Skuxx Food | Baked honey soy chicken

Skuxx Food | Baked honey soy chicken

A wholesome little meal to take you and the flat back to those simple childhood dinners. Your mum isn’t even here to tell you that you have to have veggies with your chicken, so go nuts. 

1.6-1.8 kg chicken drumsticks or chicken thighs (bone in)
2 red onions, cut into thick slices 
1 thumb of ginger, grated
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
4 tablespoons of honey 
8 tablespoons of soy sauce 
2 tablespoons of Chinese Zhenjiang (“Black Vinegar”) or rice wine vinegar 
2 tablespoons of sesame oil 
3 tablespoons of sesame seeds 
A bunch of fresh coriander and/or spring onions, roughly chopped 

Preheat the oven to 200°C bake option. 

In a bowl, mix together ginger, garlic, honey, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and a good crack of pepper. 

Line a deep baking tray with baking paper and spread over a layer of red onion. Add the chicken pieces on top and drench with the sauce. Make sure all pieces of chicken are thoroughly coated by turning them around in the sauce. 

Bake for 45-50 minutes in the preheated oven. 

While the chicken is cooking, in a dry pan over a medium heat, add the sesame seeds and stir constantly, until they are slightly brown. Remove from the heat and set aside. 

After 45-50 minutes, turn the oven to the grill function and turn the temperature to high. With the oven door slightly ajar, grill the chicken until the pieces are golden brown, should take 3-5 minutes. 

Take the chicken out of the oven, sprinkle over toasted sesame seeds, coriander and spring onions. Serve with rice and some stir-fried vegetables (optional). 

This article first appeared in Issue 11, 2022.
Posted 9:20pm Sunday 15th May 2022 by Rosie Joyce @skuxxfood.