Baked Chicken with Spicy Maple Sauce Recipe

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Kristin January 7, 2021

How To Make Baked Chicken with Spicy Maple Sauce

Add a tasty crunch to your baked chicken dish by using whole-grain waffles. Learn how to make a spicy maple sauce for this chicken dish. Try this at home.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 35 minutes
Marinate Time: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 40 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Chicken:

  • lbschicken breast,boneless, skinless
  • 1cupreduced-fat buttermilk
  • ½tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 1large egg,lightly beaten
  • dashtabasco,optional
  • 4whole grain or multi-grain frozen waffles,lightly toasted and cooled
  • 1tspfresh thyme,chopped
  • cooking spray

For Sauce:

  • 1tspolive oil
  • 1clovesmall garlic,finely minced
  • ¼cupreduced sodium chicken broth
  • 2tbsppure maple syrup
  • 1tspapple cider vinegar
  • ¼tspred pepper flakes
  • ½tspfresh thyme,chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken into 6 cutlets and place them in a shallow dish.

  2. Pour the buttermilk over the chicken pieces, refrigerate and let them soak for at least 1 hour.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  4. Break the waffles into small pieces and pulse in a food processor until they resemble coarse crumbs.

  5. Evenly spread the crumbs on a baking sheet and bake for 4 minutes. Set aside to cool.

  6. Remove the chicken from the buttermilk, place on a paper towel-lined plate and pat the chicken with another towel to dry the surface of each piece. Discard leftover buttermilk.

  7. Season both sides of the chicken with ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper.

  8. Put the egg and tabasco in a shallow dish or bowl. Combine the waffle crumbs, thyme, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and pepper in another dish.

  9. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture.

  10. Transfer the cutlet to a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  11. Lightly spray each piece with cooking spray.

  12. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees F.

  13. Let the chicken rest for 5 minutes.

  14. Meanwhile, heat small non-stick skillet over medium heat.

  15. Add the olive oil and garlic and sauté for about 1 minute.

  16. Add the chicken broth, syrup, vinegar, red pepper flakes, and thyme.

  17. Bring the sauce to slow boil and allow it to reduce by half.

  18. To serve, top each chicken piece with ½ tablespoon of sauce.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 421.21kcal
  • Fat: 21.96g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.21g
  • Trans Fat: 0.12g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 24.27g
  • Fiber: 0.22g
  • Sugar: 6.06g
  • Protein: 30.25g
  • Cholesterol: 139.71mg
  • Sodium: 547.12mg
  • Calcium: 204.32mg
  • Potassium: 437.97mg
  • Iron: 2.31mg
  • Vitamin A: 79.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.10mg
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