Maple, Dijon and chives turn ordinary chicken into extraordinary grilled chicken.
cup maple-flavored syrup
cup Dijon mustard
tablespoons chopped fresh chives
cut-up whole chicken (3 to 3 1/2 lb)
teaspoon seasoned salt
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. In 1-quart saucepan, mix maple syrup, mustard and chives.
Sprinkle both sides of chicken pieces with seasoned salt and pepper. Cover and grill chicken over medium heat, skin sides up, 15 minutes; turn chicken. Cover and grill 20 to 40 minutes longer, turning occasionally and brushing 2 or 3 times with mustard mixture, until juice of chicken is clear when thickest piece is cut to bone (170°F for breasts; 180°F for thighs and legs).
Heat remaining mustard mixture to boiling; boil 1 minute. Serve sauce with chicken.
If you have real maple syrup, use it instead of the maple-flavored syrup.
Feeding a large crowd? Just double the recipe.
Brushing with the sauce during the last part of the cooking time keeps it from burning. Remember this any time you have a sauce with sugar in it.
Coleslaw, baked beans, buttermilk biscuits and strawberry shortcake are perfect accompaniments to this tasty chicken. Don't forget the lemonade!
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving
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- Vitamin A
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Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 6 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.