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Maple Mustard Chicken {Paleo Roasted Chicken Recipe}

it’s a typical friday night – we’re hungry and just want food. now. and i’m leaning toward calling in for pizza and suffering the after-effects but a few moments’ thought in advance, i’m making paleo roasted chicken, and a bit later, i’m a much happier girl (with a happy lil’ family, as well).  yum.

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there’s nothing quite like roast chicken to make a fairly simple-to-prepare recipe taste like a lot of work.  the flavors in this one are at once sweet and tangy, and by using chicken quarters instead of a whole chicken, it’s even faster.  add that it’s made with no processed sugars, and it’s a win.

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this is one that will go in the “keepers” collection.  i promise.

Simple Sweet and Savory Chicken


  • 6 chicken breasts or leg-and-breasts (we prefer skin-on, and bone-in)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 inch piece fresh ginger, grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked sea salt
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter
  • cracked black pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Lightly spray a 9x13 glass baking dish with coconut oil and place chicken in the dish.
  3. Stir together maple syrup, garlic, smoked sea salt, and ginger.
  4. Spread garlic mixture over chicken and lightly salt and pepper.
  5. Top each piece of chicken with a pat of butter and sprinkle with fresh cracked black pepper.
  6. Bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is browned and cooked through.

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super fast.  super easy.  super delicious.  try it?  let me know whatcha think.

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