Maple-Glazed Chicken Thighs

  • Preparation 30 MIN
    Cooking 1 H
  • Servings 6



  1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180 °C (350 °F).
  2. In a skillet, brown the chicken thighs in the oil on both sides. Season with salt. Place the chicken thighs in a large baking dish. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. Remove some fat from the skillet, if desired, and brown the onion and garlic. Add the maple syrup and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and reduce by half. Add the soy sauce, sesame oil, pepper and sambal oelek. Pour over the chicken and bake for an additional 40 minutes or until the meat falls off the bone. Baste frequently during cooking.
  4. Remove the chicken thighs from the baking dish and keep warm. Pour the drippings in the skillet and reduce by half or until syrupy. Pour over the chicken pieces before serving.
  5. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes and a green vegetable such as broccoli stems sautéed in butter.


Do like me and rediscover the broccoli stems that were long reserved only for soups. To prepare them, peel their thick first layer off with a peeler. Note that it is important to remove it, as it's the toughest part of this vegetable. Once this step is completed, cut into sticks and blanch them. They can be eaten as is or sautéed in butter. It's really delicious. Furthermore, I now leave the florets for my daughters, I eat the stem ... no more bickering over dinner!

Healthy Pick

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Nutrition Facts

For 1 serving

Content % Daily Value
Calories 315  
Total Fat 13 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Sodium (salt) 755 mg  
Carbohydrates 23 g  
Fibre 1 g  
Protein 27 g