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Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs

Video Title: Sticky Glazed Chicken Thighs
Video Duration: 1:49
Juicy and tender chicken accompanied by a sticky, sweet and tangy sauce. The Asian flavours are given a Canadian twist with maple syrup. And it's quick and easy to make.
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 30 min


1 lb boneless chicken thighs
1 tbsp oil
¾ tbsp maple syrup
⅓ cup soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp ginger peeled and grated
1 tbsp dried red pepper flakes to taste
juice of one orange or lime
salt and pepper
2 green onions, sliced thin
2 tbsp toasted sesames

Food Safety

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  1. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Set aside.

  2. Heat pan over medium high heat and add 1 tbsp of oil.

  3. Add the chicken, skin side down and brown for about 3-5 minutes.

  4. Turn chicken over and brown for another 3 minutes.

  5. Remove chicken from pan and set aside to make sauce.

  6. Place the maple syrup, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, and orange juice in the pan.

  7. Bring to a boil over medium heat for 1-2 minutes.

  8. Add chicken back to the sauce, skin side up and simmer on low heat for approx. 25-30 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 165ºF (74ºC) when inserted into the thickest part of meat.

  9. If sauce is thick enough to coat a spoon, plate the chicken and drizzle sauce over plated thighs and sprinkle with julienned green onion and sesame.

  10. If the sauce is thin, remove chicken from the pan and tent with foil.

  11. Reduce sauce until it coats back of spoon and then drizzle over top of chicken.

  12. Garnish chicken with chopped green onion and sesame. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Info

Per 175 g serving Amount
Protein26 g
Fat12 g
Saturated Fat2.0 g
Carbohydrate10 g
Fibre2 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol95 mg
Sodium1290 mg
Per 175 g serving % Daily Value