Maple Sticky Chicken
½ cup Wood’s Maple Syrup (try ghosted or smoked also)
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup ketchup
- ¼ cup apple cider vinegar (or regular or rice vinegar)
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup Wood’s Maple Sugar, packed (light or dark)
- 1 to 4 tablespoons chili garlic sauce, to taste (I used 3 heaping tablespoons and there was a nice kick; reduce to 1 tablespoon or less if you're very sensitive to spicy foods)
- 1 large egg, lightly beaten
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup corn starch, for dredging
- 1.25 to 1.50 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 ½ tablespoons cornstarch + 2 tablespoons cold water
- Green onions, sliced thin; optional for garnishing
- Sesame seeds, optional for garnishing
To a medium bowl, add all the ingredients, and whisk to combine; set aside.
- Add the egg to a small bowl, the flour to a separate shallow bowl, and the 1/3 cup corn starch to another shallow bowl.
- Add the chicken to the egg bowl (I add it all at once and smoosh it around with my fingers), pick it up and transfer it to the flour bowl and coat it with flour (doesn't have to be 100% completely and perfectly coated), pick it up and transfer it to the corn starch bowl and coat it with corn starch.
- To a large skillet, add the oil, add the chicken, and cook over medium to medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, or until the chicken is seared, lightly browned on the outside, and cooked through.
- Reduce the heat to medium, add the sauce to the skillet, and stir to combine.
- In a small bowl, add 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, 2 tablespoons of cold waer, and stir to combine. Add the cornstarch slurry to the skillet and stir to combine.
- Stir the sauce continuously for about 5 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened up as much as desired, allowing it to boil gently as your stir.
- Optionally, evenly garnish with green onions and/or sesame seeds and serve immediately. Chicken will keep airtight in the fridge for up to 5 days or in the freezer for up to 4 months.
This makes a lot of sauce and if you don't love sauce or want extra (it's great over rice), halve the sauce recipe from what is written.
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