Sweet Mustard Glazed Chicken Thighs
Photo: Sweet mustard glazed chicken thighs. Maple syrup and smoke make an interesting combination.
There’s something amazing when you include maple syrup in a marinade. I make Thanksgiving turkey with a brine that includes some syrup and other flavorings. This chicken recipe is very different and very tasty. Give it a try next time you decide on chicken for dinner. The original recipe did not include honey, I tasted the marinade, and thought it needed to be sweeter. So I decided to add a glob of honey. Brown sugar or more maple syrup may have worked as well.
Adapted from All Fired Up, from the editors of Southern Living
Indirect grilling, 350 F / 177 C to 400 F / 204 C
1/2 cup Dijon mustard (I used ball park yellow mustard since it was all I had in the fridge)
1/4 cup maple syrup
A dollop of honey (adjust to taste)
2 Tbs white vinegar
2 Tbs soy sauce (low sodium)
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (adjust to taste)
1/8 tsp sea salt (adjust to taste)
Pack of thighs or your favorite parts
Whisk all marinade ingredients. Place chicken parts in a gallon size zip-top bag, and marinate at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. I know. It's a creepy color. But tasty.
Set up the grill for indirect grilling and preheat to 350 to 400 degrees F.
Place the chicken parts bone side down, and cover your cooker.
Roast until the internal temperature reaches 180 degrees F.
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