Indonesian Ginger Chicken

I can’t believe I did not make this sooner…this is such a super yummy and really, really easy dish.    There are only a few ingredients and I have them in stock.   I made this the same day I got the recipe- I have all the ingredients for the marinade, and we had it for dinner the next day.  This dish was suggested by Todd of A Cooking Dad  for the Barefoot Bloggers group;  it’s so delicious, the best part is it’s very easy.. 

I paired this with rice and sauteed egg noodles (I use pancit canton noodles and yes,we usually have it with rice–that’s a lot of carbs– we grew up on it)  using the sauce from the chicken, I just threw in carrot strips and frozen sweet peas and added a little oyster sauce, I wish I had more veggies, but that’s all I have when I made this, it was delicious nonetheless.   Thanks Ina, for a great recipe and Todd for suggesting it!  🙂 

I halved the marinade because I only have half  the quantity of chicken asked for in the recipe which is just perfect since there’s only 4 of us  🙂


 cook the marinade and pour over chicken


bake chicken skin side down covered with foil..after 30 minutes..flip chicken and bake uncovered..


..I think this is done..

For the noodles,  I don’t have an exact recipe, I just threw the following in a pan: 


garlic, onion, carrots  sauteed in sesame oil ..I added  about half a cup of strained sauce from the chicken..I seasoned it with oyster sauce and black pepper ..


throw in some frozen peas or any veggies you like or readily available..add the noodles..


..ta-da.. serve with rice..yum!!

courtesy of Ina Garten and

1 cup honey
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic (8 to 12 cloves)
1/2 cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
2 (3 1/2 pound) chickens, quartered, with backs removed

Cook the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger root in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is melted. Arrange the chicken in 1 layer in a shallow baking pan, skin side down, and pour on the sauce. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up, and raise the temperature to 375 degrees F. Continue baking for 30 minutes or until the juices run clear when you cut between a leg and thigh and the sauce is a rich, dark brown.

♥  Thanks for reading..Have a nice day!! 🙂  ♥

12 Responses to "Indonesian Ginger Chicken"

  1. Leoma Carlise   September 30, 2010 at 10:24 am

    Very nice chicken recipe. I’m going to give it a go. Wish me luck!

  2. Alison @ Hospitality Haven   February 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Delicious!! I’d love to try this.

  3. Bridgett   February 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

    The flavors used here would be outstanding and I just love the color of the glazed when it is cooked. It makes it all the more inviting!

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    • Olive   February 17, 2010 at 10:35 pm

      thank you 🙂

  5. kristy   January 30, 2010 at 9:05 am

    Oh my oh my, these look awesome delicious! Love the chicken recipe. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a great weekend. Cheers!

  6. Divina   January 28, 2010 at 6:57 am

    This dish would really suit the Filipino taste. And we also pair noodles with rice. haha.

  7. Sophie   January 27, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Waw,..what a tasty chicken. I make a similar combination of honey, garlic, soy sauce & canola oil & use it as a marinade,…

    This baked chicken with all the rest of the other flavours looks so succulent, Olive!

  8. chef_d   January 26, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    yummy! thanks for posting this recipe olive, i will definitely try this 🙂

  9. MaryMoh   January 26, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I love the shiny look of this roasted chicken. Love the marinade. I’m sure the chicken tasted very delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Brad   January 26, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I like your flavor combinations for this recipe, sounds so tasty, wish I could take a bite now.

  11. Ed Schenk   January 26, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    This looks quick and easy. I’ll try it.


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