Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Total Time:
1 hr 15 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup minced garlic (8 to 12 cloves)
  • 1/2 cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
  • 2 (3 1/2 pound) chickens, quartered, with backs removed
Directions

Cook the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger root in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is melted. Arrange the chicken in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan, skin side down, and pour on the sauce. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up, and raise the temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue baking for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh and the sauce is a rich, dark brown.


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GREAT. I used boneless skinless thighs, marinated about 3 hours. Just keep cooking until the sauce thickens, turning the chicken once in a while. I think thighs are key here because white meat could dry out before the sauce thickens. Guess you could always take out the breasts and let the sauce keep reducing, then spoon it over later. Also- I used a heaping tablespoon of ginger from one of those tubes in the produce section. Probably could have used even more and I'm not a huge ginger fan. When the chicken was gone I ate the sauce by the spoonful :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
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Soooo good. I was afraid the honey was going to make it too sweet, but with the saltiness from the soy sauce, it was perfectly balanced. I love that I can throw this together the night before and forget about it until it's time to make dinner the next day. Super easy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This is delicious! I make it anytime I have guests for dinner and they all rave about the flavor. My children love it as well. It is so easy to mix the ingredients, marinate overnight, and then put into the oven. This chicken is made quite often in my house! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for my in-laws and it was a hit! My 4 year old and husband loved it, different flavors and made with things I already had in my fridge made it interesting and convenient. Love it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
QUESTION: Can this be done in a dutch oven? I am dying to try the new cast iron dutch oven I bought. Thanks in advance for your help :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
EXCELLENT.. I loved this recipe as is. Already thinking of making it again item not reviewed by moderator and published
We all love this recipe. I did add red pepper flakes to the marinade for extra kick. My kids always ask for this dish. Thank You Ina. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Beyond fabulous. You've done it again Ina! item not reviewed by moderator and published
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