This smokey maple chicken is bursting with flavor and can be cooked so many different ways too!
Chop garlic and shallot, set aside.
Whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, chopped garlic, shallot, liquid smoke, black pepper, ketchup, and maple syrup together in bowl, then divide into 2 1-gallon freezer bags. (If freezing, be sure to label bags ahead of time.)
Marinate chicken in bag for at least 30 minutes or longer, or press out air from bag and freeze.
Thaw if frozen. Grill 7-8 minutes per side, basting with additional marinade, if desired.
Allow chicken to rest then serve with sauce over cooked rice and enjoy!
Place chicken and marinade in your Instant Pot and cook on high pressure for 25 minutes. Naturally release for 5 minutes, then do a quick release. Remove chicken from Instant pot.
Mix water and corn starch then add it to the Instant Pot marinade. Saute for 5 minutes.
Combine sauce with chicken then serve over rice and enjoy!
Alternatively, you can pour contents into the slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2-3 hours.