Maple Glazed Chicken & Carrots
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 10 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
The title makes this dish sound sweet, but the other ingredients in the marinade pair well with the maple syrup and make it simply perfect!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 4 - boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - lb(s) baby carrots
  • - Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 - cup(s) maple syrup
  • 2 - Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 - Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 - Tbsp olive oil
  • Garnish: - cracked pepper**
  • Side: - mashed potatoes**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the chicken breasts and baby carrots into 9x13-inch baking dish and season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the maple syrup, orange juice, Dijon mustard and olive oil. Pour over the chicken breasts and carrots.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes, then baste the chicken with the juices in the baking dish. Return to the oven and bake another 15 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Add cracked pepper as simple garnish.
  5. Prepare the mashed potatoes.
  6. Serve Maple Glazed Chicken & Carrots with mashed potatoes.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup maple syrup, 4 Tbsp orange juice, 4 Tbsp Dijon mustard, and 4 Tbsp olive oil.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • 4 boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 - 1 lb. bag baby carrots
  • Half of the prepared maple marinade
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a warm bowl of water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to a baking dish and baking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Maple Glazed Chicken & Carrots

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and bake at 400 F for 40 minutes, then baste with maple sauce and cook another 15 minutes. Garnish with cracked pepper.
Serve with mashed potatoes.

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