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Lately I've been finding huge packages of chicken legs on sale for around a $1 a pound, so I've been scooping them up and storing them in my freezer. I've tried some delicious chicken leg recipes in the last couple of weeks, and wanted something different but just as tasty. This chicken is wonderful with it's sweet sticky glaze.

*Recipe from MaryAlice @ Recipezaar


Serves 4

8 chicken drumsticks or chicken pieces
1/3 cup flour
2 tbsp oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 tbsp rice vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp dry sherry
2 tsp grated ginger
1/2 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Dredge chicken in the flour. Heat a large frying pan over high heat with the oil, and brown the chicken on all sides. Transfer to a baking dish.

Mix together maple syrup, rice vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, sherry, ginger and pepper and pour over the chicken. Bake the chicken for 1 hour and 15 minutes, turning the chicken in the sauce every 20 minutes or so.

Click here for printable version of Ginger Maple Glazed Chicken


This chicken was really yummy. I loved how easy this chicken was to throw together, and once it was in the oven it was very hands-off. I put Japanese sticky rice (calrose rice) in my rice cooker, and frozen peas in the microwave - both totally hands off! The glaze on the chicken is delicious and we spooned any extra glaze over our rice. Our family loved this chicken.

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6 Responses
  1. Vanessa Says:

    Mmmm...this was super good. Nialle thought the sauce would also do well over ribs!

  2. Oooooh! That would be amazing over ribs!!

  3. At first I was a little apprehensive about this dish because we've never really eaten much "asian" food that wasn't deep-fried-ish!

    Honestly, it was absolutely fabulous, we've made it 3 times now, adding it to stir-fry, quesadillas, etc. It's definitely on the sweet side but it's soooo good!

    Thank you so much for sharing all of your recipes, we've been trying lots of them and there hasn't been one that wasn't absolutely delicious!

  4. Thank you so much for your comment Imaginative Intentions!

  5. Unknown Says:

    If I use chicken breasts will that change the cooking time?


  6. Robert - Yes, using chicken breasts would change the cooking time. For bone-in chicken breasts they would need maybe 45 min to an hour, and bone out maybe 30-40 minutes. Just make sure the juices run clear.