Thursday, December 17, 2015

Recipe: Oven-Roasted Chicken with Honey Soy Sauce

"Mummy, can you cook roasted drumsticks for me please?" said the boy one morning. It has been a while since I cooked oven-roasted drumsticks so I was more than happy to fulfill his request.

For this recipe, I used chicken thigh and drumstick, and marinated it for about 8 hours with a honey soy marinade in the fridge, before oven roasting for 25 minutes, until the skin is sticky and crisp. I was delighted to see the happy expressions on my boy's face as he tucked into his drumstick. ;)

This would also be great for Christmas Day, if you're looking for a fuss-free recipe

Oven-roasted chicken with honey soy sauce
Recipe by Baby Sumo
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves 6

6 chicken maryland, drumstick and thigh separated

For the marinade
1/2 cup light soy sauce
2 tbsp ginger wine
6 tbsp honey
1 tsp coarse black pepper
3 tbsp cooking oil

To serve
Mashed potatoes
Cherry tomatoes

1. Place all marinade ingredients in a bowl, and mix well. In a large tupperware, place chicken pieces and add the marinade and marinate for at least 6 hours in the fridge, preferably overnight.

2. Preheat oven to 200°C (roast mode). Line a baking tray with foil and arrange chicken on tray in a single layer, skin side down. Pour the marinade over the chicken and cook for 15 minutes,  then turn over (skin side up) for the remaining 10 minutes and cook until the meat is cooked through and the skin is sticky, and a beautiful golden brown.

3. Remove and serve immediately with some of the marinade leftover in tray as a dip, with mashed potatoes and cherry tomatoes.


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  1. Today..i want try this recipe...thanks sis

  2. This one is an easy peasy. I can imagine how much your boy enjoyed that dish! It looks so yummy!

  3. Bet that tastes nicer than turkey! Not a fan of turkey meat.

  4. Roasted or BBQ chicken is always the kid's favourite. .. so yummy-licious!

  5. Hi Yen,

    I remember that you said before that your boy likes drumsticks. So sweet of you to bake his fav dish for him :D



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