Maple Pork (or Chicken!)

by Mama Chocolate on September 16, 2011

So my camera and photography skills may not be all that awesome, but don’t try to tell me this picture doesn’t make you drool a little…

The origin of this recipe is complicated: Bev sent it to me for Fun with Food Friday, and she got it from Abigail who got it from a Jamie Oliver cookbook.

Anyway, the original recipe uses pork which I’m sure is even more amazing than the chicken that I used. (Didn’t have the pork in my freezer that I thought I did…or maybe it’s just lurking in the depths somewhere in there…)

 Mama Chocolate

MAPLE PORK (or Chicken)


  • sliced/chopped pork or chicken breast
  • olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • water
  • maple syrup
1.) Saute pork or chicken in a frying pan on medium high heat with a little olive oil until nicely browned. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

2.) Add 1/3 cup water to de-glaze the pan and then add 1/4 cup maple syrup.

3.) Continue to cook until the pork or chicken starts to caramelize, but not too long! When I did a second batch, I ended up burning it because I wasn’t standing right there watching it, (hello, I had two miniature people “helping” me make dinner!) Anyway, be careful. ;-)

I served it with egg noodles, but I know it would also be tasty with rice or with potatoes, (especially if you were using pork.)

I am totally making this again. Like, next week. I loved it, and after a few more tries, I think I could pull off an even better result!

It was amazingly quick, requires very minimum ingredients, and tastes like a gourmet worked-my-tail-off-to-get-it-to-the-table meal!

I really want to try it with pork and plan on coming back here and updating after I can tell you how I think the two options compare!

Thank you, Bev, for this amazing contribution!

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Bev September 16, 2011 at 6:56 pm

Glad it worked for you…we made it 3 times in 2 weeks and it would have been more if I hadn’t insisted that we could eat other meals. It was an all around hit. And I have checked a couple of Jaime Oliver cookbooks out of the library! If you like fruit and meat together…I think that could be a great addition…peaches maybe… :D


Heather Capewell September 19, 2011 at 6:44 am

This dish looks super yummy & easy. I think I’ll give this a try later in the week! Yummy
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Skye October 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm



Headant May 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

This looks like it will be easy. I’m going to try it soon!
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