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Maple Garlic Chicken Recipe

By: Andrea Alden

Maple Garlic Chicken is delicious. Super garlicky, sweet, and sticky. It goes great with just about anything you can think of to serve with it. A fresh salad with a tart and vinegary dressing pairs well, so do roasted potatoes, all salty and crisp. This recipe is great for any chicken cut, from drumsticks to thighs, whole legs, and even breasts. Just remember to keep that skin on, because that is where the flavor is at.

Prep Time
5 Min
Cook Time
20 Min
Yield
6
Difficulty
Easy

Maple Garlic Chicken Recipe

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Ingredients

Directions

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Ingredients

4 cloves

garlic, minced

jalapeño pepper, finely chopped

¼ cup 

dijon mustard

¼ cup 

maple syrup

1 tsp.

sesame oil

12 

chicken drumsticks

green onions, minced

1 tsp. 

sesame seeds

salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions
  1. Preheat your grill to medium–high
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the garlic, jalapeño peppers, mustard, maple syrup, and oil.
  3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a grill basket.
  4. Grill the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes per side, or until fully cooked, basting liberally with the maple mixture.
  5. Carefully remove chicken from the grill basket and toss in the remaining maple mixture.
  6. Garnish with green onion and sesame seeds. Serve immediately to you and 6 of your closest friends, or chill and store in an airtight container.

The recipe calls for drumsticks initially, however, you can use pretty much any skin-on cut of chicken that you like. I had some fantastic thighs hanging around that were perfect. Learn more about the preparation of chicken and leaving the skin on in our this blog article. What's your favorite cut of chicken?

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Spread that garlicky goodness

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Bringing the flavor

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Sweet sweet smoke

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Serve with a salad

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What's your side?

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Golden and delicious

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Corn Fritters make a great side

AndreaAlden
Andrea Alden

I used to be the Sultana of Sizzle, but you can call me Andrea. I have always been passionate about food. Even though I was majoring in Art and Graphic Design, I would frequently be found cooking for my friends and family.

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Spread that garlicky goodness

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Bringing the flavor

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Sweet sweet smoke

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Serve with a salad

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What's your side?

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Golden and delicious

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Corn Fritters make a great side