Wicked Good Chicken

The only thing to say about this chicken is that you really must try it!  It is incredibly easy to prepare, will make your kitchen smell phenomenal, and will delight you with it’s amazing flavor.  Without a doubt, this is a go-to weeknight recipe.  I polled my family on a good name for this dish, and a mere mention of the key ingredients just didn’t seem to do it justice.  It deserved more.  “Wicked good” seemed to sum it up. Slice leftovers atop Apple Pecan Spring Greens with Honey Dijon Vinaigrette for a fabulous round-two dinner.

Wicked Good Chicken
  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (could substitute honey)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • kosher or sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • dried or fresh rosemary (optional)
  1. Mix Dijon, maple syrup, and vinegar together in a medium-size bowl.  Place chicken in a 9×13 baking dish and pour mustard mixture over the top.  Flip chicken so that it is fully coated with sauce.  Then sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper, as well as a little dried, crushed rosemary or minced, fresh rosemary, if desired.
  2. Bake at 450 degrees for about 20 minutes, depending on size of chicken breasts, or until chicken is just cooked through.  Half way through cooking time, spoon some of the sauce from the baking dish over chicken.  Allow chicken to rest for five minutes before serving.
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 For the accompanying recipe for Smashed Roasted Potatoes, click here.

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  3. Mary Lou Keller

    Just found this and think I will make tonight with the chicken tenders I have thawed. I think it will go well with the butternut squash bake I am making.

    It is easy and I just happen to have all these ingredients on hand!

  4. Jennifer Schad

    Wicked awesome chicken! My children told me that this meal was the best dinner I have ever made! Love Fountain Kitchen ‘s recipes!

  5. Judy

    Made this last night for dinner. Next time, I’ll need to make a double batch as this was a huge hit! The sauce is so flavorful anything could go along side. I did make spaghetti squash along with this and added some grape tomatoes, black olives, shaved parmesan and some greek marinade/dressing. I’d like to try this with chicken thighs! I sent this recipes to several of my girlfriends because it is so simmple to make it’s ridiculous and it tastes so good!

    1. Ann

      Your spaghetti squash side dish sounds like a perfect accompaniment for this chicken recipe, Judy. I am thrilled this was a hit and hope your girlfriends enjoy it, too!

  6. Sue Goddard

    My husband and I had the WIcked Good Chicken for dinner tonight….we liked it very much….easy to prepare, I will have this recipe again..
    Thank you, love your website…