(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 171 – Slow Cooker Mustard Maple Chicken)
I love mustard, maple and rosemary so combining them to make this slow cooker mustard maple chicken seemed like a good idea.
I got the idea from Budget Bytes, one of my favorite recent food blog discoveries.
Seasoning the thighs with McCormick’s Smokehouse Maple seasoning before topping them with the sauce was a last minute idea that worked.
But salt and pepper will work too.
(My sister introduced me to the Smokehouse Maple seasoning a couple of years ago and I’m forever grateful. I love how quickly and easily it livens up grilled salmon and chicken.)
If you’re not a fan of rosemary, just skip it or use dried thyme instead.
The Skinny on Slow Cooker Mustard Maple Chicken
This slow cooker mustard maple chicken is pretty healthy just as it is. You can shave a point or two by using boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead if you want. But, I much prefer thighs because they turn out more tender and are much less likely to dry out.
- 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (4 ounces each; 1-1/2 pounds)
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper
- McCormick Grill Mates Smokehouse Maple seasoning (optional)
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary (or 1-1/2 teaspoons dried)
- 2 teaspoons tapioca (for thickening)
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1 clove garlic, minced (or ¼ teaspoon garlic powder)
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 3 to 4-Quart
- Grease the inside of the slow cooker. Trim the chicken thighs of any excess fat and season well with salt and pepper and SmokeHouse maple seasoning, if using. Place the chicken in the slow cooker.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the mustard, maple syrup, rosemary, tapioca, soy sauce and garlic. Cover and cook on LOW for 4 to 6 hours or until the chicken is tender.
If you liked this slow cooker mustard maple chicken you might also like:
*PointsPlus® for slow cooker southwest breakfast casserole calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
Today’s food for thought…
“Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.”
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