Man Pleasing Chicken


What a name! I feel really inclined to say ‘people pleasing chicken’ but then I feel terribly cheesy. When I pinned it, that’s what it was called and it went on my kitchen recipe card like that! For the record, the only ‘man’ that ate it was my 12 year old who declared it ‘boy pleasing chicken’.

There are times when I feel like spending the whole afternoon in the kitchen dicing, stirring, mixing and washing. This meal is for those afternoons when I don’t – or when I can’t. The sauce has just three ingredients (four if you count the black pepper) but sometimes that’s all you need and in this case, these three ingredients play off each other so well it tastes like there is more to it than that. It’s a little sharp but has a sweetness to it and is very juicy, it just falls apart with your fork. The best part about it of course is that you can pop it in the oven and get back to whatever else you need to do before dinner time!

I served this with basmati rice and green beans. The rice was a great combo with this chicken because the sauce works well with it as well. We poured the leftover sauce on the rice. Wee One #1 loved it and the other two liked it enough to eat most of it – which is pretty rare around here.

Man Pleasing Chicken

2-4 chicken breasts
1/2 cup of dijon mustard
1/4 cup of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of rice/rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons black pepper

Just whisk together the mustard, maple syrup and rice vinegar and pour over the chicken breasts in a casserole dish. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cook for 45 minutes at 350.

Man Pleasing Chicken
Man Pleasing Chicken


  1. Pamela  •  Jan 28, 2013 @9:02 am

    The name is funny. There’s nothing inherently manly about the ingredients — sweet = girl to me. Must have pleased the originator’s man tho! Sounds delish.

    Right? Mustard maaaaaaybe, but I mean I don’t think manly unless it’s a huge steak with the cheapy steak sauce haha. I agree it must have pleased the creator’s man!

  2. Natalie  •  Jan 31, 2013 @8:45 pm

    Now thats some good chicken, for me!

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