Willie Mays Chicken – An Indulging Appetite From the Future

Do you ever find yourself craving a dish that as an unexpected twist to a time-honoured classic? Then it’s time to try Willie Mays Chicken! This modern-day recipe is a perfect blend of classic fried chicken and sublime Asian-influenced flavors.

A Whole New Taste Experience

Our Willie Mays Chicken is a delightful take on the justifiably much-loved classic. The complex flavors start with an open-mouthed barbeque marination of the chicken, long enough to seep into the crispy golden-brown skin. This marination is then infused with garlic powder, onion powder, and a unique Asian zing, for a flavor that will deliciously tantalize your taste buds. To top it off, our marination is enriched with maple syrup, giving a slight sweetness and carmelization to an otherwise savory dish.

A Flair of Daytime Dining

Willie Mays Chicken is a great option for your daytime dining – the light jolt of Asian flavors can help you awaken your day with gentle flavors, but enough to stimulate and rouse your senses. Transcending across cultural boundaries in its own right, this dish is bound to become a new classic that suits tastes of all backgrounds. Willie Mays Chicken is also a perfect option for those watching their figure – the healthy mix of traditional fried chicken and added Asian ingredients give us a dish that’s just as calorie-friendly as it is full of flavor.

Ingredients and Preparation

  • 4 large chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Asian zing (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic powder, onion powder, and Asian zing if using. Add the chicken to the bowl, making sure each piece is evenly coated.
  2. Marinate the chicken in the bowl for at least four hours, up to overnight.
  3. When ready to cook, preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Take the chicken pieces, and season them with salt and pepper.
  5. Melt butter in a large oven-safe skillet over low-medium heat.
  6. Add the chicken pieces and the marinade to the skillet, and cook for three minutes per side.
  7. Once the chicken pieces have developed a golden-brown crust, remove from heat and transfer skillet to oven.
  8. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  9. Take the chicken out of the oven, drizzle with maple syrup, and place back into the oven for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  10. Serve and enjoy!


There’s no doubt that Willie Mays Chicken is a recipe designed to make your taste buds rejoice. It’s a traditional-meets-modern concoction that will tantalize even the pickiest of eaters. So if you’re looking for a unique yet flavorful meal, give the Willie Mays Chicken a try – you won’t regret it!