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Maple Roasted Chicken and Peppers with Thyme New Potatoes

Sticky and sweet with a kick of garlic and chili, this sauce is simply delicious. You could also substitute chicken thighs or drumsticks for chicken breasts.

April 8th, 2012

Recipe by Paula Bowman

Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt, plus more for potatoes
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus more for potatoes
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 4 (5oz) boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 sweet peppers, cored and cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pound small new potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp old style mustard (grainy or coarse)
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

  2. In a bowl, combine the first six ingredients and stir well. Add chicken and let sit 5 minutes.

  3. Add potatoes to a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender when pierced with a knife, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain well and toss with butter, mustard and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper; keep warm and set aside.

  4. Meanwhile, drain chicken and reserve maple syrup mixture. Set a large oven safe non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Add chicken breasts, skin side down, and cook until skin begins to brown, about 2 to 3 minutes. Turn chicken over, add maple mixture and peppers and stir well. Bring maple syrup mixture to a boil and transfer skillet to oven. (Be careful as the sugar in the maple syrup can quickly burn.) Bake in oven until sauce is mostly reduced and chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 12 to 15 minutes. Slice chicken and serve with thyme new potatoes.

Nutrients Per Serving

Nutrients per serving (based on 4 servings): 380 calories, 10 g fat, 29 g protein, 4 g fiber, 44 g carbohydrates. Excellent source of vitamins A, D, C, B6 and niacin. Good source of magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and B12.

Maple Roasted Chicken and Peppers with Thyme New Potatoes
Photo Credit: Carlo Mendoza