Honey Ginger Baked Chicken

Total Time
40mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

This might seem fiddley but the end result is worth it! Prep time does not include marinating time.

Directions

  1. Peel and thinly slice the ginger.
  2. Stack the ginger slices and cut crossways to make thin strips.
  3. Combine the water, honey and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  4. Cook, stirring to dissolve the sugar.
  5. Bring to the boil and add the ginger.
  6. Simmer, stirring, for 5 minutes until ginger is tender.
  7. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and add the garlic and lemon zest.
  8. Cut deep slashes in the chicken flesh.
  9. Place chicken in the ginger mixture and turn to coat evenly.
  10. Cover and refridgerate for 4 hours or overnight.
  11. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
  12. Place the chicken and sauce in a baking dish.
  13. Bake uncovered for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and browned.
  14. The original recipe called for 4 chicken thighs and 4 chicken drumsticks, however I always use skinless breasts.
  15. If you want to use the thighs and drumsticks increase the baking time to about 40 minutes.

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These were very tasty chicken breasts. I made the recipe just a tad more savoury by adding 1 1/2 T of soy sauce to the ginger marinade - I think this suited the recipe very well.

evelyn/athens October 28, 2003

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