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Maple Mustard Chicken Recipe

Maple Mustard Chicken Recipe

This chicken recipe is one of my husband's favorites. It only calls for four ingredients, and we try to have them on hand all the time for a delicious and cozy dinner. —Jennifer Seidel, Midland, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 3 hours YIELD:6 servings


  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • Hot cooked brown rice


  • 1. Place chicken in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the syrup, mustard and tapioca; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours or until tender. Serve with rice.
    Freeze option: Cool chicken in sauce. Freeze in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through slowly in a covered skillet until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth or water if necessary. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 289 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 2g fiber), 35g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 5 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.

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trakehner1 User ID: 8827789 254043
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Simple to prepare and cook. Husband loved it. I put it over yellow rice and it was delicious! I might add more Stone Ground Mustard for a more spicy taste. Otherwise this is a keeper!"

annecooks User ID: 8360491 238542
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2015

"I made this, although it didn't sound too appetizing, I thought I might be surprised and like it. Well, I should have gone with my first instinct... We couldn't eat it."

Kathyjordan User ID: 6897948 237580
Reviewed Nov. 18, 2015

"Lacked flavor I thought"

jdschuet User ID: 7464245 236962
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2015

"The combination of maple and chicken did not taste good. My family was very disappointed."

Orbs User ID: 7287623 229028
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2015

"I cut recipe in half. I used Bone Suckin' mustard and Quorn meatless chicken cutlets I served over tortellini. We enjoyed tapioca pudding for dessert. Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing this recipe."

muffbear74 User ID: 209131 225240
Reviewed Apr. 22, 2015

"easy and tasty. I may try it in the oven next time, since other reviewers seemed to prefer it."

CCorella User ID: 6757609 222534
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2015

"Made this last night, and although it was easy to fix just wasn't what I had hoped it to be. I didn't care for the flavors at all."

pklocke User ID: 1745962 220104
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2015

"easy but not as flavorful as I thought it would be. If I make it again, I would do it on the stovetop and add some cider vinegar as it says to on Cooking Light"

dancingfool User ID: 7427237 114118
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"We did it in the oven and it was delicious! Didn't have time to do slow cooker as it was a last minute dinner, it was really quick and easy."

germanycook User ID: 6411056 164077
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2014

"Good and easy! I did change the recipe a bit - added salt and a bit of brown sugar, no tapioca, poured it over the chicken and baked it covered at 350 for 1-1/4 hours. Yum!"

Let Them Eat Cheesecake User ID: 6964697 181399
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2014

"Didn't look as pretty as the picture but it was good. It was a good change when on a diet and eating lots of chicken!"

AndreaO User ID: 6723590 99423
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2013

"I make a LOT of chicken dishes and my family gets tired of it. This was a refreshing new flavor that everyone enjoyed -- and it was so easy, which I appreciated."

August1 User ID: 1850683 163999
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"This was terrible. We couldn't even eat it. I will never make this again."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 163998
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2013

"This was super easy and very flavorful. Adding with rice and a nice salad made a great dinner."

Bonito User ID: 1630276 180559
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"I made this but added about half a cup of bbq sauce and it was really good and oh so easy."

[email protected] User ID: 2253791 181806
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2013

"chicken was very bland (and I added salt, pepper, & onion powder). Sauce was decent, though. Too bad it wasn't a good recipe - it sure was easy."

TheDix User ID: 607421 181804
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2013

"This goes together in a flash. A bit on the blandish sweet side. I used skinless breasts with the bone and cooked them longer."

mjmurphy User ID: 1434956 185157
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2012

"This is a wonderful recipe. We have made this several times and it is perfection everytime. Thank you!"

eview User ID: 934468 181802
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2012

"Very simple and extremely yummy!"

KitchenWren User ID: 1133729 166059
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"Tried this recipe and it was agreed on by all as a "make again" recipe. Put this one in my favorite's folder so I can find it easily. So simple! I used 4 boneless chicken breasts so I reduced the amounts of the other ingredients accordingly. I also lightly browned the chicken in a skillet before placing in my slow-cooker. Served it with quinoa, and it paired well with the delicious juices from the slow-cooker. Looking forward to making this again!"

Jeannines1949 User ID: 1151988 124436
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2011

"This is one of the best recipes. Sooooo easy! I also used cornstarch to thicken as I didn't have tapioca. Sauce is very flavourful. This recipe is definitely a keeper."

mommamia38 User ID: 6313966 180557
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2011

"very bland , just kind of an odd taste. no one in my family cared for it"

nikkid202002 User ID: 6187382 144203
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Didn't like the flavor"

patriotsgrl User ID: 1783910 183196
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2011

"my husband and I didn't care for this recipe"

WinterDreamer User ID: 1932152 144201
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2011

"Great recipe! I only cook for myself and an elderly person so I thought 6 chicken breasts was way to much for me to bother with. However I tried it anyway. We had it for supper and individually froze the other 5 pieces with the sauce. It freezes great and it make a handy meat dish for unexpected company. Just thaw it out and reheat in microwave. This dish will be a freezer staple for me. And its being diabetic friendly was a super bonus!"

dverzic User ID: 762717 114367
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

"I use a very similar recipe for pork roast. The only thing different is I add crushed rosemary."

farfennoodle User ID: 523922 166058
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2011

"Stone ground mustard is mustard - just grainer and more robust. You can find it wherever mustard is sold. We tried this recipe this weekend and really liked it. I think the leftovers will be even better. I followed the recipe exactly except used corn starch as others suggested because I had it on hand."

qrqthch3 User ID: 183850 181257
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2011

"I am anxious to make this but What is stone ground mustard?"

azalia78 User ID: 6002909 181799
Reviewed May. 24, 2011

"Wow! What a surprise! Not too sweet, just right. I love it! & I'm sure my family will. Serving it tonight."

celette User ID: 5415635 99422
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Made this for my first dinner party ever. So nice to get the main dish in the pot so that I can run around dealing with everything else. Everyone loved it. They were really surprised how moist the slow-cooker chicken was.

I also used cornstarch instead of tapioca."

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 124433
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"This is OMG Delicious!...a new family favorite! Instead of the tapioca (which I didn't have on hand) I thickened the sauce by stirring into liquid in slow cooker (after removing cooked chicken) 1 1/2 T. cornstarch dissolved in 1 1/2 T. cold water."

MamaBear455 User ID: 765958 99421
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"This is the simplest recipe ever. Used sugar free maple syrup rather than regular. Served it with mashed potatoes rather than rice. Still excellent. Will be a frequent part of our diet now. mf"

Kazpel User ID: 462070 124378
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2010

"This is one of the best recipes ever. The chicken is so moist and tender. Anytime I make it, someone asks for the recipe."

DeDee Hicks User ID: 1141773 210794
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2010

"This recipe is very easy to make and the taste is very good. I served it with fried rice with julienned carrots and broccoli flowerettes."

nikita1 User ID: 1246206 185150
Reviewed Jan. 30, 2010

"This recipe is the ultimate in simplicity and taste. I have made it every week since finding the recipe on line. Thank you for sharing it with all of us. nd"

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