Saturday, February 07, 2009

Maple-Garlic Chicken

From maple glazed chicken
This recipe was shared to me by my Pinay friend who is also married to an American. They also make their own maple syrup, and I might have asked her one time what to cook when maple syrup is just so abundant. This is one that she suggested, which at one point, she brought to one of our Pinay gatherings near a river (tabing-ilog in Ana's property). I loved it, and I asked for the recipe, which she gladly shared, and now I am sharing with you. The only tweaking I made was to thicken the sauce to make it stick more, then brush onto the chickens while grilling during the last 5 minutes; this way they appear "glazed."

From maple chicken
1 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup white vinegar
1 cup soy sauce
1-1/2 lb chicken pieces

Place chicken pieces in the saucepan. Mix well the rest of the ingredients and pour onto the chickens. Boil then lower heat to medium low (#4) and cook for 15 minutes. During the last 5 minutes, start heating up your oven, broil method. Arrange your chicken pieces on a pan, and place the sauce in a small saucepan. Broil chicken for 5 minutes to dry the surfaces. Meanwhile, thicken the sauce with cornstarch+water mix to the desired consistency, and adjust the taste as needed with salt and pepper. Baste the chicken pieces to give them a glaze, and repeat after 2 minutes, then cook further about 2 minutes. turn over the chicken pieces and do the same. When serving, pour some more sauce onto the pieces. Goes very well with mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. The leftover sauce, if any, will be perfect to flavor your fried rice.


Wena said...

Sarap naman nito manang....sakto may manok akong nilabas,,,,solve na dinner namin..thanks for sharing manang,post ko sa site ko pag nalut0 ko na,have a great week-end..

Tangled Noodle said...

Delicous! This would be so versatile - over rice, noodles and even on pizza! Thank you and your friend for sharing the recipe. I'm impressed that they make their own maple syrup!

Munchkin Mommy said...

Manang! This is just what I needed..a new chicken recipe! We eat chicken so much we are practically growing wings already! :) I love that I have all the ingredients in my pantry! :D

caren said...

yummy! will try this soon! thanks for sharing this with us ha!

Wena said...

Manang, thank u sa recipe,grabe as in ang sarap talaga,first time na naubos ang manok na niluluto ko....thanks talaga as in ang sarap;)...i will try this with beef tenderloin...

Manang said...

Hi Wena,
Glad you liked it! Now it makes me want to cook it again (it's been a while since I last cooked this. I only posted about it kasi nakita ko sa uploaded photos ko.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Manang,

Just a question po, when you baste the chicken do I need to do that while they are broiling in the oven or after broiling po? And also can I still cook this even my oven doesn't have broil setting? I'm still figuring out pa din kasi how to set our oven to broil. he he many thanks

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