Sticky Honey Soy Baked Chicken


Honey Soy Baked Chicken is an efficient one for busy weeknights and lazy Sundays. Just combine up a easy honey-soy-garlic sauce, pour it over rooster and bake within the oven. It comes a candy, salty, sticky rooster dinner – simply the form of flavours all people loves!

Quick-to-prepare baked rooster recipes like Balsamic Chicken, Honey Mustard Chicken and this sticky soy rooster are nice again pocket recipes as a result of they’re simply made with pantry staples. Finger licking good!

Easy Baked Honey Soy Chicken

The finest strategy to make Honey Soy Chicken is to marinate it for 24 – 48 hours, adopted by fixed basting whereas cooking on the range or BBQ and serving it with a shiny honey soy garlic sauce. And right here’s the recipe for the right way to make it that manner – you probably have the time!

This recipe is the baked model that’s easy, with fully hands-off cooking. It’s ever-so barely tailored from this Baked Sticky Honey Soy Sesame Chicken by Claire from Sprinkles and Sprouts, a fellow Australian meals blogger.

The glaze is ideal. Strong in flavour, however there’s not an amazing amout of it – simply sufficient to coat the rooster which is all you want. And it’s as a result of the glaze has such nice flavour that you simply don’t even have to marinate the rooster.

Just throw a handful of substances in a pan, bake it, and that is what you get:

Overhead photo of pan of Honey Soy Baked Chicken fresh out of the oven

What that you must make Baked Honey Soy Chicken

Here’s what that you must make this dish:

Honey Soy Baked Chicken ingredients
  • Chicken thighs – This recipe requires bone-in, skin-on thighs to allow them to be within the oven for the 50 to 60 minutes required for the sauce to scale back down and caramelise.

    It will also be made with drumsticks and rooster marylands with out altering the recipe.

    For boneless thighs and breasts, the rooster will probably be within the oven for considerably much less time so I’d give the sauce a head begin within the oven first to start out decreasing earlier than including the rooster.

  • Red onion – This is lower into wedges and used because the mattress on which the rooster is baked. The onion provides an additional aspect of flavour into the sauce, very similar to the best way so many savoury recipes begin by sautéing onion.

  • Garlic – Flavour! We are an enormous fan of garlic in (nearly!) every thing savoury!

  • Honey – This is the sweetness within the sauce which makes it a glaze that coats the rooster.

  • Soy sauce – This is the salt within the sauce. The recipe requires all goal soy sauce, however gentle soy sauce can be utilized too. DO NOT use darkish soy sauce (flavour is much too intense) or candy soy sauce like kecap manis (too candy and too robust). See right here for extra on totally different soy sauces, and when you may interchange.

  • Cider vinegar – Essential to steadiness out the candy and savoury.

  • Sesame oil – I like sesame oil for the flavour it provides to something it’s utilized in, whether or not a dressing (like this Asian Sesame Dressing) or into soups (like Hot & Sour Soup).

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How to make Honey Soy Baked Chicken

Mix the sauce > pour over rooster > bake.

Anything else that you must know?? 😂 (Just joking!!)

How to make Honey Soy Baked Chicken
  1. Sauce – Mix the honey, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil and pepper.

  2. Line pan – Line a pan with each foil AND baking paper (parchment paper). This is a jammy glaze we’ve right here, and in case you simply use baking paper, you’ll be struggling via a severe scrubbing session like I did!

    Then unfold the onion out within the pan.

  3. Pour sauce over rooster – Top with rooster the wrong way up (ie pores and skin facet down) and pour the sauce over. We begin with the pores and skin facet all the way down to get a little bit of color on the underside (as a result of color = flavour) in any other case the underside is simply stewing within the sauce the entire time.

  4. Bake 25 minutes – Bake the rooster for 25 minutes at 200°C / 390°F (180°C fan).

  5. Turn and baste – Turn the rooster and spoon the pan juices over the rooster.

  6. Bake 25 – 35 minutes – Bake for an extra 25 to 35 minutes till the rooster is properly browned. Hopefully, the sauce will probably be decreased all the way down to a syrup and require no adjustment, however generally it is going to nonetheless be too skinny. If it’s too skinny, it’s a simple repair: take away rooster to a plate, pop pan again into oven. It will thicken fairly rapidly.

    The purpose it’s exhausting to say whether or not your sauce will probably be completely syrupy straight of the the oven is because of various elements equivalent to pan dimension (extra space round rooster = sooner discount), juiciness of rooster (juicier = leaches extra water = thins sauce extra), if the rooster was frozen (tends to drop extra water) and the way evenly head circulates within the oven.

