Before you look at this recipe and think “Ew…mustard,” let me be the first to say that I am not a mustard person at all. In the line of condiments, mustard is probably my least favorite and I actually never use it.
When I stumbled upon some of these recipes on Pinterest, I was a little weary to try it because of the mustard AND maple syrup component. I read through the comments that said, “THIS IS THE BEST CHICKEN RECIPE EVER” and I decided to give it a shot.
This recipe is so simple because it only uses 4 ingredients. In my personal experience, you MUST use Dijon mustard because it gives it that sweet and tangy taste that makes the chicken delicious. So let’s get right to it then!
40 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast (about 4 large breasts)
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup Dijon mustard
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1. Mix maple syrup, Dijon mustard, and rice wine vinegar in a bowl until incorporated well.
2. Cut chicken breast in half (not mandatory, just how I prefer mine) and place a small amount of the mustard mix on the bottom of the Crock Pot.
3. Place a few pieces of chicken in the Crock Pot, followed by the mustard mixture. Continue until all chicken is in the Crock Pot and covered with the sauce.
4. Cook on high for 4 hours.
**Makes about 10, 4 ounce servings of chicken)
Serving size: 3 ounces cooked chicken and about 1.5 tbsp of sauce
Protein: 26.0 grams
Carbohydrates: 11.2 grams
Fiber: 0 grams
Fat: 1.0 grams
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Like I said, I was skeptical about combining mustard and maple syrup together, but this combination is deadly! It is the perfect blend of sweet and tangy to cover the chicken. I have made this multiple times and it is definitely one of my GO TO recipes for bulk lean meats.
Sometimes I even make it in the oven if I’m short on time. The directions are the same, just cook at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes and you have a ton of lean protein prepped in no time!
When I create recipes, I do it to try to keep the carb and fat content low, so that I can fill those with other foods or even some treats. This one is perfect because it only has 11.2 grams of carbs but tastes like it should have way more!
So enjoy, and let me know what you think!