I'm always looking for easy but delicious recipes to make. I find the older I get the less I want to spend hours in the kitchen. I remember years ago cooking elaborate, time consuming recipes with joy. Now I get annoyed when I have to wait 20 minutes for the rice to cook. A friend of mine, who like me used to love to spend time in the kitchen, gave me this recipe. It is so delicious and easy that people will think you spent hours in the kitchen. And isn't that what really matters?
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 or just pieces
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.
Serve with rice, a vegetable and salad and you're good to go.