One of the major hurdles to overcome with eating real food, is the time it takes to prepare everything. You essentially have to plan most meals ahead of time to be successful. This recipe is so exciting because it is so quick and easy to prepare. If you have five minutes, you can make this meal. It takes 45 minutes to cook, but that is 45 minutes in the oven not requiring any of your time. My friend had dinner with us the night I made this chicken, and said it was “Kentucky Fried Chicken good.” I promise you, these ingredients put KFC ingredients to shame.
I used thighs because my kids love them, but breasts will work too. Dark meat in poultry is healthier than you might think, according to a study by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine. A nutrient called taurine, found abundantly in poultry dark meat, significantly lowered the risk of coronary heart disease in women with high cholesterol, the study revealed. Taurine is a nutrient known to aid in anti-inflammation, blood pressure regulation, healthy nerve function, the production of bile acid, which breaks down fat, and other important functions. Taurine may also help protect against diabetes and high blood pressure. (Source) Further, dark meat has more nutritional value than white meat. Turkey and chicken dark meat has more B vitamins, iron, and zinc than their lighter counterparts – and dark meat is an excellent source of the antioxidant selenium.
Mustard-Glazed Chicken Thighs
- 1/4 cup melted unsalted butter or coconut oil
- 2 tbsp gluten-free mustard (we used Annie’s Dijon mustard)
- 1/2 tsp dried sage
- 1/2 tsp salt (we used Himalayan pink salt)
- black pepper to taste
- 12 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (6 breasts will work too)
1. Combine butter, mustard, sage, salt and pepper in a bowl.
2. Place thighs in a baking dish and brush the mustard glaze over each one.
3. Cook at 425 °F for 45 minutes.
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