Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Easy Company Fare: Mustard Crusted Chicken Thighs

Everyone needs a few tried and true chicken recipes in their repertoire … the kind of recipes that only use a few staple ingredients and can be whipped up in a flash for a weeknight dinner.

This is one of those recipes.

It was an idea that came about while we were looking through the pantry, trying to think of what to have for dinner (an all-too-common occurrence, but one that often meets with mixed results). I had a package of chicken thighs that needed to be used, but no time to marinate them as I normally would.

So, I decided to rely on flavorful staples I had lying around -- a few tablespoons of mustard, fresh herbs and a bit of wine. I decided a bit of butter would keep the baked chicken moist, while ensuring a bit of caramelization on the exterior. And what started off as an impromptu experiment turned into one of the most delicious recipes I've come up with in a long time.

These delicious chicken thighs are impressive enough to serve to impromptu guests, but they feel just as at home alongside a pile of fluffy mashed potatoes and green beans.

There are more great recipes where this one came from! We created this dish as part of our work with the Go Bold with Butter blog, where you'll find an amazing collection of delicious recipes using real butter.



  1. Sometimes the best recipes come from those off the cuff ideas and last minute inspirations.

  2. I've seen your previous post but I love this one. Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing!! private chef in austin


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