Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Master Chow declares that this is his favorite chicken dish. No contest. Another Ina Garten winner! And it is so easy to do. It will, of course, leave the entire house smelling of garlic and ginger for hours. Really.
I have altered the cooking time from the original recipe to what works best for me.

Indonesian Ginger Chicken
Adapted from a recipe by Ina Garten
  • 4-5 pounds of chicken (I usually make this with all breasts)
  • 1 cup soy sauce (preferably naturally brewed)
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh ginger
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh garlic

Combine ingredients in a sauce pan, over low heat, until well mixed. Do not boil or overheat. Place chicken, breast (or skin) side down, in oven safe baking dish. Pour the cooled marinade over the chicken. Cover with foil and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. I usually rotate the pieces after about four hours, but before it goes in the oven, I make sure the pieces are breast (or skin) side down again.

Remove chicken from refrigerator about 30 minutes before you plan to cook it. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place chicken in the oven, still covered with the foil, for 45 minutes.

Remove chicken from oven and flip the pieces over. Return the chicken to the oven, uncovered, for another 15-30 minutes. The additional cooking time will vary depending on the size of the chicken pieces.

Enjoy! Definitely to be served with rice!


Anonymous rowena said...

I could just smell the recipe when I saw the amounts of ginger and garlic required. I am definitely trying this!

February 23, 2007 4:23 PM  
Blogger Madam Chow said...

You won't be disappointed, I guarantee it! It's a great recipe, and once you make it, you'll always remember the proportions.

February 24, 2007 1:00 PM  
Blogger midnightoilbooks said...

Look incredible. Your fame will be spreading to the UK shortly.

February 26, 2007 12:16 PM  

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