Maple Sage Grilled Chicken

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.


6 servings

Updated: Mar. 29, 2023
Maple and sage are reserved for the fall no more! My family devours these sweet and savory chicken fillets in the summer—or any time. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Maple Sage Grilled Chicken Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened apple juice, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup, divided
  • 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage or 1 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)


  1. In a large bowl, whisk 4 tablespoons apple juice, brown sugar, olive oil, vinegar, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, mustard, sage, garlic and salt until blended. Pour 1 cup marinade into a shallow dish. Add chicken; turn to coat. Refrigerate 8 hours or overnight. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain chicken, discarding marinade in dish. Place chicken on oiled grill rack. Grill, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 165°, 7-8 minutes on each side.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine reserved marinade, remaining 1/2 cup apple juice and remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrup. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half, 5-7 minutes. Serve with chicken.

Nutrition Facts

1 chicken breast with 1 tablespoon sauce: 419 calories, 12g fat (3g saturated fat), 167mg cholesterol, 410mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 61g protein.

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