Maple Glazed Chicken


This slightly sweet combination of ketchup, maple syrup and smoke paprika should tempt fussy eaters. The paprika gives the chicken a rich flavour and orange hue. A griddle is a very healthy way of cooking as it uses very little fat and keeps the chicken tender and moist. I like to griddle chicken as it is a very healthy way of cooking as it uses very little fat and keeps the chicken tender and moist. You can also griddle vegetables like sliced courgettes, mangetout and sweet peppers alongside.

Maple Glazed Chicken
5 minutes plus marinating time
20 minutes
Best for


  • 4 skinned chicken breasts
  • light olive oil, for griddling

Maple Glaze Marinade

  • 5 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 5 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 3 tsp sweet smoked paprika

Conversion chart


  1. First flatten the chicken. One good way to do this is to slit the side of a plastic freezer bag, so that you can position the meat inside the cover. Pound the chicken with a heavy mallet or rolling pin, working from the middle outwards to acheive a uniform thickness. 
  2. Whisk together the ingredients for the marinade, pour over the chicken and leave to marinate for at least an hour.
  3. Heat the griddle and brush with a little olive oil.
  4. Remove the chicken from the marinade and cook for about 4 minutes each side or until cooked through, basting occasionally. Pour over any extra juices to serve.


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  • My baby just went through a week long food-refusal phase, but this chicken tempted her back to the table!  We’ll be having this a lot.  Thanks, Annabel.

    16 Mar 2009

  • I tried the honey soy marinade - delicious!  My wee boy had been off chicken for a while, so this tempted him back to the idea!!  His dad and grandad were equally impressed.

    18 Jan 2009

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