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Simple Maple Mustard Chicken Recipe

For make-ahead convenience, Lynda Ebel of Medicine Hat, Alberta marinates these chicken breasts overnight. "Their sweet and mustardy flavor goes well with baked potatoes and a tossed salad. They'd make delightful chicken sandwiches, too," she says.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 to 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 1-1/2 pounds)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Reserve 1/4 cup for basting; cover and refrigerate. Pour remaining marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add chicken. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 4-8 hours, turning occasionally. Drain and discard marinade.
  • 2. Grill, uncovered, over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Grill 6-8 minutes longer or until a meat thermometer reads 170°, basting with the reserved marinade and turning occasionally. Yield: 6 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.