This chicken marinade contains a simple recipe for only 3 ingredients: maple, mustard, and red wine vinegar. I decided to make the recipe a step farther and wrap bacon around it. Because my love for bacon will never die.
Back in 2012 this was a trending recipe on Pinterest and since then, there are many other recipes on there now labeled World’s Best Chicken which are completely different from this recipe. Another name you might know of is “Man Pleasing Chicken.”
If you love chicken recipes be sure to check out my other recipes for chicken below.
Are you wondering why I chose an ingredient or wondering what else you can use? Check out this section here.
Chicken - can use breasts or thighs (boneless)
Bacon - Try not to use any bacon that has been flavored.
Maple - Only use pure maple syrup. If you are diabetic or following WW sugar-free can be used.
Mustard - I used dijon mustard, but some other mustards that would work well with this would be honey mustard or a spicy mustard to give it a little kick.
Apple Cider Vinegar - adds a nice little sweetness to the marinade, red wine vinegar can also be subbed.
How to Make the World’s Best Chicken
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on each side.
Wrap bacon around the chicken breast. Secure with a toothpick and set the chicken in a 9X13 in a casserole dish.
In a medium sized bowl mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Dijon, maple, and apple cider vinegar.
Pour mustard mixture over chicken. Bake for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees. Season with rosemary.
6 Servings total, Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh.
In the Summertime try grilling this recipe. Marinate the chicken in a zip lock freezer bag. Then follow your grill’s instructions for cooking chicken. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat and cook the chicken until it reaches 165 degrees.
For air fryer chicken breasts just follow this recipe below and use my recipe for cooking chicken breasts in the Air Fryer. Place some parchment on the bottom of the air fryer so that the marinade doesn’t drip to the bottom.
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Recipe adapted from Rachel Schultz's BlogPrint
The World's Best Chicken
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 30 min
- Total Time: 30 to 45 min
- Yield: 6 1x
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Salt & Pepper to taste
- 6 strips of bacon
- ½ cup Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper on each side.
- Wrap bacon around the chicken breast. Secure with a toothpick and set the chicken in a 9X13 in a casserole dish.
- In a medium sized bowl mix together the ingredients for the marinade. Dijon, maple syrup, and apple cider vinegar.
- Pour mustard mixture over chicken. Bake for 30 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
- 6 Servings total, Serving Size: 1 chicken thigh or breast.
MyWW points: Blue: 3 Green: 5; Purple: 3 (1 breast)
- Category: Easy
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 223
- Sugar: 8.2g
- Fat: 7.4g
- Saturated Fat: 2g
- Carbohydrates: 10.2g
- Fiber: .6g
- Protein: 27g
Keywords: world's best chicken
Either one can work. I like apple cider the best. Recipe fixed.
Joyce Korman says
Help! Ingredients call for red wine vinegar...directions says apple cider vinegar...which one is it?
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Congrats on your 100th column, although not always agree with you; most of the time it’s been fun and sometimes very educative reading, keep up with the good job.
Karen Bruce says
Oh, no! No calorie amount listed again. Not everybody that wants to cook healthy and low calorie belong to Weight Watchers. Dang it, Jenna, I was having such a great time on your site. boo hoo
Rachel Schultz says
Thanks for featuring my recipe!
Rachel Schultz says
Thanks for featuring my recipe! I like your ingenuity to add bacon. Thanks for reading!