
2 TB. olive oil
salt and pepper

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Toss potatoes and green beans in olive oil and salt and pepper to taste and spread on a baking sheet (you may need two so the vegetables aren’t on top of each other). Roast for 20-25 minutes, checking them after 15 minutes to make sure the potatoes don’t burn.