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Your entire family will love this Easy Skillet Maple Dijon Chicken recipe! Just 20 minutes in the pan with an easy Maple Dijon glaze.  

I think you know that I'm here for the easy recipes. In fact, that's why I started this blog, to share recipes that work for weeknights. I've shared quite a few weeknight recipe lately, like this Asian Chicken Rice Bowl and this Sriracha Chicken with Mango Salsa. Chicken is a staple for us, but I always try to add a TON of flavor to the dish so that it pleases my husband, who loves bold flavors. 

"Absolutely delicious and super easy! Will be making this again...even For company!"- Daverne, Pinterest User

Easy Maple Dijon Chicken

Easy recipes aside, I need to whine a little bit. I'm tired. SO tired. September is my busiest month at the day job, and every year, it wears me out. I usually takes me until November to feel rested again!

Food bloggers should never admit that they've been phoning it in for their family's dinners, but here I am, telling you all that for the last month, I've been struggling in a major way. We've done a whole lot of carry out and freezer meals lately.

Last week, I decided I needed to actually cook a hot meal, and this Easy Skillet Maple Dijon Chicken fit the bill! I used restaurant techniques to cook the chicken in the skillet and finished with a super easy maple and dijon mustard glaze! I paired it with a super easy pre-made salad. 

Easy Maple Dijon Chicken

I am a HUGE fan of both bagged salads and pre-cut veggies, you know the kind you steam in the bag? Yeah, I like those. Because when I have these in the fridge, I KNOW they will get used. If I buy fresh green beans that need to be washed and snapped, they might go unused. I really shouldn't admit this! It's just the truth, sometimes I'm short on time and I go the easy route. And, I think that an easy bagged salad is the perfect pairing for this maple chicken recipe!

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How to Make Maple Dijon Chicken (Maple Chicken): 

Yield: 3

Easy Skillet Maple Dijon Chicken

Easy Skillet Maple Dijon Chicken

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp vegetable or olive oil
  • 3 chicken breasts, fresh or dethawed
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard*
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add oil to large, non-stick skillet and heat on medium-high heat.
  2. Pat chicken breasts dry with paper towel and lightly season with salt and pepper. Add to pan, allow to sear for 10 minutes. Do not move the chicken breasts while they are searing.
  3. Flip them over and then cover with a lid. Allow to sear/steam for another 10 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, mix together the maple syrup, dijon mustard and cayenne pepper in a small bowl.
  5. Using a brush, brush the maple dijon glaze onto the chicken breasts, flip, and do the same on the other side. Allow to cook for another 1-2 minutes. Serve.

Notes

  • *I usually use the whole grain/stone ground mustard, like Grey Poupon. Use what you have on hand!

 

Easy Maple Dijon Chicken, ready in just over 20 minutes in your skillet!

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