September 25, 2012

Honey, Garlic & Soy Glazed Baked Chicken (With Photos)

This is a super simple, extra delicious way to prepare drumsticks or leg quarters. The sweet and salty flavors of honey and soy go so well together. Then you just kick up the flavors by adding a citrus and peppery blend. This also makes for a delicious coating for chicken wings. A sprinkle of sesame seeds on the wings will give the chicken wing appetizer a lovely Asian flair.

I am doing this recipe today with leg quarters.

Honey, Garlic & Soy Glazed Baked Chicken

1/2 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic crushed and finely minced
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon olive oil

In a bowl, whisk all of the ingredients well. I have about 4ish, beautiful little free-range cuties for my dish. Place washed leg quarters into a zipper bag and pour mixture over the chicken. Seal the bag and place in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours. The longer it marinates in this mixture, the better the flavor.
Chicken after marinating for 5 hours

Preheat oven to 180C

Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover with foil. Bake for 45 minutes or until juices run clear. Uncover and place back into the oven to let the glaze get nice and brown and sticky on the chicken pieces. The glaze thickens and turns a glorious deep, dark reddish-brown and the flavor is divine!!

This can be served with almost any side dish. I am having mine next to some delicious red beans and brown rice tonight! Mmmmmmmmm!!!


Go, eat!!

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