On 23 April 2004 Jan in Lanark posted #89837 Maple Chicken. It looked wonderful as I read it. The problem was I'd been locked into a stir fry mode for the last couple of weeks and I liked being there. I had a pint and mulled it all over. Somewhere along the way the thought came to me. Why not Sweet and sour Chicken using maple syrup instead of sugar or honey? Not authentic but then if the Chinese had sugar maples they are too practical not to use them. This could be what one of them might have come up with. The times are a guess.