Maple-Mustard Chicken Legs with Potatoes and Carrots

Photo: Marcus Nilsson
Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
35 mins

A simple paste of maple syrup and two mustards is all you need for these savory-sweet baked chicken legs. Just add carrots, potatoes, and shallots (they all caramelize in their juices) for a great one-dish meal for two.


  • 2 tablespoons smooth Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons coarse- or whole-grain mustard

  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 whole chicken legs

  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for baking dish

  • 8 small carrots

  • 10 small potatoes

  • 2 shallots, peeled


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Stir together mustards and maple syrup; season with salt and pepper. Brush mixture on chicken.

  2. Drizzle some oil into a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Add chicken, carrots, potatoes, and shallots; drizzle with more oil. Bake until chicken is lightly golden and a thermometer inserted into thickest part of leg (do not touch bone) reaches 160 degrees and vegetables are tender, about 35 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Flavor Swap:

Make your paste from horseradish and honey, and surround the legs with sliced fennel, parsnips, and leeks.

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