Honey Ginger Chicken is a simple and slightly sweet recipe for a great weeknight meal. Chicken is a staple in my family as it is in many families. The hard part of eating so much chicken is that it gets boring! I have a lot of marinade recipes for chicken to stay away from boring meals and this would be one of those.
We recently started buying organic chicken for the family and although it is more expensive, the taste is so much better. I was really getting tired of chicken plumped up with water or chicken broth so I have made an effort to buy better quality and it really makes a big difference on taste. With marinades such as this one, I also prefer the thinly sliced chicken or if the chicken breast is large, I will filet them. This helps cook the meat more even and quicker, plus you get more flavor.
The chicken today is baked in the oven but the marinade does very well on the barbeque. With the weather finally beginning to warm up, he will being use this one the grill a whole lot.
Notice on my instructions to put a little bit of marinade to the side for later. I enjoy a drizzle of the honey ginger sauce on top after the chicken has cooked to add a little extra flavor to the chicken and the rice. Of course, you don’t have to cook rice with this. Potatoes or a bunch of vegetables is also nice. Make it a one pan meal and add some chopped broccoli onto the baking sheet the last 15 minutes of cooking. Just drizzle some olive oil and a pinch of salt to the broccoli and viola, done. You have dinner on the table in a snap.
Honey Ginger Chicken is a simple and slightly sweet recipe for a great weeknight meal.
1 1/2 pounds chicken breast
1 tablespoon ginger (can add more ginger if you would like)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup soy sauce, low sodium
3 garlic cloves
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
garnish with chives (optional)
Sesame seed garnish
1/2 cup brown sugar
Gather ingredients, measuring cups, knife, grater, cutting board, baking sheet, large Ziploc bag, whisk and mixing bowl.
In the mixing bowl, add honey, brown sugar, soy sauce and balsamic vinegar. Mince the garlic and grate the ginger into bowl. Whisk well and add 3/4 of the sauce into the Ziploc bag. Reserve the remaining sauce for later.
Trim your chicken and add to Ziploc bag.
Let the chicken marinate in the fridge for 20 minutes minimal.
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
Place the marinated chicken onto the baking sheet and let cook for 30 minutes or until completely done.
Chop some fresh chives and sprinkle on top.
Sprinkle sesame seeds.
Serve with rice and vegetables. Drizzle desired amount of your remaining sauce on top.
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Oven
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