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Are you caught up with Oscar Buzz? I don’t care much who wins what this year; there are so many worthy, talented contenders. I just enjoy the hoopla.

Maybe you, too, want to have a quiet night at home, with no distractions, to enjoy the show? Maybe you, too, want to spend as little time as possible fussing over dinner? In three Jittery minutes you can prepare this main course, Maple Dijon Chicken, leaving you oodles of time for stargazing.

Kudos to Miriam – The Overtime Cook, who sparked my interest in Maple Dijon Chicken. The Jittery version takes less work, less fat and less salt.

Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken

Maple Dijon Chicken 

  • 1 whole chicken, cut into 8
  • 2 onions, halved, then sliced

Maple Dijon Sauce

  • 1/2 c Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 c maple syrup
  • 2 T unseasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/2 t kosher salt
  • 1/4 t freshly ground black pepper

Preheat the oven to 350F.

Mix the sauce ingredients in a 9×13-inch baking dish, then coat the chicken and onions very thoroughly in the sauce. Cook covered for about 60 minutes, then baste and cook uncovered for another 30 or so, until the juices run clear.

Serves 4-6. Freezes well.

Arugula Quinoa

  • 1 c quinoa
  • 2 c roughly chopped baby arugula
  • 1-2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Cook quinoa, stirring in arugula and scallions at the last minute. Season lightly with salt and pepper and serve with the delicious maple Dijon chicken broth. Serves 3.

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Maple Dijon Roasted Chicken

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