Sticky Maple Barbecue Chicken

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This sticky maple barbecue chicken recipe is sure to be a family favorite. Baked in the oven this is one of the best chicken recipes you will make. You start by using a barbecue rub on the chicken, and while the chicken bakes the maple-barbecue sauce simmers to be used later as a baste at the end of cooking and is then charred for optimum stickiness and flavor. This is an easy dinner idea that is great for family barbecues, and get-togethers. The homemade barbecue sauce has brown sugar, pure maple syrup, and red pepper flakes for delicious full flavor.

Whenever you make an easy dinner idea with chicken, you want to practice chicken and food safety. Using these simple tips will help to ensure that your kitchen is free of bacteria. You will want to teach your everyone in your family these simple tips to ensure your house stays clear of food-borne illness. To start always wash your hands properly. When you wash your hands be sure to wash for at least 20 seconds before handling any food and after handling meat, poultry, eggs and seafood. You also want to make sure to wash your hands after touching the family pets and using the washroom. It is also important to keep your kitchen work area clean. You want to clean and sanitize all countertops, utensils, and cutting boards with a mild bleach solution. This should be done before and after any food preparation. A simple bleach solution with about one teaspoon of bleach in three cups of water should do the trick. Always make sure to wash your produce thoroughly. Wash fresh produce under running water to remove any dirt and residue there might be. You also want to cut away any bruised areas on produce; this is because bruised areas on produce are places where bacteria can thrive. You also want to make sure that you separate surfaces that are used to prepare meat, poultry and seafood. That also means to use separate areas in your shopping cart and refrigerator to store. When preparing raw meat, poultry, and seafood you want to use two cutting boards if possible. This means you should have one cutting board for cutting meat, and another for cutting produce. If you are going to be cooking two different types of protein, you want to be sure and keep them separate from each other and wash your cutting board thoroughly between preparing each. You can thoroughly clean plastic cutting boards in the dishwasher. Always seal raw meat, keep raw meat, poultry in a sealed container on the bottom of the refrigerator so you can prevent any juices from dripping onto other food in the fridge.

Thank you to Melissa from Melissas Southern Style Kitchen recipe site for sharing this easy dinner idea for sticky maple barbecue chicken. This is just one of the easy dinner ideas you will find on the site. Other recipes you will find on the site include healthy leftover chicken recipes, appetizers, main dish ideas, desserts, salad recipes, slow cooker ideas, soup and salads, stew recipes, vegetable recipes and more. ***

Nutrition Facts for: Sticky Maple Barbecue Chicken from Melissa's Southern Kitchen
Ingredients: Chicken, olive oil, barbecue seasoning, brown sugar, onion, butter, ketchup, maple syrup, soy sauce, apple cider vinegar, liquid smoke, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, cumin, salt.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet. * The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings. * Per Serving:Calories 403, Calories from Fat 106, Total Fat 11.8g 18%, Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%, Cholesterol 178mg 59%, Sodium 467mg 19%, Potassium 464mg 13%, Carbohydrates 3.9g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%, Sugars 2.4g, Protein 66.1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 1%, Calcium 3%, Iron 12%

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