Happy Thursday everyone! Last night I made a scrumptious dinner that my fiancé loved so much. It is sometimes hard to think of a good meal for him especially that I don’t want to overfeed him with plain white rice. However, I’m a carbs lover at night. I can’t just eat meat and salad and then sleep. The baby in my belly won’t like it either.
The past days has been exhausting (but fun) for me. I’ve been doing errands and meeting my friends that I haven’t seen for such a long time. My body has it’s own limits. I need to lie down and rest once in a while. It is very hard to force myself to be active everyday.
Anyway, after getting my nails done yesterday we went to the grocery store to buy some ingredients for his dinner. I secretly did not want Mexican for that night, so I chose my own ingredients instead. When we arrived the house, I preheated the oven and to his surprise he asked, “Are you baking something tonight?” I gave him a devilish smile and said, “Yes something like that. And I think you will love it.”
He still has no clue that I am sharing this food with him but deep inside I know he wants to eat what I’m about to cook.
Let me introduce to you the delicious Honey & Soy Baked Chicken recipe that I treasure.
Preparation of Ingredients
- 6 pcs. chicken thighs (or preferred parts)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
- 5 tablespoons of honey
- 4 cloves of minced garlic (or 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder)
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 fresh ground pepper
- salt and pepper to taste
- a huge ziplock bag (or mixing bowl)
Fire That Oven Up
Preheat the oven to 218°C / 425°F for about 30 minutes
In a mixing bowl or the huge ziplock bag put in all the ingredients: olive oil, soy sauce, honey, garlic, ginger, fresh ground pepper, and salt and pepper. Put in all the chicken inside and mix making sure that every piece is coated evenly. Leave the marinated chicken in the fridge until the timer goes off from the oven.
- Put in all the chicken in a baking dish with all of the marination sauce until it’s last drop.
- Bake the chicken in a 218° oven for 25 minutes with the skin side up. Turn the chicken and cook another 15 minutes.
- Then turn the chicken again to skin side up and finish cooking for another 10 minutes to crisp up skin (yum!). You may cook until internal temperature of chicken reads 74°C.
If you do not have an oven, you may opt to grill the chicken.
In case you are wondering, I do not buy chicken from the public market due to hygiene reasons. I buy my chicken from Bounty Fresh and I really really like the packaging ziplock going on here.
I served it with my homemade Japanese Fried Rice that P loved so much as well. I was so happy that I received a lot of compliments last night, he even finished three pieces because he couldn’t get enough of it!
This Pinterest recipe is from Tidymom.net