I went against the recipe that called for chicken thighs and used chicken breasts instead. I'm just not a big fan of chicken thighs, but I'm sure it'd be good either way. I also forgot to put the green onions on top, which I'm sure would have been great to cut the heat. This proves I am not a perfect cook. haha
Maple Soy Chicken Thighs (or breasts if you prefer) (serves 4)
Directions:Combine first syrup, orange juice, soy sauce, ginger, sesame oil, crushed red pepper and garlic cloves in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Place maple mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken thighs to bag; seal. Marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour or more.
Preheat oven to 375°.
Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Place marinade in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Cook until marinade reduces to 1/4 cup (about 5 minutes). Arrange chicken in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Baste with 2 tablespoons maple mixture; sprinkle evenly with salt.
Bake chicken at 375° for 20 minutes. Turn chicken over; baste with remaining 2 tablespoons maple mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until chicken is done; sprinkle with onions.