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Colorful Eats: Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

Mustard Roasted Chicken ThighsI'm about to head off for some much needed rest and relaxation. In our current times, I hope that we all can recognize when we need to step away from it all to rejuvenate and refresh. It's that time for me. It's critical at any time but especially now when the world is a bit chaotic and frenzied. So my wish for you everyday is peace and harmony - may you find you find your way to your own Shangri-la. And good food.

But before I left, I just had to share the Home Chef Extraordinaire's latest flavorful take on chicken. This time, he's using thighs and he's concocted a dish that's great for lunch or dinner and perfect for kid's meals. The taste key is the use of fresh rosemary. It adds a depth of flavor to the dish and with the spicy brown mustard, provides an aromatic tanginess that is oh-so palate appealing. As is always his custom, to keep the dish healthy and juicy, the preparation is done in an Air Fryer but this main dish can be prepared in the oven as well. While the dish itself is not extremely colorful, you must admit that the addition of steamed brussel sprouts and carrots all on my beautiful serving platter makes it all photo fabulous! You can find the fast, super simple recipe below:

Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

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Mustard Roasted Chicken Thighs

(serves 4)

PREP TIME: 3 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 20 MINUTES

 

Ingredients

2 tbsp Dijon or spicy brown mustard

1 tbsp maple syrup

1 tbsp fresh rosemary

½ tsp onion powder

½ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp paprika

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

4 chicken thighs, bone-in, skin on

 

Directions 

1.  MIX together the mustard, maple syrup, rosemary, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a small bowl.

2.  COAT the chicken thighs in the mustard glaze and set aside.

3.  SELECT Preheat on the Air Fryer, adjust to 380°F, and press Start/Pause.

4.  PLACE the chicken thighs in the preheated air fryer and top with any left over glaze.

5.  SELECT Chicken, adjust time to 20 minutes, and press Start/Pause.

 

Until next time, live a color-filled life!

Love, Juliet

 

 

 

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    Until next time, may your life be filled with joy and color!

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