Rustic Rhapsody: Balsamic-Dijon Chicken

Unearth the soulful notes of rustic cuisine with this Balsamic-Dijon Chicken. The savory depth of Dijon mustard harmoniously melds with the sweet and tangy allure of balsamic vinegar, enveloping the tender chicken pieces. 

As the dish simmers, the aromatic fusion fills the kitchen, promising a plate that's bursting with flavor and character.


Precise Preparation and Cooking Time

  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 30 minutes

The Number of Servings and Ideal Serving Size

  • Yields 4 servings. 
  • Ideal Serving Size: 200g per serving.

Essential Nutritional Information

  • Calorie Count: 410 kcal/serving
  • Macronutrients:
    • Proteins: 40g
    • Carbohydrates: 5g
    • Fats: 25g
  • Sodium: 290mg
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7g

Ingredients, Measured in Grams

  • Chicken pieces (legs, thighs): 800g
  • Balsamic vinegar: 80ml
  • Dijon mustard: 50g
  • Olive oil: 30ml
  • Fresh rosemary: 10g
  • Salt and pepper: To taste

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C (375°F).
  2. In a bowl, combine balsamic vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper to create the marinade.
  3. Coat the chicken pieces generously with the marinade and let them rest for 10 minutes.
  4. Place the chicken pieces in a baking dish, and pour any remaining marinade over them.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh rosemary and bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and has a glazed appearance.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve hot.
A heartwarming oven view, where the chicken pieces are baking to glossy perfection, enveloped by the aromatic sauce.

Proven Tips for Culinary Success

  • Marinating the chicken overnight can deepen the flavors.
  • Pair the dish with roasted vegetables or a light salad to balance the rich balsamic-dijon sauce.

Anticipated FAQs

  • Can I use chicken breasts for this recipe? Yes, but adjust the baking time as chicken breasts might cook faster.
  • Can I replace Dijon mustard with regular mustard? While Dijon mustard is recommended for its distinct flavor, regular mustard can be used with a slightly altered taste profile.