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Man Pleasing Chicken from Pinterest

I love chicken. But, sometimes, chicken can get a little bland! Can you feel me?

I was searching Pinterest the other day and I came across a simple chicken dish called “Man Pleasing Chicken.” I figured by the title, it had to be pretty damn good. I read through the ingredients and it wasn’t THAT unhealthy so I decided to give it a try.

Lo and behold-it was like my taste buds exploded inside my mouth. My husband and son couldn’t agree more! I was stunned at how simple this chicken was to make, but moreso at how much flavor was packed into it.



I am pretty sure you are thinking, “Ok Sia, shut up and give me the damn recipe!!”


  • Chicken thighs- 1 package
  • Dijon mustard- 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup- 1/4 cup
  • Rice/rice wine vinegar- 1 tablespoon
  • Fresh rosemary
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 450º F.
  2. Then, mix together 1/2 cup of dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of rice/rice wine vinegar.
  3. Put 1.5 pounds of boneless, skinless chicken thighs into a foil-lined or disposable oven-proof, 8×8 inch baking dish. Six thighs came in my package, which made enough to serve 3 people.
  4. Then, salt and pepper the thighs. Pour your maple mustard mixture over them, turning the thighs in the mixture so they are fully coated.
  5. Put the chicken thighs into the oven, and let them bake for 40 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165ºF. Baste the tops of the chicken with the sauce half way through.
  6. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving. Plate the chicken, whisk the sauce that remains in the baking dish, and then spoon the extra sauce over the top. Sprinkle over some fresh rosemary.


I served my Man Pleasing Chicken with maple baked beans and asparagus. Simple, yet tasty!



Needless to say, I will be making this dinner again!


Your trainer and friend,