Indonesian ginger chicken from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook (page 125) by Ina Garten

  • soy sauce
  • whole chicken
  • garlic
  • fresh ginger
  • honey

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Notes about this recipe

  • snoozermoose on December 05, 2021

    Boring and forgettable. I marinaded my chicken overnight, and the hubby and I both felt like it needed more flavor. There are better recipes for Asian-inspired chicken out there.

  • averythingcooks on May 09, 2021

    I made this with a spatchcocked chicken ( 1/2 the marinade with a 3.6 lb bird) marinating overnight in a bag (full fridges = no room for the actual pan). The marinade & chicken went into a cast iron pan and the cooking instructions were spot on (temps / times / covered / uncovered).....BUT the sauce seemed to split (& never got to "rich dark brown") so we did not use it. The chicken itself was moist & tasty but I think we have better ways to flavour a flattened chicken.

  • anya_sf on January 09, 2020

    For convenience, I usually use boneless, skinless chicken. Thighs work best, but breasts work too, with a shorter cooking time. Easy and tasty.

  • wcassity on December 23, 2019

    Tasted like mall “Bourbon chicken”. Not a bad thing. The kids loved it - sweet, soy, gingery.

  • Dahliadiva on August 19, 2017

    I have made this a few times, it is delicious and easy to make. So far, all of Ina's recipes have been a success.

  • ddenker on October 20, 2016

    We really liked this dish and would like to make it again as it was so easy to prepare and more exciting than the normal roast chicken we make. I marinated it overnight (~24 hours) and it was fragrant and the color and crisp were incredible.

  • Laura on June 06, 2014

    Pg. 125. I'm a big fan of Ina Garten -- her recipes are pretty foolproof for the most part. So, I expected to love this dish, especially given the ingredients. I followed the directions exactly with the exception that I marinated for about 8-9 hours on the day I cooked it rather than overnight. So, that may have been the issue. In any event, I liked it but didn't love it -- the flavor of the ginger did not really come through. Next time I would remove the covering at the beginning of baking, not halfway through the process. I did love the fact that it was a snap to prepare, so I will probably try it again.

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