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Honey soy chicken with Asian greens

Honey soy chicken is one of my favourite, easy to make, weeknight dinners! Great to make in large batches for entertaining, and tasty to enjoy with rice and Asian greens.

I’ve tried a couple of different recipes, but I’ve finally found the best combination of flavours for the marinade! This was inspired by the Honey Soy Chicken Drumsticks recipe from Delicious.

The 6 key ingredients needed for a rich and flavoursome honey soy marinade:

Honey soy chicken recipe - marinade ingredients

Ideally, you can leave the chicken to marinate overnight for richer flavours. Otherwise, 30 minutes is fine as well, because with this recipe you’ll also have a sauce to pour over the dish anyway.

Aside from preparing the marinade, it’s mostly hands-off because you leave the oven to work its magic in roasting the chicken!

By using the juices/leftover marinade, you can make a thick and tasty honey soy sauce to pour over your chicken before sprinkling with sesame seeds. Note that it’s quite strongly flavoured, so give it a taste before pouring it over everything!

Honey soy chicken recipe - honey soy chicken with sesame seeds

Alongside the protein…you’ll need some complimentary veggies!

My favourite to go with honey soy chicken is my staple Asian greens mix.

Asian greens

I loooove Asian greens! I could probably eat them every night. Rich with flavours of hoisin, oyster sauce, soy sauce, sesame oil…I’m a fan of all kinds of combos.

For this side dish, I actually used a little of the honey soy chicken sauce to mix through the greens. It ended up being really tasty! However, you can use whatever combination of flavours you enjoy.

The base aromatics that I generally use when throwing together a quick Asian greens side dish are: garlic, ginger and a long red chilli. You can even serve with just these rather than adding any additional sauce!

Honey soy chicken recipe - Asian greens in pan

Serve everything together!

Honey soy chicken, Asian greens, jasmine rice…voila Enjoy!

Honey soy chicken recipe - Honey soy chicken, Asian greens, rice

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Honey soy chicken with Asian greens
Rich and tasty chicken with a sauce that'll give an extra kick of flavour, alongside quick-fried Asian greens which complement the protein perfectly. An easy dinner recipe you'll keep coming back to!
Honey soy chicken recipe - honey soy chicken with sesame seeds
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Honey soy chicken
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp English mustard (I used the hot version)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • sesame seeds
Asian greens
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 bunches bok choy (stalks and leaves separated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 long red chilli (thinly sliced)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Honey soy chicken
  • 8 chicken drumsticks
  • 1/4 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tbsp English mustard (I used the hot version)
  • 2 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chinese five spice
  • sesame seeds
Asian greens
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 bunches bok choy (stalks and leaves separated)
  • 2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 long red chilli (thinly sliced)
Honey soy chicken recipe - honey soy chicken with sesame seeds
Instructions
Honey soy chicken
  1. To make the marinade, pour the soy sauce, honey, mustard, oyster sauce, vinegar and five spice in a bowl. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. Stir well to combine.
  2. Toss the chicken in the marinade, making sure the drumsticks are well covered. Set aside for at least 30 minutes or overnight for even richer flavours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  4. Lay out chicken in a large pan or ovenproof dish. Put in the preheated oven to roast, turning every 15 minutes, for 45 minutes or until cooked through.
  5. Remove from the oven and transfer chicken to a serving dish.
  6. Pour any excess sauce/juices into a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to the boil and simmer for 3-4 minutes or until reduced/thickened.
  7. Pour the sauce over the chicken (keep a small amount aside for the Asian greens) and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Asian veggies
  1. Heat oil in a large frypan over high heat. Add boy choy stalks, garlic, ginger and chilli, then cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the bok choy leaves. Continue cooking for 1-2 minutes until the leaves are wilted and the stalks are tender.
  3. Add the remaining honey soy sauce to the pan and stir to combine.
  4. Serve chicken and Asian greens together with jasmine rice.
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