Asian-Inspired Chicken

This is a super easy and delicious recipe! All you need is some soy sauce, brown sugar (or you can use honey), garlic, ginger, oil, black pepper – and chicken of course 🙂

The recipe is Asian-inspired because I used the ingredients typically used in most Asian meals – ginger, garlic and soy sauce…The trick of this recipe is in the marinade, so the longer you leave the chicken in the marinade, the better.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) of soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) of brown sugar or honey
  • 2 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon of minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of salt ( I like my chicken to be flavourful. You can skip the salt if you don’t want too much salt; the soy sauce has enough salt already)
  • 1 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of coconut oil (you can use any oil)
  • 8 pieces of chicken pieces (preferably the drumstick and thigh portions)

Method

1.  In an oven-proof dish, mix together all the ingredients, except the chicken. Then place the chicken pieces into the marinade and make sure the chicken pieces are coated well with the marinade.

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2. Cover the dish and leave the chicken to marinate in the mixture for about 2 hours. You can turn the chicken pieces around after an hour. For even better results you can leave the chicken to marinate overnight in the fridge.

3. After 2 hours remove the cover and place the oven-proof dish, with the marinated chicken, into a pre-heated oven and bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes or until the chicken turns crispy golden brown.

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4. Remove dish from oven and serve. You can use the left over marinade as a side sauce or drizzle over the chicken.

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3 thoughts on “Asian-Inspired Chicken

  1. Tried this on Sunday and it was a HIT! I however had to double the measurements since I had visitors and cooked 16 pieces instead of 8. I used honey instead of brown sugar and olive oil instead on coconut. My worst critics (mother-in-law, sister, husband and son) gave it a thumbs up so it mos def is a winning recipe. Thanks lady!

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