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Maple Sugar Shack Chicken Breast
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cinnamon
4 skin on chicken breasts
2 tsp vegetable oil
Combine all dry ingredients, evenly rub into the chicken breast, add vegetable oil. Let stand for 25 minutes.
1/2 cup maple sugar
1 clove chopped garlic
1 tsp chopped ginger
1 tsp Tabasco sauce
Combine ingredients, creating a paste.
Place chicken after marinating on a baking tray and roast in a preheated oven at 400 F for 8 minutes.
Turn oven down to 350 F and spread the glaze over the chicken. Continue cooking until the chicken breast reaches 165 F.
Allow to rest for 5 minutes, slice and serve with salad.