Amazing Maple Balsamic Glaze Recipe

Maple balsamic glaze recipe pairs excellently with chicken, sweet potatoes, and more!

Homemade Maple Balsamic Glaze

Homemade Maple Balsamic Glaze is a great way to add an additional bit of flavor to your next dinner. These step-by-step instructions make it easy to quickly whip together this sauce and add an extra element to chicken, carrots, and much more!

From Scratch Maple Balsamic Glaze Recipe Overview

This Maple Balsamic Glaze recipe is quite easy for anyone to make in just a few steps! After prepping your ingredients, simmer over medium heat for just a few minutes. Add oil and butter to thicken, and you’ll have a great Maple Balsamic Glaze that adds a sweet and savory element to any dish. Drizzle alongside chicken, carrots, vegetables, salad, pork, or anything else you want to add an additional hint of flavor to!

Tools to Make Maple Glaze from Scratch

This recipe only requires a few specialty tools to cook. Most importantly, you’ll need a sieve to remove any extra solids from the glaze before you serve. If you don’t have a sieve, don’t worry! You can still serve this dish without filtering, although you’ll want to make sure your garlic and spices are very finely minced.

Related Recipes & Recommended Servings:

Maple Balsamic Glaze pairs perfectly with many of our recipes! I recommend serving with the following:

  1. Oven-Roasted Chicken Recipe: This recipe pairs perfectly with an oven-baked chicken to create a fantastic dinner! When cooking the chicken, baste before and halfway through cooking with this glaze.
  2. Parsnip Puree Recipe: The oven-baked chicken recipe above pairs perfectly with a parsnip puree! If you’re looking for a gourmet meal you can make at home, I’d recommend serving this glaze with oven-roasted chicken and parsnip puree!
  3. Oven Roasted Carrots: I’m a huge fan of glazed carrots. This recipe is the perfect complement to go alongside oven-roasted carrots for an elevated and savory side dish!
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Maple Balsamic Glaze Recipe

This sweet and savory sauce is perfect for any dish you're looking to elevate. I recommend serving with chicken.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American, French
Servings 8
Calories 50 kcal




  • In a small saucepan, combine 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard, 2 cloves garlic, minced, ¼ tsp dried thyme, and 1/2 cup maple syrup. Season lightly with Salt and black pepper.
    1/2 cup maple syrup, 2 tbsp Dijon Mustard, 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar, 2 cloves garlic, ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1 tbsp unsalted butter and 1 tbsp olive oil. Remove from heat and stir until the butter has melted.
    1 tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Add ¼ cup chicken broth and stir until mixed in.
    ¼ cup chicken broth
  • Taste the glaze and adjust the seasoning as needed. Add more salt, pepper, and maple syrup to find a balance of savory and sweet.
    Salt, black pepper
  • Optionally, strain through a fine mesh sieve to remove any solids.
  • Serve.


For an extra bit of flavor, I opted to use this Maple + Honey Syrup.

Your Notes


Serving: 2tbspCalories: 50kcal
Keyword Chicken, Maple
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  1. 5 stars
    […] Maple Balsamic Glaze Recipe: This maple balsamic glaze is a quick and easy way to elevate any dish. When paired with chicken and carrots, you’ll get a dish that is difficult to beat! […]

  2. 5 stars
    […] Maple Balsamic Glaze: When paired with the oven-roasted chicken recipe above, this Maple Balsamic Glaze adds an additional element to the plate to give a sense of fine dining! […]

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