Saturday, January 14, 2012

Maple and Orange Sticky Chicken

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What would pancakes or waffles be without maple syrup?  My kids don't want to find out so I make sure I have maple syrup always stocked in our house. I was happy when the folks at  Pure Canadian Maple Syrup sent me some free samples of their outstanding varieties of maple syrup.  My kids wanted to eat it straight out of the bottle, but I was determined to use it in a savory dish.  I love the balance of sweet and savory when creating Asian dishes so I created this Maple and Orange Sticky Chicken dish. It blew the roof off on how good it came out. The maple syrup provided just the right balance of sweetness for the chicken.  We ate them as a meal with some rice and steamed vegetables.  The marinade turned into this thick and awesome sauce that we poured over our rice.  It certainly was a fantastic meal and I know I'll be making this Maple and Orange Sticky Chicken again very soon. 

Ingredients:
12-15chicken legs (bone in, skin on)  You can also use breast or thigh

Marinade:
1/2 cup of good quality maple syrup
1/2 cup of soy sauce
1/2 cup of orange marmalade jam
1/4 cup of dry sherry or Chinese Rice Wine
2 Tbs of rice wine vinegar
2 inches of grated fresh ginger
4-5 cloves of fresh garlic grated
1/4 tsp of Chinese 5 Spice
red chili flakes to taste (I put 1 heaping Tablespoon)


Directions:

Mix all the ingredients in the marinade together.  Put chicken in a ziploc safe bag and pour marinade over chicken.  Make sure all the chicken gets coated well with the marinade.  Marinate overnight in the fridge. **remember to place ziploc into a large bowl or tray to catch accidental drips**



Place Chicken and all the marinade into a large baking dish.  Preheat oven to 400 degree.  Bake Chicken in the middle of the oven.  Cook chicken for 45-55 minutes and baste chicken with marinade juices every 15 minutes.




Optional step:  Sprinkle chicken with some sesame seeds for the last 15 minutes of baking time. 






Serve hot with Rice and Vegetables.  Enjoy.


  Disclosure: I received the maple syrup courtesy of Pure Canadian Maple Syrup.  I was not compensated in any way for writing this post.  The opinions stated in this post are my own. Thank you.

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29 comments:

  1. awesome recipe...love it

    Aarthi
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  2. lovely recipe with chicken.....new to me....will try it soon

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  3. Wow, oh wow. I'm totally hooked on maple syrup over chicken after that dish I had a few nights ago. this just cements it. It looks amazing.

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  4. Oh, this looks outstanding, Ramona!!! I used my maple syrup on salmon...but it's not due to post for another week :) My family would LOVE this...mmmmmm.

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  5. I love this! I love any kind of sticky chicken. I love the photos too :)

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  6. The photos are spectacular, Ramona! You always make the dish look so yummy, I want to dig in through my screen! My kids will love this. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!

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  7. Oh my goodness what a lovely use for maple syrup. Being a Canuck I love this stuff. Your pictures just make me want to dive into the casserole dish.

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  8. This looks great! I am going to try this recipe soon, because my family loves sweet and savory meat.

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  9. Wonderful recipe....ummm...looks so tasty.

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  10. interesting delicious combination looks fabulous

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  11. yummmmmm...thats wat this dish looks like...yummmmmmm :-) Loved every bit of it.

    Regards,
    Manju
    http://manjuseatingdelights.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, these look so delicious! I've never had this kind of a preparation on chicken, but it sounds like I'd very much enjoy it. Sticky always makes me want! Great recipe!

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  13. This looks sooo good, sweet sticky wings, you can't ask for anything better. I love the components, the seasoning sounds absolutely perfect. Bravo on such a drool worthy dish. Enjoy the rest of your weekend Ramona! And thanks for all your kind words love, I really appreciate them =]

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  14. Sounds yummy! Can't wait to try this recipe. Take care!

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  15. These look fantastic! I LOVE that you took a sweet ingredient and made something savory! Congratulations!

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  16. Wonderful pics and recipe. This should becour dinner today.

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  17. These look so wonderful. Love the addition of maple syrup!

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  18. Those drumsticks look amazing! And I am sure they taste great too. Good job!

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  19. I usually do honey/mustard but orange and maple sounds delicious. Bookmarked. :)

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  20. Bookmarked! I'm going to use drummets to try this. Kids will love this sweet and tangy flavor of the chicken! This will definitely be a big hit in my house.

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  21. These look totally awesome, Ramona! Love the maple and orange together!

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  22. I really like these type of sweet and sour dishes. I know the combination of orange and maple syrup is so good...
    The first time I tasted real maple syrup I was so shocked t just how bad pancake syrup really is LOL

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  23. These look fantastic Ramona. How great to use maple syrup for the recipe. Thanks for participating in the YBR

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  24. Good choice! I love using maple syrup in savory recipes. Although it has been awhile since I have done so. These would be perfect for Super Bowl!

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  25. My mouth was watering when I was looking at and reading your recipe! Thank you so very much for sharing.

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  26. this looks so finger licking good! I just wish Maple Syrup is not so expensive here!

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