Maple Chicken
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Maple Chicken

Sticky, buttery, and with the perfect combination of savory and sweet, these maple chicken drumsticks are a huge hit whenever I make them. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 307kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 8 chicken drumsticks, 4 oz each
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Diamond Crystal kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the chicken pieces in a 9X13-inch baking dish.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Pour the mixture on top of the drumsticks and use your hands to coat the chicken pieces.
  • Bake until cooked through, 40-45 minutes, basting with the pan drippings every 15 minutes. It's important to baste, using the drippings on the bottom of the pan. Otherwise, they will set and the sugar in the maple will over-caramelize and burn.
  • When done, baste the maple chicken one more time, then serve.


Serving: 2drumsticks | Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 890mg | Sugar: 6g