Monday, June 7, 2010

Maple Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe

This is my husband's favorite chicken recipe. I love cooking with pure maple syrup, and thought it might be good to marinate chicken breast in it. The maple adds a really nice, not too sweet, flavor to the chicken that my family loves. We love this chicken with Cooked Lentils with Avocado Topping.

Maple Glazed Chicken Breast Recipe

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 tbsp pure maple syrup
Salt and pepper

Butterfly the raw chicken breasts so they are not so thick and put them in a medium-size Corning Ware dish, or the like. Pour the maple syrup over them, and tenderize them using a fork to prick them. Cover the dish and let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer before you cook them.

Heat a large non-stick skillet, sprayed with cooking spray, to Medium High heat. Drain off as much of the extra maple syrup as possible before putting the chicken in the skillet. Be sure you have a stove vent you can turn on during the cooking, as the maple syrup will burn a bit. Salt and pepper the chicken to taste.

Cook the chicken for about 5 minutes per side, then reduce the heat to Medium and cook the chicken for 2 more minutes each side at a time until the chicken is fully cooked. You need to keep turning the chicken so it doesn't burn too much because of the syrup. Serves 2 adults (and one small child).

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