1. Preheat oven to 160 C (325 F).
2. Heat oil over medium heat in an ovenproof skillet. Coat chicken pieces with flour and cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly browned on all sides.
3. Blend maple syrup, vinegar, soy sauce, sherry, ginger, garlic, and pepper together. Pour mixture over chicken pieces.
4. Bake 5 to 10 minutes, depending on size of pieces, or until drippings are clear.
5. Serve with mashed potatoes and kidney beans, if desired.