Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges – There is No Place Like Home!

A perfect combination of sweet and savory truly brings out the flavour of this healthy, gluten-free dish. Sage is an earthy, aromatic herb that pairs well with the sweetened taste of maple syrup making this medley a wonderful success.

Florida Trip 1- runcooklaugh.comAfter a long week of fun in the sun in Florida with 4 kids, I think I need a vacation! Just kidding… well, sort of. My children love coming here not only because we take them to a waterpark, the beach, the pool, fishing and museums, but most importantly they get to spend a little QT with Grandma and Pop-pop. The bond between a grandparent and grandchild is so precious. I was fortunate to have my wonderful grandmother live with us since I was 2 years old. Her passing a few years ago was heartbreaking. I lost my second mother that day and not a moment goes by that I don’t think about her. I make it a point for my children to be surrounded by my parent’s unconditional love so they can hold on to that love for a lifetime.Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges - There is No Place Like Home! - runcooklaugh.com

After a short flight, that felt like forever with small children, putting together a quick, simple, healthy meal is on the menu tonight. Wash, cut, season and throw it in the oven is the way I like to do things when I am in a rush and exhausted. I never skimp out on the nutritional value of each ingredient though.Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges - There is No Place Like Home! - runcooklaugh.com

Organic, pasture-raised chicken happens to be a staple in my home. It is so versatile it could be served almost every day by changing up the ingredients and cooking method. Most of you may be aware that chicken is a great source of lean protein and is relatively low in saturated fat compared to other proteins. It also contains all B vitamins; B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12, folate, biotin, and choline. B vitamins help support adrenal function, help calm and maintain a healthy nervous system, and are necessary for key metabolic processes. Below is a list of the highest B vitamins in chicken and a few more reasons you should add this piece of poultry to you rotation diet.Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges - There is No Place Like Home! - runcooklaugh.com1. The highest B vitamin is vitamin B3, also known as niacin: Niacin is said to be responsible for converting carbohydrates to energy. It can also improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks.

2. Next is vitamin B6, also called pyridoxine: Pyridoxine is a water-soluble nutrient which acts as a coenzyme in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats and proteins.

3. Contains selenium: Selenium is a trace mineral that plays a big role in metabolic performance and also contains antioxidant that have a positive affect on its ability to fight cancer-promoting free radicals.

4. Stress reliever: Chicken contains tryptophan which has a calming effect on your body. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and your body uses serotonin to produce the hormone melatonin. Melatonin promotes sleep and in this way it regulates your sleep-wake cycle.Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges - There is No Place Like Home! - runcooklaugh.com

Chicken is one of the most valued foods among all ages throughout the world. It can be prepared in a wide variety of healthy ways like grilling, roasting, sautéing, poaching, stir-frying and baking making it a healthy choice.

Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges
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The sweet taste of maple syrup and earthy flavour of sage makes an excellent combination for this simple gluten-free dish. The potatoes are a wonderful addition to this sweet and savory meal.
Servings
6 whole chicken legs
Servings
6 whole chicken legs
Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges
Print Recipe
The sweet taste of maple syrup and earthy flavour of sage makes an excellent combination for this simple gluten-free dish. The potatoes are a wonderful addition to this sweet and savory meal.
Servings
6 whole chicken legs
Servings
6 whole chicken legs
Ingredients
Servings: whole chicken legs
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 375 degrees.
  2. Place the chicken in a baking pan. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Combine all the ingredients until they are covered with the liquid.
  4. Cover the pan with parchment paper and place it into the oven for 45 - 50 minutes.
  5. Chicken is ready when the meat is not pink and the liquid is clear when cut at the bone. For accuracy using an instant-read thermometer pierced near the bone will determine the readiness. It should read 165 degrees when the chicken is done.
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8 thoughts on “Baked Maple and Sage Chicken with Potato Wedges – There is No Place Like Home!

    1. Thank you so much! Let me know what you think when you try it. I hope you like it.

  1. This sounds amazing! Great family photos! Maple and sage sound like a wonderful combination!! My family and I just went to the Grand Cayman Islands…such fun!

  2. That makes my mouth water! I love chicken. It’s a great source of lean protein if prepared properly!! I think I will try it with just chicken breasts. Great beach photos. You guys look great!!

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