Winner Winner Chicken Dijon Dinner

Here at the farm we spend a lot of time and effort ensuring that each and every meal you make with our meats, cheeses, and eggs are of the highest quality, but just like you we like to sit down and enjoy eating that food too. We are, after all a family farm and not only what we eat, but how it tastes is super important to us too. Join us as we begin to share some of our favorite recipes here on the farm. Many come straight from Elaine’s kitchen, some might be a healthy twist on a food you already know, or a recipe one of our customers has perfected over time.

This past weekend was one of our monthly Patio Service days. The weather was gorgeous, we had a huge turnout, and the grill was smoking all afternoon long. Many customers stopped us before heading out to mention how great the chicken was – and it inspired us to start sharing some of the recipes we use, right in our family kitchen, with all of you.

This chicken marinade is super simple, using clean ingredients as we replaced any refined sugars with Maple Syrup (or local honey if you have it) and of course use our go-to Premier Pink Salt. The whole meal can be whipped together from items you likely already have in your home – and the best part – you can marinade the chicken for as little as 10 minutes for it to turn out great. (We recommend a few hours or even overnight for a more intense flavor.)

Marinade - mixed together to make a thick, rich coating for your chicken.

Marinade – mixed together to make a thick, rich coating for your chicken.

At Patio Service we made this with our Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, but co-owner MaryTeresa will tell you it’s a must have on our Bone-in Chicken Thighs. We dare you to try them both and then leave us a message and let us know which one you liked best!

P.S.  As an extra treat, prior to placing your chicken in the marinade scoup 2 Tablespoons into a small bowl on the side, roast or grill up some veggies, then pour a small amount of marinade on veggies right before serving!

And without further ado (and drooling) here is the recipe:

Combine all ingredients except for chicken into a large mixing bowl.  Mix well.  Add chicken to bowl (why waste a plastic bag!) and let marinate for as little as 10 minutes. If marinating longer or overnight, cover the bowl in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight. When ready, remove chicken from marinade and grill until done (165 degrees – this takes us around 10-12 minutes. flipping once).

*Adapted from www.plainchicken.com
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