Thursday, January 14, 2010

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

I was really pleased when Todd of A Cooking Dad selected Ina Garten's Indonesian Ginger Chicken for the first Barefoot Blogger post of the new year! This was a great match for somebody who works and is looking for a quick and easy recipe. The chicken is to marinate overnight so one must plan ahead but how easy is it to come home pop it in the oven, bake sweet potatoes and steam some broccoli? Not labor intensive!!

The family liked the chicken. The ginger flavor seemed to dominate but it wasn't unpleasant. The Kitchen Gnome worked his way through a few pieces so it had to be good!

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

1 cup honey
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic (8 to 12 cloves)
1/2 cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
2 (3 1/2 pound) chickens, quartered, with backs removed
Cook the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger root in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is melted. Arrange the chicken in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan, skin side down, and pour on the sauce. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up, and raise the temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue baking for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh and the sauce is a rich, dark brown.


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8 comments:

  1. This was definitely a winner. It will become something I fix on a regular basis. Yours looks yummy.

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  2. This would absolutely work at our home..plus it's Ina:)

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  3. Super recipe and I love the color on the chicken. Fun to see how each of you is making Ina's recipe!

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  4. Sounds (and looks) delicious! and easy enough! I love Ina's recipes!

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  5. This looks absolutely wonderful!

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  6. Drooling with your menu today.

    I will absolutely try this. Keep looking and have a wonderful week-end.

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