Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken – Gluten Free

by Sharon on August 4, 2014

This Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken is one of those ‘instant staples’. Gluten free and full of flavour, this recipe balances sweet heat to perfection.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

I hope you’ve been enjoying the posts about my trip with my day at the lake and the discovery of a secret gallery behind Victoria’s Il Covo Trattoria. As a typical over planner/obsessor, I had an activity scheduled for almost every hour of my trip. There were times where the activity was sit-on-the-beach-and-do-nothing but still, planned. Needless to say, there are a few more stories to tell so stay tuned! I have a couple of more posts planned.

But first! Chicken.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken


Who doesn’t  love a quick and easy dinner of chicken with rice and/or salad. There are endless options with so many delicious ingredients that can be used to create yummy, yummy chicken. My tried and true Chili Lime Chicken is always a popular option, but I also like a hint of sweet and spicy and thought some mustard and maple would do the trick. And to kick it into high gear: garlic. I love me some garlic. 🙂

Adding a whole lotta garlic to some olive oil and heating lightly infused the flavours.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

To that, I added the Dijon mustard and a bit of heat. Cayenne to be exact. Just a pinch, mind you. That sh$t’s hot. 😉 Some maple syrup to balance the heat and a bit of parsley for a pop of colour and now you’re ready to make some amazingly good chicken.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

Scoring the top lightly with a knife and sprinkling some sea salt and fresh pepper directly onto your chicken are a couple of great ways to really bring out the best in your bird.

It emerges from the oven glistening and juicy looking. Tender and full of sweet heat.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

I thought you may enjoy a ‘non-styled’ look at my meal. Usually I impress the man of the house with my fancy, Foodgawker worthy plate and mine ends up being portioned out onto whichever random plate isn’t dirty. The leftover sauce in the bottom of my baking dish was spooned onto some brown rice, then promptly inhaled.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

Serve this with brown rice and I’m sure it would also pair perfectly with this easy quinoa side.

It was also very good cold, sliced up with some cheese and bread as a sandwich.

Any way you like it. Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken. So yummy.

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken

Garlic Maple Dijon Chicken – Gluten Free
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  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil + 1 1/2 tsp for the baking dish
  • 1 tbsp parsley flakes
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • freshly ground pepper and herbamere (or sea salt) to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450° and coat a baking dish large enough for the 4 chicken breasts to lay flat by brushing with olive oil
  2. In small sauce pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium low heat. Add the minced garlic and stir, cooking until very lightly browned and tender
  3. Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup and mustard. Add in the spices and stir
  4. Place chicken breasts in a prepared baking dish, sprinkle with herbamere and freshly ground pepper. Cover chicken with the garlic mustard mixture
  5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, or until there is no pink in the centre. Cooking time varies depending on the size of your chicken


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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Julie August 4, 2014 at 10:36 am
For some reason your Gallery post didn't come up on my facebook! Awesome photos! That was a great night! Love the recipe for today,,, new ways to cook up chicken is a must in my house! We are off to Calgary now for 9 days,,,, chat soon! xo
Sharon August 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm
I wondered why you hadn't commented! Have fun in Calgary. :)
Karen @ Lushious Eats August 5, 2014 at 10:06 am
Yum Sharon this looks really good! I actually just bought maple syurp this past weekend....I really want to try this! :)
Sharon August 6, 2014 at 8:14 am
Thanks Karen! Great way to use maple syrup! :)
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods August 7, 2014 at 10:29 pm
This chicken looks delicious! I love that glaze and that I get to use my herbamere in it :D Pinning!
Sharon August 7, 2014 at 11:34 pm
Yay! Sharing the herbamere love. :)
Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen October 1, 2014 at 10:13 pm
I made this tonight for supper, and when I was first putting the sauce on the chicken I was worried there wouldn't be enough bc I'm a sauce loving girl. I shouldn't have been! It turned out perfectly with just the right amount of sauce. So good! Thanks for the recipe.
Sharon October 1, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Thanks so much Amber! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I like it saucy to. ;)
Amanda H April 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm
I made this before and I was SO good but tonight I only have bone-in chicken thighs. Any idea of what the temp/time difference would be to cook with bone-in chicken instead of boneless breasts?
Sharon April 13, 2015 at 8:30 pm
It would all depend on the size. I would try around 35-ish minutes at 375 and check them for any pink. Good luck! :)
Alishia July 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm
I made this for a dinner party that I was having and everyone commented on how amazing it tasted. I wasn't sure how the syrup and mustard would come together but it worked!!! Thank you for sharing this awesome recipe!:) I will be making this again!
Sharon July 17, 2017 at 1:08 am
That's awesome Alishia! Thanks for sharing your positive feedback. I'm so glad it was a crowd pleaser. :) If you want to switch it up, this chicken is also very yummy --> Thanks again for visiting!

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