Maple Honey Mustard Chicken

Sometimes you just look at chicken and say “now what?”  I’ve fried it, baked it, BBQed it in a phethora of sauces, sauteed, stirfried…. You get my drift.  Chicken is one of those things that you can do a million thing to and they all taste great but coming up with something different can be frustrating.  Everyone has their tried and true ways of cooking chicken so when you feel the need to get out of that rut the endless options out there can be mind boggling.

I’d like to say my recipe solves that problem.  It doesn’t.  In fact it just adds yet another way to cook chicken to the never ending list.  But I can tell you this.  This is a perfect way to BBQ chicken.  The marinade is simple yet subtle.  It flavors the chicken but doesn’t become the center piece that takes away the smokiness you want which is the reason you are BBQing in the first place.

The sauce all begins with the mustard.  Maille makes a great sweet and tangy honey mustard along with their classic Dijon that blends well with the oil and maple syrup resulting in a great chicken marinade.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

The recipe is simple.  I took one whole jar of the honey mustard, whisked it with 1/2 cup maple syrup and 1/4 oil.  I use the oil to help keep the chicken from sticking to the grill.  I placed the marinade in a resealable plastic bag along with a ton of chicken legs and let them marinade in the fridge overnight.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

My father in law had this handy chicken leg cooker I had given him a while back and it worked perfect for the chicken.  We placed the rack in a foil baking dish, added a cup of orange to the bottom and cooked the chicken for about 30 minutes on med-high.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

The orange juice steams away keeping the chicken moist, the leg pan keep the chicken off the grill and sticking, and because of their upright position they self baste making them fall off the bone juicy.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty GardenerOnce the juices no longer run pink it’s time to serve them up.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

My father in law created this amazing portable buffet table out of an old BBQ.  Perfect because it can move anywhere and provide extra space when having a large feast or to just keep your dining table less cluttered.  Great way to salvage an old BBQ frame.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

Thanks to the great marinade your chicken is super moist and has a wonderful sweet and tangy flavor.

Maple Honey Mustard Chicken from The Tasty Gardener

 

*I received from Maille coupons to try any of their products free of charge.  All the opinions in this post as solely mine though Maille mustard has been in  my fridge long before receiving these coupons. 

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