Crispy Sweet Dijon Chicken Thighs
with Wild Rice and Glazed Veggies
Brown sugar and Dijon mustard are the stars of this dish! Together, they add pops of sweet Dijon flavour to chicken topped with golden, crispy panko and our veggie medley.
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Zesty Garlic Blend
Wild Rice Medley
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Before starting, preheat the oven to 450˚F. Add 1 cup (2 cups) water and 1/8 tsp (1/4 tsp) salt to a medium pot. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Wash and dry all produce. Stir rice into the pot of boiling water.Reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed, 18-20 min. Remove the pot from heat. Set aside, still covered.
Meanwhile, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then swirl the pan until melted.Add panko. Toast, stirring often, until golden, 1 min. (NOTE: Panko will continue to cook on chicken in the oven!) Transfer panko to a small bowl. Carefully wipe the pan clean.Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.Stir together brown sugar and Dijon in another small bowl. Set aside.
Pat chicken dry with paper towels.Cover each chicken thigh with plastic wrap. Using a mallet, rolling pin or heavy-bottomed pan, carefully pound each thigh until 1/2-inch thick. Season with half the Zesty Garlic Spice Blend, salt and pepper. Heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat. When hot, add 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil, then chicken. Cook until golden-brown, 2-3 min per side. (NOTE: It's okay if it doesn't cook all the way through in this step.) Remove the pan from heat. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking sheet.
Spread half the Dijon mixture on top of chicken.Top with panko.Bake in the middle of the oven until chicken is cooked through, 6-8 min.**
Meanwhile, peel, then cut carrot into 1/4-inch half-moons.Reduce heat to medium.Add carrots and 1/4 cup (1/2 cup) water to the same pan (from step 3). Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots soften, 2-3 min. Add peas. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until veggies are tender, 4-5 min.Add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter and remaining Dijon mixture. Cook, stirring often, until glaze coats veggies, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Fluff rice with a fork, then season with remaining Zesty Garlic Spice Blend and pepper. Divide rice, chicken and veggies between plates.