A yummy Maple Glaze and tasty grilled okra add delicious flavor to a weeknight staple in Maple-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Okra.
Maple-Glazed Grilled Chicken and Okra
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, divided, plus more to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
- 6 bone-in skin-on chicken thighs
- 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
- ¾ pound small to medium fresh okra
- 16 (4-to 6-inch) wooden skewers, soaked in water for at least 30 minutes
- Maple Glaze (recipe follows)
- In a small bowl, stir together chili powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper. Rub both sides of chicken with 2 tablespoons oil, and sprinkle all over with spice mixture.
- Thread 4 to 6 okra onto 1 prepared skewer, piercing near stem end of pods. Thread a second skewer through opposite end of pods. Repeat with remaining okra and remaining skewers. Brush okra with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, and sprinkle with remaining ¼ teaspoon salt and remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper.
- Spray a grill pan with cooking spray. Heat pan over medium-high heat for 5 minutes.
- Add chicken to grill pan; cook for 6 to 8 minutes. Turn chicken, and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in thickest portion registers 165°, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer chicken to a serving platter, and brush with two-thirds of Maple Glaze. Cover with foil; keep warm.
- Add okra to grill pan; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Turn okra, and cook until tender and grill marks form, about 3 minutes. Brush okra with remaining Maple Glaze. Season with salt. Serve with chicken.
Chicken and okra can also be cooked on a 350° to 400° outdoor gas or charcoal grill with similar cooking times.
Serves: ⅓ cup
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon stone-ground mustard
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
- ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
- In a small saucepan, bring all ingredients to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to low; simmer until slightly thickened and mixture coats the back of a spoon, about 10 minutes. Keep warm until ready to use.