Asian Glazed Chicken

Today’s recipe is a marinated chicken with an Asian blend of spices and sweetness to meld into a sweet heat.  You can use almost any piece of chicken for it although I am recommending boneless breasts and thighs.  Chicken thighs make an economical meal for a family on a budget. Serve the Asian chicken with rice and the marinade sauce. Garnish with herbs or chopped green onions.

 

 

 

 

Asian Glazed Chicken

Use organic when available. Serves 4

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Asian Glazed Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Chinese
Keyword Asian chicken, chicken
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/4 cup Asian sesame oil
  • 5 tbsp raw honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 tbsp Asian chili garlic sauce
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tbsp minced garlic

Instructions

  • Whisk vinegar, honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, garlic, and salt in a bowl until smooth
  • Pour half the marinade into a large plastic zipper bag; retain the other half of the sauce for later
  •  Place chicken into the bag containing marinade, squeeze all the air out of the bag, and seal
  • Shake bag a few times to coat chicken
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour, turning bag once or twice.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C)
  • Pour other half of marinade into a saucepan over medium heat
  • Bring to a boil, and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring often, to thicken sauce
  • Remove chicken from bag; and discard used marinade
  • Place chicken into a 9x13-inch baking dish, and brush with 1/3 of the thickened marinade from the saucepan
  • Bake 30 minutes, basting one more time after 10 minutes
  • An instant-read thermometer inserted into chicken should read 165 degrees F (75 degrees C)
  • Let stand for 5 or 10 minutes
  • Bring remaining marinade back to a boil for 1 or 2 minutes, and serve chicken with marinade
  • Garnish with herbs or chopped green onions optional
  • Serve with rice

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol

I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

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