Man Pleasing Chicken

Well, the name of the chicken is a riot to me but I can’t stray from someone else’s name and recipe (witty in the city). The pictures looked so divine I decided between the name and photo’s that I was SOLD! I figured I must make this recipe and partake in everyone else’s excitement!
Ingredients
Chicken thighs- 1 package
Dijon mustard- 1/2 cup
Maple syrup- 1/4 cup
Rice wine vinegar- 1 tablespoon
Fresh rosemary
Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Mix together 1/2 cup of dijon mustard, 1/4 cup of maple syrup, and 1 tablespoon of rice wine vinegar. Spray baking dish heavily with pam or you can foil line your dish. Salt & Pepper the chicken. Pour the mixture over the chicken, turning the thighs in the mixture so they are fully coated. Place the chicken into oven, and let bake for 40 minutes. Baste the tops of chicken with more sauce half way through. I like to turn the broiler on for 5 minutes and get the charred look to top of chicken. (watch closely it will burn). Remove from oven and allow to sit for 5 minutes before plating the chicken. Drizzle with extra sauce and sprinkle with rosemary. (you can even cook last 10 minutes with a sprig of rosemary in dish for flavor). The chicken is so SAVORY!
In addition I prepared Cheesy Cauliflower Tater Tots (compliments of http://www.ibreateimhungry.com)
Ingredients
1 medium head of cauliflower
2 Tbl heavy cream
2 Tbl butter
1/3 cup shredded sharp cheddar
4 egg whites
salt & pepper to taste
Clean and trim the cauliflower, adding the florets to a microwave safe bowl. Add the cream and butter to the bowl. Microwave for 5 minutes. Add the cauliflower and cheese to a food processor and blend until still chunky – kind of like a cooked oatmeal consistency. Season with salt and pepper. Chill for at least half an hour. Whip the egg whites to a stiff peak. Fold 1/3 of the egg whites into the cauliflower mixture to lighten it up. Then fold the cauliflower mixture into the rest of the egg whites and gently mix until combined. For best results, chill for another half hour or they won’t hold their shape as well. Fit a pastry bag with a round or star tube with about a 3/4 inch opening (I used a ziploc bag and snipped corner). Spray the inside of the bag with nonstick spray. Gently squeeze out 1 inch sections onto a greased cookie sheet, cutting with a butter knife as you go. When finished, bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes (or longer if you’re skipping the frying) until puffed and slightly browned. I also put them under broiler for few minutes to get desired crunchiness. Remove from the oven and serve. Healthy Tots! 🙂



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5 responses to “Man Pleasing Chicken

  1. thegayprincess

    i love the name too!!! lol!

  2. Jeni Johnson

    Great title, great recipe….:) BTW you are gorgous how about some inspirational OOTD?

    • Thanks Jeni! I’m actually going to start back this week with some OOTD… I got caught up and away from my fashion post but plan on changing that today! 🙂 I wanted the blog to inspire women and focus on our daily routines and lives from beauty tips & tricks, product reviews, fashion, etc …I love food so much I got a little caught up 🙂

  3. Jeni Johnson

    Gorgeous!!!

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