Indonesian Ginger Chicken

This sweet Indonesian Ginger Chicken works for a weeknight dinner because it takes just 10 minutes of prep and then is pretty much hands-off cooking. Serve over rice with a side of your favorite vegetable for a complete meal. 

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

I love meals that are quick to prepare and this is one of them. The cook time is a little longer than I usually like for a weeknight, but the key to this one is to make the marinade and marinade the chicken the night before. Then it’s just a matter of popping into the oven and preparing any side dishes the night of.

Indonesian Ginger Chicken takes only 5-10 minutes to actually prepare – making the sauce. I’ve made it multiple times and marinated it for anywhere from only a couple hours to overnight.  It came out great every time. The sauce is sweet. This chicken is moist. I’d love to try this as a marinade and sauce for grilled chicken cutlets this summer.

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Recipe Notes for Indonesian Ginger Chicken:

  • The original recipe called for two whole chickens, quartered. I used chicken thighs to decrease the prep time.
  • Serving suggestions: Serve over rice or your favorite side dish. We like it with green beans, a cold Asian Cucumber Salad with Peanuts (bonus: it is better after it sits overnight!) or this Asian Grilled Asparagus (but cooked on the stove or in the oven). 

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

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Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Indonesian Ginger Chicken

This sweet Indonesian Ginger Chicken works for a weeknight dinner because it takes just 10 minutes of prep and then is pretty much hands-off cooking. Serve over rice with a side of your favorite vegetable for a complete meal. 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian-Inspired
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Marinade 2 hours
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Liz

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. honey
  • 3/8 c. low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 c. minced garlic (4-6 cloves)
  • 1/4 c. peeled & grated fresh ginger root
  • 8-10 skin-on chicken thighs

Instructions

Marinade the Chicken:

  1. In a small sauce pan over medium-low heat, combine honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger. Heat until honey is melted. Stir to combine.

  2. In an oven-safe baking pan with at least 2-inch sides, place chicken thighs skin side down. Cover with marinades

  3. Cover with aluminum foil and marinade at least 2 hours or overnight.

Cook the Chicken:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.

  2. Cook the chicken for 30 minutes with foil on. Uncover pan, flip chicken, and raise the temperature to 375F. Roast for another 20-30 minutes, until cooked through. Sauce will be a deep brown.
  3. Serve hot.

This recipe was adapted from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook.

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