  7. Squidge! Turn the rooster over and squidge the rooster pores and skin into the syrupy sauce. And sure, “squidge” is an actual phrase. See?

  1. Baste – Spoon the sauce over the rooster to coat it extra. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and one thing inexperienced if you wish to fairly it up a contact (coriander/cilantro leaves, inexperienced onion, parsley, chives). And serve!

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Overhead photo of pan of Honey Soy Baked Chicken fresh out of the oven
Fork picking up piece of Honey Soy Baked Chicken set on rice

What to serve with Baked Honey Soy Chicken

In the photograph above, the rooster is pictured with plain rice. Even although there’s not a ton of sauce, what you do have has a reasonably intense flavour so a little bit goes a great distance when combined via rice.

Choose from: white rice, jasmine, basmati, brown rice or (simply in case you’re doing the low carb factor) attempt cauliflower rice. Actually, it is a good one for cauliflower rice as a result of the sauce flavour is sort of robust so it is going to disguise any remnant of cauliflower flavour!

If you need to increase the bar, attempt it with a facet of flavoured rice! Here are some choices:

Love to know what you suppose in case you do this rooster dish. And inform me what you served on the facet! – Nagi x


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Close up photo of freshly baked Honey Soy Baked Chicken

Sticky Honey Soy Chicken – baked

Servings5 – 6 individuals

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Recipe video above. This remains to be the perfect, EASIEST sticky honey soy rooster recipe I’ve come throughout. And I’ve tried many through the years! Marginally tailored from this recipe by Sprinkles and Sprouts. The sauce could be very skinny if you put it collectively and will get even thinner whereas baking, however miraculously, it out of the blue thickens into an unbelievable glaze to squidge the rooster in. It’s salty and candy with a stunning hit of sesame.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F (180°C fan).

  • Line pan: Line a baking dish with foil then baking paper. The baking tray ought to match the rooster comfortably, not too spaced aside (glaze will dry out), not too cosy (glaze will not thicken sufficient). (Note three)

  • Glaze: Mix the Glaze substances collectively.

  • Pour glaze over rooster: Place onion and rooster within the baking dish pores and skin facet down, then pour the Glaze over.

  • Bake 50 – 60 minutes: Bake for 25 minutes, then flip and bake for an extra 25 to 35 minutes, till the rooster is browned and the glaze is sticky. If the glaze is just not syrupy, take away the rooster to a plate and put the pan again in for a couple of minutes (it is going to scale back rapidly).

  • Squidge/coat rooster – Turn rooster and squidge within the glaze, then additionally spoon it over.

  • Serve! Serve with rice and steamed greens, sprinkled with sesame seeds and contemporary cilantro/coriander leaves.

Recipe Notes:

1. Chicken – Bone in, pores and skin on thighs work finest as a result of the sauce ought to scale back all the way down to a syrup in the identical time it takes for the rooster to cook dinner. Drumsticks additionally work, with none alteration to the recipe.
Boneless skinless thighs and breast – Pour sauce over onion, bake 15 to 20 minutes till syrupy. Place boneless thighs in, flip to coat. Bake at 220°C/425°F for 20 minutes, basting a few times, till rooster is cooked via. Caramelisation received’t be nearly as good as pictured (want pores and skin).
2. Soy sauce – Use abnormal, all goal soy sauce. Sub gentle soy sauce (although sauce color will probably be barely paler).
Do not use darkish soy sauce or candy soy sauce. 
three. Sauce thickness – Factors equivalent to pan dimension, area round rooster, how a lot juice the rooster leaches within the oven (generally rooster is injected with brine, frozen is extra watery and so forth), how evenly you oven circulates warmth will all have an effect on precisely how thick the sauce is on the finish of the bake time. 
However, it’s a simple repair – simply take the rooster out then return the pan into the oven. It reduces actually rapidly.
This recipe doesn’t make quite a lot of sauce, which is the best way it’s presupposed to be as a result of it’s fairly robust in flavour. It scale back to a jammy sticky glaze, sufficient to coat the rooster. That’s all you want!
four. Nutrition per rooster, assuming all sauce is consumed.

Nutrition Information:

Serving: 207gCalories: 492cal (25%)Carbohydrates: 12g (four%)Protein: 34g (68%)Fat: 34g (52%)Saturated Fat: 9g (56%)Trans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 196mg (65%)Sodium: 658mg (29%)Potassium: 471mg (13%)Fiber: 1g (four%)Sugar: 10g (11%)Vitamin A: 157IU (three%)Vitamin C: 2mg (2%)Calcium: 26mg (three%)Iron: 2mg (11%)

Recipe initially printed in 2016. Update was lengthy overdue with the addition of a brand new recipe video and most significantly, a Life of Dozer part!

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