Throwback Thursday, Mustard Maple Pecan Chicken Thighs

This is a tried and true recipe of mine,

and it checks all of my favorite boxes

easy baked chicken thighs

easy 5 minute prep ✅

can be assembled early in the day and baked later ✅

family friendly ✅

no clean up ✅


Chicken thighs and a few pantry ingredients are all you need

for this easier than take-out dinner

  Line your baking pan with heavy duty foil

or 2 layers of regular foil

  Choose a pan that hugs your chicken,

you want it smothered in the sauce

When chicken is done, toss the foil away for easy clean up


Baste chicken half way through baking


Serve topped with butter pecan halves or chopped pecans

mustard maple chicken thighs

If you want to omit the pecans, that’s fine

There is plenty of flavor in these little bundles 😋

You can’t go wrong with this easy recipe!

easy baked chicken thighs

I like to serve it with Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad

mustard maple chicken 2


Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American


  • 6-8 boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup Butter Pecan Maple syrup [or regular maple syrup]
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup butter caramelized pecan halves*


  • Combine mustard, syrup and vinegar.  Place chicken in a foil lined baking pan and season. 
  • Pour sauce overall.  Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes or until done, basting half way through with pan sauces.  Drizzle with more sauce and sprinkle with pecan halves  when serving.  Serves 3-4


* Cook 1 cup pecan halves over medium low heat in a skillet with 1 T real unsalted butter.  Sprinkle liberally with brown sugar and season with kosher salt.  Cook and stir until toasted and beginning to caramelize, watching carefully.  Cool on wax paper and store in tightly lidded jars.
Keyword baked chicken, chicken thighs, easy dinner, mustard maple glaze, pecans


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34 Responses to “Throwback Thursday, Mustard Maple Pecan Chicken Thighs”
  1. BERNADETTE says:

    Always on the lookout for a Good chicken recipe and your recipe fits the bill. thank you.

  2. I have all the stuff for this — looks like Friday night dinner!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Looks like a delicious recipe Jenna. I would probably use the breasts I have on hand rather than thighs and I looked at the Roasted Sweet Potato Spinach Salad recipe and I am definitely making that too. You have the best meal plans!

  4. Chicken is a staple and I know my hubby would love this. Thank you, Jenna and Happy Thursday!

  5. Maple and mustard are such a great combination!

  6. lghiggins says:

    I looked at your salad recipe too. They both look so delicious, and who doesn’t like the idea of easy cleanup?

  7. Chicken thighs are my absolute favourite! These look so succulent, juicy and flavourful.

  8. Sure sounds nice and easy, and I love the clean-up:@)

  9. Shelia says:

    Oh, my goodness, this sounds wonderful! Chicken and pecans–a wonderful twosome–and adding the mustard/maple makes it parfait! My mouth is watering. And the salad sounds like the perfect accompaniment. It’s a big time winner!–Georgia Gal

  10. Pattie says:

    This looks absolutely AMAZING! I only have bone-in chicken thighs in the freezer (who knows why), but they may work.

  11. Mary says:

    So quick and easy Jenna and I love no clean up! Hope you’re staying warm and cozy this weekend. ♥

  12. Ricki Treleaven says:

    This sounds delicious! I pinned it, and I will probably try it next week. I can have maple syrup, but I’ll have to use plain or salted pecans. Thanks, Jenna!

  13. Wow, if you love it, it must be good. I will be making this in the near future. Thanks Jenna.
    I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

  14. Kitty says:

    Yay!! I have all the ingredients to make this, Jenna! No clean up is the best!
    Hope you’re staying warm and cozy.

  15. helenfern says:

    This looks really tasty – Thanks for sharing at the What’s for Dinner party – have a great rest of the week.

  16. Rachelle says:

    Jenna, this looks divine. Yum, yum, yum!

  17. Yum! This looks delicious, Jenna! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

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