Chicken dishes are appropriate for any day: both weekdays and holidays. It would seem that everyone knows how to cook chicken. However, chicken is not so easy to cook, it requires both knowledge and skills. Chicken wings and thighs are best braised or cooked in sauce. The main thing is to fry the first few minutes on high heat, and then stew in the sauce, so you get juicier.
It is no secret that the most delicious part of the chicken is the thigh fillet. The meat in this part is soft and tender, and incredibly juicy. If the standard dishes are already bored, and so want to please the family with an unusual delicacy, try cooking poultry according to this recipe. Chicken in soy sauce, with honey and garlic – the recipe is very simple, even a novice cook can understand.
Some people mistakenly believe that fried chicken with honey must necessarily be sweet. The proposed recipe is designed to prove them wrong. In the end, chicken with honey takes on a sour-sweet flavor. For the marinade mix honey, soy sauce, minced garlic, white wine vinegar, I sometimes replace the vinegar with lemon juice. Dilute the resulting mass with a small amount of plain water. The taste of honey should not be strong, especially if you do not like the taste of honey. In this case, it is better to take linden or flower honey. If you like the taste of honey – feel free to take buckwheat honey.
Serve the dish with boiled rice or grilled vegetables, or any other side dish. And if there’s anything left over, use it to make a filling for a pita appetizer or sandwich, you just need to shred the meat with a knife.
Ingredients (6 servings)
- Chicken thighs 6 pcs.
- Garlic powder 2 tsp.
- Garlic cloves 5 pcs.
- Soy sauce 2 tbsp.
- Ground black pepper 1 pinch.
- Water 60 ml
- Wine vinegar 2 tbsp.
- Honey 4 tbsp.
- Salt 1 pinch.
Peel chicken thighs of skin and bones, but it is better to buy fillets right away. Cut each fillet into two or three pieces, as you prefer. The larger ones will stew a little longer, the smaller pieces will also take less time to cook.
Place the sliced fillets in a bowl in which it is convenient to marinate the meat. Sprinkle with salt, dried garlic and ground black pepper. Each piece should be in the spices. Leave the meat to marinate for 30 minutes. In the meantime, you can make a sauce or garnish the meat.
For the sauce, combine the soy sauce, white wine vinegar, honey and water in a bowl. Stir well to dissolve the honey completely.
Finely chop a few cloves of garlic with a sharp knife.
Place the chicken in a single layer in a frying pan with heated vegetable oil. Fry over medium heat until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
Turn over and roast until tender, don’t overcook the meat.
Add chopped garlic to the chicken.
After 30 seconds, pour the cooked sauce over the chicken.
Braise for 10 minutes, the sauce will thicken a little, you can sprinkle the chicken with the sauce from time to time.
You can sprinkle with herbs or sesame seeds before serving.
The chicken is very juicy and tender and goes well with rice, boiled potatoes or baked vegetables. Warm sauce, in which the chicken was stewed, will be a good addition to the chosen side dish.