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Soy Sauce Chicken

This roasted soy sauce chicken is incredibly juicy and tender, with a deeply roasted finish and notes of soy, ginger and honey. It's great served with steamed rice or stir fried vegetables.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Keyword: honey soy chicken, soy and ginger chicken, soy roasted chicken, soy sauce chicken
Servings: 4
Calories: 481kcal

Ingredients

  • 3.5 lb whole chicken spine removed, pressed flat 1.5kg
  • cup dark soy sauce 80ml see notes
  • 3 Tbsp honey
  • 1 knob ginger about a 2-inch piece, peeled and julienned
  • 4 scallions spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves bruised
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp chili paste
  • ½ tsp ground white pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C, combi steam setting. If your oven has variable steam settings, choose 60%. If not, don’t worry! Just choose combi steam at the correct temperature and the oven will take care of the steam for you.
  • Put the chicken into a deep baking dish, flattened out and skin side up. Mix the rest of the ingredients and pour over the chicken.
    3.5 lb whole chicken, ⅓ cup dark soy sauce, 3 Tbsp honey, 1 knob ginger, 4 scallions, 4 garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp white vinegar, 1 tsp chili paste, ½ tsp ground white pepper
  • Roast the chicken until it’s cooked through, about 35-40 minutes. If the skin begins to brown too much, loosely cover it with a piece of foil partway through cooking.
  • When the chicken is cooked, rest it, covered, for 15 minutes before carving and serving. I cut it into pieces at the joints and serve large portions rather than slicing it.
  • Serve with steamed rice and green vegetables, with extra chili paste on the side if you like it hot.

Notes

  1. I specify dark soy sauce for this recipe - it's thicker and deeper in flavor than light soy sauce. If all you can find is light, you can sub it, but beware it's often more salty than dark soy. I'd go with 1/4 cup instead of 1/3 just in case.

Nutrition

Calories: 481kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 460mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 389IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 3mg