Chicken and Bean Maple Bake

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Chicken and bean maple syrup bake
6 portions


  • 6 large chicken thighs
  • 4 leeks sliced at an angle
  • 2 x 400g butter beans, drained
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 200g crème fraiche
  • 300g baby spinach
  • 150g parmesan cheese, grated for topping

For the marinade:

  • 200ml pure maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust taste)
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 8 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Mix all marinade ingredients together and cover chicken. Leave to infuse overnight
  2. When ready to cook, heat oven to 200°C/180°F/Gas 6
  3. In an oven proof tray, heat oil and seal chicken skin side down, until crisp and brown and then turn over and seal
  4. Cook for 8-10 minutes in oven
  5. Turn oven down to 160°C/325°F/Gas 3 and add leeks, butter beans, chicken stock and leave to slow cook for 60-80 minutes until juices run clear
  6. Before serving, add crème fraiche and spinach to wilt and cook for a further 10 minutes
  7. Finish with grated Parmesan

A tasty chicken traybake, bursting with robust flavours. Tender chunks of chicken, marinated overnight in pure maple syrup, are paired with butter beans, crème fraiche and spinach in this simple traybake recipe. A richly flavoured dish packed with personality, this traybake is perfect for sharing with family and friends.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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The colour and flavour of maple syrup changes in subtle ways during the seasonal harvest

At the start of the sugaring season, the syrup is generally clear, with a light, sweet taste. It becomes darker with a caramelised flavour as the season progresses throughout the spring.

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Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

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