Man Catching Chicken

Our Man Catching Chicken is so easy to make and full of flavor. Your man is not going to be disappointed with this recipe.

When I was first married, I couldn’t cook very well at all.  I sure wish I had this recipe back then (and I’m sure my husband did too).

I could honestly barely cook eggs without burning them, so this recipe was an answer to both his prayers, and mind.

The flavor is so rich and full, with the perfect hint of maple.

If you are new to cooking or if you don’t cook very much, then this is the recipe for you.  It is so easy and inexpensive.

The flavor of this chicken is delicious, and it is so simple to make. It’s practically impossible to mess this dish up.

could i make this with any cut of chicken?

For this recipe we call for boneless skinless chicken breasts, however, you could use any cut of chicken you have on hand. You may also need to adjust the cooking time depending on how big the chicken is, so it doesn’t burn or dry out.

You could also use this recipe and sauce on a variety of different meats. This would be delicious on:

  • Ham
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • Pork Chops
  • Turkey Breast
  • Roast Beef

high quality syrup:

The thing that is really going to make this dish successful is they syrup. This recipe works best when you use a high quality syrup, not a generic brand, full of extra sugars and corn syrup.

I have made this recipe using just regular syrup that was cheap and probably full of more maple flavoring than actual maple syrup. The recipe just didn’t work out as well.

We recommend spending the two extra dollars to get the good stuff, so the maple flavor is a little stronger, and bakes into the chicken nicely.

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Serves: 6

Man Catching Chicken

10 minPrep Time

40 minCook Time

50 minTotal Time

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  • 4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/2 cup of Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 cup of maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon of red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary


  1. Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl mix together your Dijon mustard, maple syrup, and red wine vinegar.
  3. Place your chicken in a sprayed 9 by 13 pan. Pour your sauce on top of the chicken and sprinkle with dried Rosemary. Place it uncovered in your preheated oven. Let it bake for 20 minutes and then take them out and flip them over.
  4. Cook for another 20 minutes or until your chicken is browned and cooked through.
  5. Let the chicken cool for 5 minutes before serving. Spoon some extra sauce over the top when you put it on plates.



1836 cal


24 g


161 g


204 g
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39 Responses to “Man Catching Chicken”

  1. I haven't tried this yet, but I am so ready to! My sister-in-law made something very similar but she said nothing about it having the vinegar in it. Now because I am a lousy cook and have to follow the recipe exactly how it is I will try it. My only questions is if I can try anything other than the red wine vinegar? It would be the only ingredient I don't have on hand. Thanks! Holli
  2. kelsey
    Hi! I have never left a comment or review on a single blog before BUT could there possibly be an ingredient missing from this recipe? I made this last night and could barely stomach it. I have a big family so I usually cook every night but saturday and this was by far the worst meal i've ever made. I love your blog and will continue to keep trying your recipes. I guess one recipe out of the hundreds i've tired from your blog isn't a bad ratio ;) thanks xoxo
    • You are not alone, Kelsey...I agree with you! I made this tonight and couldn't even eat it. Very strong Dijon mustard taste. I also wondered if any ingredients were missing. After reading the recipe I really felt the ingredients would not work together well, but I went ahead and made up the sauce. I tasted the sauce before pouring over the chicken, and it didn't taste good at all...BUT... I went ahead and made the dish, giving them the benefit of the doubt, & hoping that the sauce would taste better after baking. I thought that maybe the rosemary cooking into the sauce would make a magical transformation in the taste. Nope. This was bad. I'm glad I only made half a batch and didn't waste more chicken.Good thing I have already caught my man, because I wouldn't have "caught" him with this chicken. Like you, this is my first "fail" with any recipe from Sis Sisters I can't complain too much, but I will be removing my pin on pinterest for this recipe. Hubby & I both like Dijon's just too strong & overpowering in this dish.
  3. I have read all the comments and wonder if I should take the chance and try it, really wondering with all the negativity why the post is still here. I have a few tweaks in mind. Sounds like I can't screw it up much more than it already is. I'll let you know.
  4. I just wanted to thank you for posting this amazing recipe. It is a no fail easy recipe. Everyone I have made it for has requested seconds and taken leftovers for lunch. I followed the directions and used high quality syrup. It's amazing. Its on the rotation and when I have unplanned dinner guests it is a fast easy dinner. Thank you again!!! Love it!
  5. I was scared to try this because of the mixed reviews, but I gave it a go and we loved it! I just wanted to add my two cents in case other people are scared to try it. I'm planning on making up the same sauce for tonight but trying it on a pork roast in the slow cooker.
  6. I don't usually comment, but with the mixed reviews on this recipe. I just thought I would chime in and let you all know that my family loves this recipe. I make it fairly frequently and follow the recipe as written. Only thing is I don't use real maple syrup as my family prefers mapeline syrup on their pancakes. Thanks for an easy and tasty recipe!
  7. Hailey Troyan
    I followed this recipe exactly and it was scrumptious!! The Dijon mustard, pure maple syrup, and wine vinegar make a unique taste. I served it over mashed potatoes and smothered the potatoes and chicken with the leftover sauce. (The sauce is thin but don’t let that scare you away.) This dish is delicious and easy. It will most definitely go into the regular rotation.
  8. Should change the name to "Man, Woman & Child Catching Chicken"!! The entire family (down to age 7) LOVED it. The reviews made me a bit nervous with 'too much' dijon so we went half and half with regular mustard but will go full strength next time. Simply scrumptious with buttered egg noodles & green beans.
  9. Hi, Looking at making this recipe, but should there be water of a stock added? The picture shows the chicken in a sauce, the ingredients listed wouldn't make that sauce, surely the chicken wouldn't make that much juice in that time? Please unconfuse a confused Brit :-) Thanks

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