There are only 5 ingredients in this popular maple mustard chicken recipe, also known as, “The World’s Best Chicken”. Made in the slow cooker, this paleo version is fast & flavorful.
First off, this is a common recipe and no I did not name it! Google, “world’s best chicken” and you’ll see it’s all over the internet. A few years ago it exploded on Pinterest which resulted in a lot of bloggers making it. Here’s my slow cooker version.
Is it really the world’s best chicken?? In my honest opinion, I don’t know if I can go that far but it’s pretty dang good. Something about the Dijon and maple syrup really goes well together.
I found 100% pure maple syrup at my local grocery store. For you paleo folks, be careful that your maple syrup doesn’t have any added ingredients.
I kept the 2 lbs of chicken generic because you can use your preferred cut whether it be boneless, bone-in, skin-on, skinless, etc. I used a combination of skin-on chicken legs and thighs. I always recommend using dark meat in the slow cooker because white meat is quick to overcook and dry out. Having said that, if you want to use chicken breasts, lower the cook time by an hour or so.Print
- 2 lbs. chicken
- 1/2 cup Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, mix together mustard, syrup, and vinegar.
- Season chicken with salt & pepper and add to the slow cooker. Pour sauce on top.
- Cook HIGH 2-3, LOW 4-6.
What’s the verdict? Is this the world’s best chicken? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below if you make this.
No, I didn’t brown my chicken. After it was done cooking and turned off, I left the lid slightly ajar for a few minutes. This will make the skin look brown but it will not be crispy. For crispy skin you will need to remove the chicken from the slow cooker and broil it for a few minutes.
Serve this with your favorite side dishes like a simple salad and some potatoes. Whatever fits your dietary restrictions.