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Spiced Chicken with Maple Butter Glaze

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Spiced Chicken with Maple Butter Glaze

Spiced Chicken with Maple Butter Glaze

Jessica Braider
This scrumptious chicken, adapted from a Weight Watchers recipe, has received raves from subscribers when I have run it in previous newsletters. It cooks so quickly because of the high heat and the chicken’s proximity to the oven’s heating element.
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Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings


  • 1 1/2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 tsp. ground cumin or use chili powder
  • 1 whole chicken cut up, (purchase it already cut up for greater ease)
  • 3 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard


  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine the four dry spices.
  • Place the chicken pieces skin side up on the baking sheet. Sprinkle and rub the spice mixture evenly over the chicken (leave the drumsticks without spices for picky eaters). 
  • Position the sheet in the upper third of the oven, about 4 inches from the heating element, and bake it, without turning it, for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan combine the maple syrup, butter, and mustard. Stir it over low heat until the butter melts. Remove it from the heat. 
  • After the chicken has baked for 15 minutes, remove it from the oven and brush it with the maple glaze and bake it for 5 more minutes. Brush the chicken with the glaze again and bake it 5 minutes more. Remove it from the oven and serve it.


Do Ahead or Delegate:  Combine the dry spices.
Scramble Flavor Booster:  Substitute 1/4 tsp. of the paprika with cayenne pepper.
Tip: In comparison to honey, maple syrup has fewer calories and a higher concentration of minerals.  It’s a great source of manganese and zinc.
Nutritional Information per serving (% based upon daily values):
Calories 310, Total Fat 16g, 24%, Saturated Fat 5g, 26%, Cholesterol 105 mg, 34%, Sodium 360 mg, 15%, Total Carbohydrate 7g, 2%, Dietary Fiber 0g, 0%, Protein 33g, Sugar 6g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, Company/Entertaining, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Fall, Gluten-Free, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Main Dish, Nut-Free, Spring, Winter
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