Baked Chicken served with rice

Baked Chicken Recipe

This Caramelized Baked Chicken is a deliciously savory and slightly sweet dish that pairs perfectly with steamed rice. The chicken is baked to perfection with a caramelized glaze, making it a family favorite.


Ingredients

For the Chicken:

  • 4 chicken breasts or thighs
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds (optional, for garnish)
  • 2 green onions, chopped (optional, for garnish)

For the Rice:

  • 2 cups jasmine or basmati rice
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Preparing the Chicken:

  1. Marinate the Chicken:
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, brown sugar, honey, garlic, ginger, ketchup, rice vinegar, sesame oil, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.
  • Place the chicken in a large ziplock bag or a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the chicken.
  • Seal the bag or cover the dish and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight to let the flavors meld.
  1. Preheat the Oven:
  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  1. Bake the Chicken:
  • Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it in a baking dish.
  • Pour the remaining marinade over the chicken.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and caramelized, basting occasionally with the sauce.

Preparing the Rice:

  1. Cook the Rice:
  • Rinse the rice under cold water until the water runs clear.
  • In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil.
  • Add the rice and salt, stir well, and return to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 18-20 minutes or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed.
  • Fluff the rice with a fork before serving.

Serving:

  1. Serve the Dish:
  • Place a portion of steamed rice on each plate.
  • Top with a piece of caramelized baked chicken.
  • Spoon extra sauce from the baking dish over the chicken and rice.
  • Garnish with sesame seeds and chopped green onions if desired.

Enjoy your Caramelized Baked Chicken with rice! This dish is sure to be a hit with its rich flavors and beautiful presentation.

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