Dilly Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken

September 24, 2013

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes

Dilly Lemon Maple Baked Chicken_e

Picture the perfect piece of chicken with a delicious sauce that’s so tasty you’ll want to lick your plate. Yeah, that’s this chicken. I’m still thinking about it since I originally trialed the recipe! This may just be one of my favorite baked chicken recipes to date.

Dilly Lemon Maple Baked Chicken_2

Its simple enough for a weeknight, but classy enough to serve to guests. You’ll want to pour the sauce over everything, so thankfully, there is plenty to spare. I’ll be making it again asap. Not only did my hubby go back for seconds, but for thirds, and scraped every last bit of the sauce from the dish.  Next time, I’m doubling the recipe so we have leftovers!


Dilly Lemon & Maple Baked Chicken
Tender chicken in a sweet sauce with the flavors of lemon and dill. Perfect for a weeknight dinner and fancy enough to serve to guests.
  • 1 lb chicken breasts (454 grams or 16 oz) *4 chicken breasts
  • 3 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced (I grated it with a microplane)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  1. Mix together all the ingredients and thawed raw chicken.
  2. Marinate in a covered bowl or ziplock bag for 1 - 8 hours. (If you're in a pinch, skip this step).
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9 x 13 " inch baking dish with cooking spray. Pour chicken and leftover marinade into the baking dish and bake uncovered for 35 min.
  4. Great served alongside roasted veggies.
Note: There is plenty of sauce, so you can add up to 6 chicken breasts and have enough sauce for them all.
Serving size: 4 oz chicken and ¼ of sauce Calories: 228 Fat: 6.5 g Carbs: 17 g Sugar: 13 g Sodium: 447 mg Fiber: 0.1 g Protein: 26 g

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  • lobo

    This Recipe got us hooked!! We are headed home.. but stopping at the Market to pick up fresh chicken. Was wondering.. Can I pound the chicken to make it a same size all over or poke it with a fork to get more flavor into the chicken? While my little one has so many questions about the side dishes.. she is making me really hungry! We are glad to to see this and the flavors are what we love the best! We both Thank You for sharing!! It really Made our day!

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      I’m so glad you and your little one love it 🙂 You can totally inject liquids into chicken to add more flavor. You can actually get injection type contraptions to do it!

  • Shabby To Chic

    yuummmmmy!!! sounds so good cant wait to make this!! the sauce would be so good on salmon too!!

  • Stacie

    This is another amazing recipe from you, every one of them I have tried from you has been great! Thanks so much.

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Thanks! So glad to hear that! 🙂

  • Erin

    This is baking right now! Tried your lemon loaf recently– excellent!!!! 😀

    • https://busybuthealthy.com Kristine Fretwell

      Awesome! Happy to hear it! This is one of my top favorite chicken dishes now… 🙂

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