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Maple-Thyme Chicken Thighs

We eat a lot of chicken at our house, and figuring out different ways to serve it gets challenging. My family went nuts for the cozy maple flavors in this recipe, so now I share it at potlucks, too. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/2 pounds)


  • In a small bowl, mix the first five ingredients. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  • Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Brush frequently with mustard mixture during the last 4 minutes of cooking.
Nutrition Facts
1 chicken thigh: 188 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 21g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat.

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  • WineGirl1959
    Nov 19, 2017

    Wonderful floor combination! It got rave reviews from all. I will be making this again and again! Roasted legs/thighs in oven, it was fantastic.

  • LPHJKitchen
    Mar 21, 2017

    I was skeptical about the flavor combination but it was VERY good! I really liked the glaze - I made extra. We didn't grill but cooked the chicken in the skillet. Will definitely be added to our dinner rotation!

  • artless
    Dec 18, 2016

    These flavors do not go especially well together, nor do they serve as a decent chicken glaze. This was an especially 'weird'-tasting chicken as far as my taste buds are concerned. submitted by 'artless'

  • ppolen
    Nov 3, 2015

    A great addition to the regular rotation of chicken recipes! I used fresh thyme & broiled the chicken (since it isn't grilling weather at the moment). I doubled the glaze for 12 thighs, and it was more than enough.

  • shannondobos
    Oct 20, 2015

    How exciting to be the first to review this recipe! Just as the description states, I too was looking for a new way to prepare chicken. This flavor combination can't be beat! I used dried thyme, and for me this made enough to glaze 8 small chicken thighs. I thinly sliced the leftovers for a sandwich, which my husband said was delicious. This will definitely make the regular rotation!