Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Total Time
25hrs
Prep
24 hrs
Cook
1 hr

I have never made this without being rewarded with wonderful compliments, followed by adamant demands for the recipe. I got it from my friend Michaela, after adamantly demanding it myself! If making wings with the marinade, simply cook on a baking sheet after you take it out of the fridge.

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 8 -9 chicken pieces, skin on (I have use drums and thighs, all breasts, or wings, all delicious. Cooking times are for bone-in, sk)
  • 1 cup honey
  • 34 cup soy sauce
  • 12 cup finely minced ginger
  • 12 cup minced garlic

Directions

  1. Heat honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in small saucepan on medium heat for five minutes.
  2. Place chicken, skin side down, in appropriately sized casserole.
  3. Pour marinade over chicken and refrigerate overnight or for at LEAST 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350.
  5. Cook chicken, covered, for 30 minutes.
  6. Uncover, turn chicken pieces over, increase heat to 375, and cook for 30-40 minutes longer, basting occasionally.
  7. Make sure that the sauce does not cover chicken, and only reaches about halfway up.
  8. This will let the skin get crispy and gorgeously dark.
  9. I love this with rice (cooked with vegetable stock), fresh cilantro and lime juice, and mango salad (recipe posted).
  10. To freeze: Place chicken and sauce ingredients in a large freezer bag. Seal, label and freeze.
  11. To serve: Thaw in fridge and proceed with cooking directions.