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Maple Roasted Chicken Sauce

maple chicken sauce

Shabbat meals tend to dry out after spending extended periods of time on the hot plate so making an awesome sauce that won’t dry out too quickly is very necessary in our house, especially when having guests over. Here’s

Chava’s Maple Roasted  Chicken Sauce Recipe:

  • 3lbs / 1.3 kg chicken pieces, cut up
  • vegetable oil for frying – she used olive oil
  • 1/2 cup dijon mustard
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar – she used apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 onions, sliced up in rings


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350F / 180C
  2. Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat
  4. Add chicken pieces to hot oil in a single layer without crowding.
  5. Cook chicken 8 – 10 minutes per side and brown the chicken on both sides.
  6. Remove with tongs and place the chicken in a single layer on the bottom of a 9 x 13 (or larger) baking pan or 2 medium size baking pans.
  7. In a separate bowl, combine the mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper and whisk or stir until well combined.
  8. Toss together the sliced onions and the sauce until its evenly coated.
  9. Pour the onion mixture over the chicken, completely smothering it. – Chava like to rub the sauce in a bit
  10. Cover the pan tightly and bake for an hour and a half.
  11. Remove the foil and bake for another 30 – 45 minutes, until cooked through and soft.
  12. If you prefer your chicken to be very soft, you can leave it covered the entire time – Chava does this, since she likes to have the sauce stay saucey.
  13. Serve hot  – Chava likes to serve it over a bed of rice if she’s making it during the week.*
  14. This chicken recipe freezes nicely!

Serves 6-8. Total cooking time needed: 2 hours 10 minutes

**When Chava makes this dish for Shabbat, she makes the rice separately but in the same fry pan that the chicken was browned in. After it has cooked  she adds it over the whole chicken pan to keep the chicken from drying out.

Happy eating!



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Maple Chicken Sauce
maple chicken sauce
maple chicken sauce
  1. Grease a baking pan and place a layer of the thinly sliced onions on the bottom. Then place the chicken, skin side up, single layer, on top of the onions. Set aside.
    chicken ready for the maple syrup sauce
  2. In a medium size saucepan over medium heat fry up the olive oil and chopped onion and garlic together for about 3-5 minutes, until the onion becomes translucent. Add ketchup, vinegar and maple syrup, stirring well after each addition and then add all the remaing spices. Heat to boiling and pour over the chicken.
    The maple syrup bbq sauce in a pot
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour, basting every 20 minutes. Check to make sure chicken is done by piercing a thick part with a fork, if the juice runs clear it is likely done. Mine was falling off the bone!
    Kosher Chicken basted in a maple syrup based bbq sauce!
Recipe Notes

Pre-Heat the oven to 350F / 180C
You can use grade A maple syrup, but the maple flavor can get lost in all the spices. We used grade B for this.

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The Maple Syrup has arrived in Ashdod

The 4th shipment- a “quick” shipment that we needed to replenish our supply of 16 oz bottles has arrived in Ashdod- with luck, we’ll have it in stock again sometime next week.

For those that were waiting for this to arrive, well- it’s arrived!

We asked them to hurry it- they took us a bit too literally…

we asked them to huury too much

We’ll tell them to take their time moving it to Haifa just in case 😉

Running low on Maple Syrup

A case of maple syrup that is almost empty

The good news/bad news is that we are running out of certain kinds of maple syrup and the ship wont arrive until late this month so DESPITE our efforts to stay in stock on everything, we will probably run out anyways… 🙁

The 16 oz bottles, of all types, are running low. Grade A organic, Grade B organic and Grade A non-organic are almost gone. Actually- with us going to the Paleo Market in Haifa tonight, we will probably be out of the grade B entirely.

If you want some, please place your order RIGHT NOW- it will be first come first serve and the tardy will have to wait a few weeks for their order to arrive…

The 1 gallon non-organic grade B is also officially “out of stock”. I thought we had one more case but it was actually a case of organic…