Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 19 mins

Here is a fast microwave chicken dish. It takes no time to prepare and is on the table in less than 30 minutes. This is good cold as well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soy sauce & cornstarch in 8" baking dish.
  2. Stir well & add sherry, ginger, garlic & cayenne.
  3. Place chicken in dish and coat with soy mixture.
  4. Cover with wax paper.
  5. Microwave on high 6 minutes.
  6. Turn pieces over, stir sauce & spoon over chicken.
  7. Sprinkle with paprika.
  8. Cover again & microwave on high 6-8 minutes.
  9. Rest 5 minutes, spoon sauce over chicken & serve.


Most Helpful

Very good, thank-you, my husband thought it was what he calls "sneaky hot",he enjoyed it and wants it again. My mouth is still tingley. Used skinless, legs. The only problem I had was after the first 6 minutes I took the chicken out to turn it over and the sauce had heavily congealed, so I spooned it into a cup and poured 3 or 4 more tablespoons of sherry in and whisked it up, put the chicken back in and poured the thinned sauce over it. When it was done, (8 minutes) the sauce had thickened again and coated the chicken nicely, without adding any more cornstarch. It will be a repeat. Looking forward to cold left overs. Dorothy

Derf October 03, 2001

Thanks, Tebo, for a great recipe. The store I use was having a sale on skinless chicken thighs and we purchased 5 lbs, so used the oven. Rolled the thighs in the soy mixture, then baked for 15 minutes @ 375*F, then turned over and used the rest of the soy mixture and baked another 15 minutes. Loved the crispiness the oven gave it. Will definitely use again, maybe the next time in the microwave.

Darkhunter August 22, 2007

We have made this chicken many, many times, there are a couple of things I would recommend. First only use skinless, boneless thighs, we tried it both ways and found S/B way the best each time. Secondly if you are having your sauce too thick following the first 6 minutes it is because the amount of cornstarch will always thicken a sauce. I cut it in half every time regardless of how many pieces cooked. This way no need to ever have to add extra sherry. Rick m.

1papamilne July 23, 2016

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