Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

3.14 from 30 votes

5-Ingredients is all it takes for this sweet & savory dish.

Is chicken a regular member of your weekly dinner rotation? We don’t blame you. When it comes to this budget-friendly staple, the options are seemingly endless. If you find yourself making the same recipes on repeat, we’ve got some delicious inspiration to help you shake things up. These sweet and savory Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs will give your typical chicken dinner a mouthwatering makeover.

Easy and Budget-Friendly

These maple mustard chicken thighs are an easy and budget-friendly dinner.

This Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs recipe is a cinch to whip up and will have dinner on the table fast. With just five simple ingredients, this foolproof recipe will probably even save you a grocery store trip!

We love chicken thighs here at Skinny Ms. The savory staple cooks quickly and yields moist and delicious meat. Not to mention that, besides tasting downright scrumptious, chicken thighs are incredibly budget-friendly and substantial!

Flavor Potential of Chicken Thighs

Our tender and juicy chicken thighs are full of flavor potential.

This dish spotlights the true delectable potential of chicken thighs. In this brilliant recipe, the tasty, sophisticated depth of flavor comes from the mouthwatering marinade that decorates chicken.

Despite its impressive taste, this sauce couldn’t be easier to throw together. Yellow mustard teams up with maple syrup to bring you a tangy-sweet, stress-free concoction that’ll have your taste buds singing. Who knew two ordinary ingredients could form such a delicious duo?

Prefer Chicken Breasts Instead?

You can easily sub in chicken breasts for thighs in this recipe. Simply reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees F and cook for 25 to 30 minutes. You should always check that your chicken is cooked thoroughly. Chicken is safe to consume when it has an internal temperature of 165 degree F.

You can also modify the recipe for the Instant Pot if you’re using breasts instead of thighs. Simply reduce cooking time to 18 to 20 minutes. That will ensure that chicken breasts are shredded easily with a fork but aren’t too “stringy.”

Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs Serving Suggestions

Serve these maple mustard chicken thighs on a bed of fresh lettuce or with a side of potatoes!

While you can certainly serve these luscious Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs alone, you could also create a complete meal with these serving suggestions:

  • Serve over rice or Cauliflower Rice.
  • Scoop on top of a Baked Potato.
  • Make a sandwich with a whole wheat bun, sourdough bread, or a multi-grain sandwich thin.
  • Spoon over fresh romaine and add grape tomatoes, cucumber, and red onion for a hearty salad.
  • Shake up your taco Tuesday by making Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs tacos.
  • Toss with roasted vegetables for a low-carb lunch or dinner. Check out these Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and Vegetables for inspiration!

This waistline-friendly recipe also happens to pack a protein punch: It contains a whopping 30 grams of protein per serving! That means it’ll keep you feeling full and satisfied for hours on end. And with just 268 calories, you can ensure this healthy recipe won’t tip the scale. We hope you enjoy!

3.14 from 30 votes

Maple Mustard Chicken Thighs

Tender, sweet, zesty fall-apart chicken thighs, cooked in maple syrup and yellow mustard. Simple ingredients with sophisticated flavor that pairs well with many different sides.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Yield 6 people
Serving Size 0.5 cups
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 2 pounds boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine yellow mustard, maple syrup and salt. Stir to combine thoroughly.
  • Pour chicken broth in an oven-proof baking dish. Place chicken thighs in baking dish. Pour maple mustard mixture over chicken, distributing evenly.
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Serve whole or shredded as a sandwich

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cups | Calories: 268kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 491mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 8
Keywords Budget-Friendly

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Chef Sallie

Chef Sallie is a personal chef, recipe developer, cookbook author, and culinary instructor. She specializes in providing healthy meals for athletes, designed to prevent injury, promote healing and provide fuel for peak athletic performance. Her recipes are designed to use seasonal, whole ingredients. Her in-home and virtual cooking classes show her clients which ingredients can be used to help treat specific health issues and improve their quality of life. She is dedicated to the idea that delicious, healthy meals can be easily prepared and accessible regardless of budget.

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