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Sweet and Salty Chicken

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Hey everyone! This is Kristen from fuelingafitfam.com. Jessica is so nice to let us guest post here and share this HEALTHY, Sweet and Salty Chicken recipe, on her awesome blog!
If she could come decorate my house that would be a dream!
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Sweet and Salty Chicken Recipe fantabulosity.com

Sweet and Salty Chicken

This Sweet and Salty Chicken is one of our new FAVORITE meals. It’s so versatile. I have looked for any excuse to make this! I’m really not into watching the football playoffs right now, but I am into making food for them!

“Say what honey? You want some appetizers during the game? I’m on it!”

So instead of having it over rice like we normally do, I just cut them into small pieces that we could snack on.

Have you ever been to the mall, food court, while they are handing out free samples? I have always loved the chicken from any of the Japanese restaurants. I know it’s probably not good for me, so I never actually buy it… I just savor the one piece. Well, these remind me of those. And guess what? They are healthy, so you can dig in guilt-free!

The best part about this is that it is super easy and quick to make. I think the longest part was defrosting the chicken.

Sweet and Salty Chicken Recipe fantabulosity.com

Sweet and Salty Chicken

Jessica Burgess
This sweet and salty chicken recipe is super simple to make and perfect for dinner or an appetizer!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 318 kcal


  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons tamari see note
  • 1-1/2 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 large boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • sea salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil


  • In a small bowl add the apple cider vinegar, tamari, maple syrup and ground pepper. Set aside.
  • Cut chicken thighs to desired size and pat them dry with a paper towel. Season generously with salt.
  • Heat the cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • After a couple of minutes add the chicken thighs. When they begin to turn brown and crispy (after about 3-4 minutes), flip them over and brown them on the other side.
  • Pour the maple syrup mixture over chicken and bring it to a boil.
  • Turn the heat down just a little bit and let the maple syrup mixture boil and reduce, while you flip the chicken thighs every minute or so (to ensure they are completely coated in the glaze).
  • The maple mixture will become thick and syrupy, and it will completely coat the chicken, leaving nothing in the pan. After the chicken is cooked through and the maple mixture is thick and completely covering the chicken, remove from heat and serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving (1 chicken thigh)Calories: 318kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 18gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 110mgSodium: 213mgPotassium: 231mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 90IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.8mg
Keyword chicken appetizers, chicken marinades, easy chicken recipes
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Original Recipe From: kiwiandbean.com

Back to Jessica…

Thank you SO MUCH for coming over here, Fueling a Fit Fam, and sharing this crazy delicious Sweet and Salty Chicken recipe. My mouth is TOTALLY watering, looking at it!

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Until next time,

4 thoughts on “Sweet and Salty Chicken

  1. Paul Brown says:

    Hello Jessica:
    Met you at Costco this week and was intrigued with your entrepreneurship and may need your assistance in marketing my books. Three are on the plate and I’ll share more later: 2 are historical books (novels) and the third is a help book. Need to work later today and I’m looking forward to your feed back. Have a successful day.

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Paul! Thanks for the comment, and the great conversation the other day at Costco! 🙂 It was a lot of fun! Let me know when your books are finished! Would love to take a look at them!

  2. Tanya says:

    Wonderful chicken recipe! It looks incredibly appetizing with its juicy looking coat. Yummy!

    1. Jessica says:

      I couldn’t agree more Tanya! Thank you for the sweet comment! XO

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