Make this Sweet and Sticky Maple Glazed Chicken for dinner tonight
Before I moved to Canada, I never really used Maple Syrup, maybe just when I made pancakes, but a Canadian kitchen would no be complete without a bottle of pure maple syrup and well it is now used frequently. In fact it is my preferred sweetener, natural and not overly processed like various other sugars. Plus I love the taste.
Maple syrup can be found at most Grocery Stores, one thing I will say though is to make sure the ingredients are just Maple Syrup, there are some varieties out there that are mixed with other ingredients and are just not the real deal.
It gives a lovely coating to this Maple Glazed Chicken and my kids love these drumsticks. Of course if you don't like chicken drumsticks, the glaze will work on chicken breast or thighs too.
Once baked the maple glaze chicken takes on a lovely colour and glaze and they taste finger lickin good. If you have some leftover these are great in a lunch box or picnic too.
I like to serve these with some sauteed zucchini shavings and this delicious Red Pepper and Sweet Corn Rice. But they would also go well with a variety of different sides, including my Perfect Syn Free Fries.
The Maple Glazed Chicken is also gluten and dairy free and suitable for anyone on a paleo diet.
- 12 Chicken Drumsticks (skin removed)
- for the glaze:
- 3 tablespoons of maple syrup (6 syns)
- ⅓ cup of soy sauce (or tamari/coconut aminos)
- ⅓ cup of passata
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- salt and black pepper to season
- spray oil
Preheat the oven to 220c or 425f
Combine the glaze ingredients in a bowl
Place the chicken drumsticks in an oven proof dish and season with salt and black pepper
Pour in the glaze
Then spray over the top with spray oil.
Bake in the oven until chicken is cooked through (approx 45 mins), taking out at several intervals to baste in sauce. So they get a lovely coating of the glaze.
Sprinkle with fresh chopped Italian parsley
Serve with your choice of sides.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 419.8Cholesterol 23.1mgSodium 1544.2mgCarbohydrates 14.4gFiber 0.5gSugar 11.4gProtein 63.5g