Last weekend I was thinking of what to serve my daughter for dinner, as usual like my other weekends it was a time to unleash those creative juices and create something out of what I can find in the pantry. Usually when I do some impromptu cooking it will be stir fried as that’s the easiest one and sometimes pasta but this time will be different.
Three months ago I received from a friend a 2 bottles of a good quality maple syrup from Canada and since then I guess I only used up only 20 ml of it so why not use this in a savoury dish. Since maple also is good with bacon why not mix it together and use it as a flavour for some chicken nibbles that we have on the freezer. My daughter love all of those so I guess this will be a perfect meal fof her and as a matter of fact it is.
800g chicken nibbles
1 cup maple syrup
2/3 cup bacon, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tbsp soy sauce
freshly ground black pepper
- In a non-stick pan add a small amount of oil and cook bacon pieces until golden brown and crunchy. Remove from pan, drain then set aside.
- Using the same pan, add some bacon oil from the fried bacon on step 1 then sauté garlic.
- Bring the heat to high then add chicken nibbles and continously stir fry until brown on all sides.
- Pour maple syrup and soy sauce then give it a good mix, place on medium heat then cover pan and cook for 10 minutes turning chicken occasionally.
- Season with salt if needed and freshly ground black pepper.
- Place in serving plate then sprinkle with bacon pieces.