Honey & Ginger Glazed Chicken 蜜制姜汁鸡

Am totally exhausted this week and was constantly on the crave for sweet stuffs. And nope, coffee doesn’t work for me. Instead I think sweet stuffs works better for me, boosting the energy levels and keeping my brains wide awake !!  Imagine I was at the hospital for almost the entire week and I was liked patronizing the desserts store in the food court on an almost daily basis too ! LOL.

So deciding to prepare some food for my Monday lunch bento and the caregiver at the hospital over the weekend, I whipped up this quick and fuss free dish, Honey & Ginger Glazed Chicken. 

Infusing ginger with some vinegar, sugar and salt, and using the sauce to incorporate into a sweet savoury honey combo and coating it with air fried chicken. Little effort does it but the goodness isn’t compromised ! And with much thanks to the folks at Huiji, their honey came just at the right time for me to beef up this dish. As we all know, handling honey is a very sticky and messy affair, especially when drips and drops of it all over the cap or on the fingers is a common sight. Well, with Huiji special cap design for its honey bottles, it ensures that every squeeze leaves no residue and allows for exact amount of honey needed in each squeeze, with no wastage or fussiness. 
 
 
What’s more, the bottle can be recycled to be used as an oil or sauce dispenser thereafter too ! Talking about environmental friendly, this is definitely the way !
 
Coming back to the dish, I really enjoy how the ginger and honey infused in each other to create that pleasant and distinctive flavour. Choosing to air fried the chicken instead of frying certainly helps to speed up the cooking process and makes the dish all the way healthier. In fact, I am loving how the gloss and glaze of the sauce that coats the chicken makes them looks ultra tempting. 
 
 
So here’s a quick take on the recipe. In fact, I am also sharing instant updates and some recipes too as and when on IG when I couldn’t find time to access the blog, so you can probably follow me on my IG here for the latest updates ! In the meantime, let’s gear up as we enter the last week of October and Gambatte !! 
 
Honey & Ginger Glazed Chicken 蜜制姜汁鸡
 
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Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 whole chicken thigh, cut into 3 parts each
  • 60g young ginger, diced
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp mirin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
For the Chicken Marinade :
  • 1 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 1 tbsp corn flour
  • ¼ tsp pepper
For the Sauce (Combine all together):
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp light soya sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp of the ginger marinate sauce
Instructions
  1. Poke the chicken all over with a skewer and marinate them with the marinate ingredients. Set aside in the fridge for at least an hour.
  2. Add the rice vinegar, mirin, salt and sugar to the diced ginger and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Air fried the chicken pieces at 170 degrees C for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Dish and set aside.
  5. Heat up a wok and stir fried ginger dices briefly. Add in the sauce and allow it to cook on low heat till it sizzles.
  6. Add in the air fried chicken from Step 3. Mix well to ensure the sauce coats the chicken parts all over. Allow the chicken to simmer in the sauce. Stir constantly and keeping a close watch as the honey will burn the chicken if overcooked. When the sauce thickens slightly, off the flame.
  7. Garnish as desired and serve hot.
 
 
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