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“Simply Horsey” Mustard Chicken

“Simply Horsey” Mustard Chicken

This is a family favorite in the Fox Den. If you need a fun and unique dish then this is the perfect dish for you. Be sure to follow the directions properly to ensure delicious results.


  • 6-8 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup “Simply Horsey” Mustard
  • 2-3 tablespoons whole grain mustard (or a thick mustard with grains)
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup (You need GOOD syrup. No fake Aunt stuff!)
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 2 or 3 springs of fresh rosemary

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1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.

2. Line an 8×8 glass baking dish with tin foil. It is important you cook using a small dish or you will loose the magic of the liquids. Be sure to line it with foil, this helps with heating it properly (and clean up).

3. Combine “Simply Horsey” mustard, grain mustard, syrup, vinegar and a tablespoon of rosemary. Mix well.

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4. Coat the chicken in the sauce. Place the chicken in the dish and pour mixture on top of chicken.

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5. Bake, uncovered, for 40 minutes.

6. Remove chicken from dish and set aside. Take the liquid and pour into a small bowl. Add the 1 tablespoon of corn starch to the liquid and stir well. This will thicken the into a beautiful sauce.

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7. Serve chicken with sauce and enjoy!

"Simply Horsey" Mustard Chicken
“Simply Horsey” Mustard Chicken

(Please comment below after you try it and tell me how much you love it!)

I Butchered a Chicken Like a Masterchef

My husband and I love to watch cooking shows and get super hungry doing so.
Masterchef is one of our current favorites. While watching we are always commenting,
“oh I can so do that!”
“What are they thinking?! Apples with turmeric, in THAT dish?! Come on!”
“What is that? Is that alive?”
….you get the idea.

I decided that since I am raising 2 kids under 2 that I should take and put more challenging things on my plate, like recreated things they do or other crazy Pinterest ideas (***Side note: DH hates to go out to eat in a restaurant so if I want something fancy more then 4 – 6 times per year I have to create it myself …. and no darling, Wendy’s drive-thru isn’t ‘going out to eat’).

I found a local farmer from a lower west-side Cleveland farm and bought a few half chickens from her. I love a good free range/hormone free chicken. Below is a picture of my first attempt of butchering my own chicken. I am quite pleased with how it turned out. The breast was cut short and that thigh has seen better days. However, for a first try I think I did fairly well.

I watched a video on YouTube.com to get a grasp on how to this this magic with a knife. I wanted to share the URL, but it has been deleted. Probably had hidden Nazi subliminal messaging in it, like most YouTube videos do. ***Side note: this was butchered with your basic table steak knife. I was unable to get threw the skin (yes, I also removed the skin myself) with the huge butcher knife, so the good old trusty table knife it was.

A week after attempting this I visited the West Side Market in Downtown Cleveland, Ohio. I found beautiful skinned and separated, yet bone in, chicken parts and will be purchasing my parts from them in the future.

Here is a link to the butcher: