Sunday, September 13, 2009

Indonesia Ginger Chicken

This recipe is from Ina's first book. I love her books as you all know and use them often. I had forgotten about this recipe and have not made it for a long time. Someone at work wanted her corn chowder recipe so I took the book to work to copy. She was looking at other recipes and copying them. She came across this one and asked me if I had ever made it. I made it the next weekend. I'm so glad she reminded me.


I made brown rice with parsley and scallions and roasted carrots and parsnips to go with it. The wing looks a little brown but it wasn't, just the nice brown color from the marinade. I love this recipe because it is so easy and quick. All the work is done the night before.

Indonesian Ginger Chicken (adapted from the Barefoot Contessa)
1 cup honey
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup minced garlic 8-12 cloves
1/2 cup peeled and grated fresh ginger root
2 chickens (3 1/2 lb each) quartered with backs removed

Cook the honey, soy sauce, garlic and ginger in a small saucepan over low heat until the honey is melted. Arrange the chicken in a large shallow baking pan, skin side down and pour on the sauce. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
Preheat oven to 350.
Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 1/2 hour. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up and raise the temperature to 375. Continue baking for 30 minutes or until the chicken is done.

Bon Apetit!

15 comments:

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love Ina, I watch her almost every day, even old reruns! That chicken sounds yummy, I may give it a try. Hubby is not crazy about the taste of ginger, but I adore it. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I'll bookmark it.

Jacque said...

Hi Judy...I love the Barefoot Contessa too! She is so "Cool, Calm, and Collected" when it comes to her food prep! And she always takes the time to set her table for the presentation. I especially like that her husband sure seems to adore her too!!

Thanks for sharing!

Nancy said...

This looks really good. I almost never cook anymore, and I have tons of good recipes and cookbooks. Oh well, I'm retired now. LOL.
Nancy

Simone said...

The chicken recipe sounds delicious. I like that fact that it is prepared the night before. x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi Judy,
Why do you have to live so far away?
If not, I would invite myself to tea at yours, everyday!Lol
I love the fact that your yummy food is proper home-made, with just a few ingredients... which makes it very affordable also!
You should have your own cookery book! And I would be the first one to buy it! Lol
Much L.O.V.E to YOU!

ENJOY LIFE`S SIMPLE TREASURES,
DEBBIE MOSS

Cherdecor said...

This looks so good! The last time I tried to buy ginger root, I thought it was too expensive and that was ten years ago. I wonder what it costs today.Do you grow your own ginger root? =)

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that looks yummy. Is the ginger very strong? I'll have to give that recipe a try!

M.Kate said...

How interesting, we both have Indonesian food post...though I must say mine are way too hot and spicy...Happy week :P

Marie Antionette said...

It all sounds good to me.I love all food.XXOO Marie Antionette

Bebe said...

Hi Judy!
I'm up at 3am looking at that yummy chicken...delish! I love Ina's recipes~they are so simple and yet, so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Hugs, Bebe :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

LOL...you know Judy, I forget there is another whole world of cooking out there other than my Southern cuisine. I will have to try this chicken. Okay..now off to fix shrimp and grits ala Paula Dean for tonight's dinner.

Gypsy Butterfly said...

Hello Judy,
This recipe sounds good. I'll have to try making this for my hubby and kids. We all love the taste of ginger in my house.
Have a great weekend!
Lydia

LaundryBasketCase said...

Yum Judy, that chicken looks amazing - I don't think I've ever tried chicken with ginger, sounds great! Have a lovely weekend!
x

sara said...

I love Ina too, and best of all- she loves her husband sooo much! She's always making fabulous things for Jeffery. This dish looks suberb!!! I can't wait to make it.

Cherdecor said...

This looks like something my neighbor made this week. I will have to compare the recipes. It does look good.