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Posted in: Poultry
Prep Time:
5 minutes
Serves:
6
Grill time:
20 minutes

Maple Garlic Chicken

Sweet, Sticky, Garlicky!

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Maple Garlic Chicken
Serves 6
Prep Time:
Grill time: 20 minutes
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. 
Spread that garlicky goodness
Spread that garlicky goodness
Bringing the flavor
Bringing the flavor
Sweet sweet smoke
Sweet sweet smoke

Maple Garlic Chicken

Serves: 6       Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 12 chicken drumsticks
    (or your favorite skin-on cut)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 2 minced green onions

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your grill to medium–high
Step 2
In a large bowl, whisk together the garlic, jalapeño peppers, mustard, maple syrup, and oil.
Step 3
Season the chicken with salt and pepper. Place chicken in a grill basket.
Step 4
Grill the chicken for 8 to 10 minutes per side, or until fully cooked, basting liberally with the maple mixture.
Step 5
Carefully remove chicken from the grill basket and toss in the remaining maple mixture.
Step 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.
Serve with a salad
Serve with a salad
What's your side?
What's your side?
Golden and delicious
Golden and delicious
So very tasty
So very tasty
Corn fritters make a great side
Corn fritters make a great side

Recipe courtesy of Chef Ted Reader from Sticky Fingers and Tenderloins, photography by Andrea 

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? 

Happy Grilling!






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