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Indonesian Ginger Chicken~

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I have every single one of Ina Garten’s cookbooks, so it’s a mystery why it’s taken me so long to try this extremely popular Indonesian Ginger Chicken from her first release. I think it was the 1/4 cup of minced garlic that kept this one at bay.  Now I had planned to make this dish all week, so I had no excuse for half frozen and unmarinated chicken a couple hours before dinner. Winging it has become my latest habit…so I simmered together the garlic, ginger, honey and soy, poured it over the chicken, and allowed the flavors to permeate the chicken as best they could (the recipe calls for marinating overnight).  I used bone-in chicken breasts instead of the two quartered chickens Ina’s recipe called for…and just half the marinade amounts.  After about an hour, I popped the chicken in the oven, skipping the searing on a heated baking dish.  The sweet glaze still browned the skin nicely.

This was a quick, flavorful entree.  The meat was moist and tender, and the sweet and salty sauce that soaked into the rice pilaf side dish was amazing as well.  I can only imagine how fabulous this would taste with the overnight marinating.  This chicken will now become part of our meal rotation…the recipe can be found here on the Food Network website.

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26 comments on “Indonesian Ginger Chicken~”

  1. Looks delicious and health too!! those are some wonderful flavors on this one…this is kind of how I make my salmon too and the honey and soy make it really juicy~ good thought to marinate over night! have a great day…

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with this recipe with Ina’s Garden. It sounds wonderful, and I’m definitely going to try it. It’s good to know this recipe works last minute as well – I’m rarely organized enough to remember to marinate things overnight!

    By the way, we have a proper button now, if you would like to use it – you can find it at Louanne’s Kitchen if you are interested 🙂 Thank you again for joining in!

  3. This dish looks fantastic! I love the brown color! And you made it so healthy with the broccoli.

  4. I made this one also for Ina’s Garden. It is a fabulous recipe. Serving it with broccoli and rice is perfect. I used roasted potatoes which is also a great side.

    I am glad you joined us at Ina’s Garden. We are making zucchini, in two weeks. Hope you will join us.


  5. wow I bet this was good! I love Ina!

  6. I love Ina’s recipes. You just can’t miss with them. I think using bone-in breasts is definitely a great way to pump up the flavor. Love the flavor combo here.

  7. This looks good! I love hearing new recipes for chicken that are easy but help keep the meat really moist.

  8. It looks juicy and very delicious 🙂
    Somehow I like using chicken breasts for most things.

  9. I LOVE Indonesian chicken…LOVE it.

  10. Look amazing and yummy deaer Lizzy!

  11. Sounds yummy! I’ll keep this in mind when the bone-in breasts go on sale!

  12. That looks great! Love how brown it got when you didn’t even sear it. Looks moist and delicious!

  13. Yumm! I can smell it from here!

  14. I never tried Indonesian chicken or didn’t know how to cook it until now! 😉 Looks delicious Lizzy!

  15. Ohhhh!!! I’ve heard of that famous Ina Indonesian Chicken recipe and have been meaning to try it out. Your pics look deelish. 🙂

  16. looks sooo tempting!!!!

  17. 1/4 cup garlic sounds just right to me:) This looks really fantastic.

  18. Great chicken Lizzy. Liking the sound of that 1/4 cup of garlic. Choosing bone-in chicken breast probably made this dish even tastier too.

  19. I don’t eat chicken anymore, but if I did I know this would be a favorite. I love all that flavor! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

  20. This looks so delicious!

  21. I love that recipe! It was one of the first I tried from that cookbook, and it’s a real winner.

  22. 1/4 cup of garlic!?! My husband would be all over this chicken .. making love to it! hahaha

  23. I’ve made this and now I wonder why I am not making it more. Her recipes always work and this is a keeper.

  24. This really sounds good. I’m going to have to check that recipe out.

  25. Ginger Chicken looking yum and tempting.

  26. Thanks, everyone!!! xo

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