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Honey Ginger Chicken with Peppers

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How sweet it is! Honey Ginger Chicken marinated and glazed in a mixture of soy sauce, garlic, honey ginger white balsamic and chili sauce. The taste is undeniable and the flavor is out of this world. These little miniature bites are perfect for popping in your mouth and much better for you than the fried sweet and sour version.
You may feel at the end of the day there is no time left to cook anything delicious and homemade for dinner but I am here to prove you wrong. There is always time to cook especially if that cooking method involves shoving a baking pan in the oven for only 30 minutes. Am I right? Marinate these chicken bites all day while you are tending to your craziness and then right before dinner pop them in the oven while you get the glaze ready. Couldn’t be easier. I chose to make my Honey Ginger Chicken because I wanted to use another olive oil I had received from Devo Olive Oil Giveaway. The Honey Ginger White Balsamic came in the 9 pack sampler and one smell of this masterpiece and I knew something must be made with it and pronto. The aroma is breathtaking. It reminds me walking down the road in my old neighborhood when I was a child and sucking the honey out of the honeysuckle trees. Did any of you ever do that? It’s kinda a southern thing but just wondering how many others did the same?
Anyway, back to the chicken. I love love love sweet and sour chicken, ginger chicken, terriakyi chicken, basically all the types of chicken dishes you get at your local Chinese and Japanese restaurants. However, I never actually end up making them at home because I don’t seem to have all the ingredients on hand at the same time. I either have soy sauce but no honey, or I have oyster sauce but no sesame oil or ginger. You get the picture…. So when I took a sip of this amazing bottle of Honey Ginger White Balsamic the taste was so overwhelming and absolutely perfect for a sweet and sour type chicken dish.  I immediately took out some chicken breasts and got to cooking. I decided the best thing to do was not mess with perfection (that being my little bottle of Honey Ginger White Balsamic) and simply take the flavor and raise the ante by increasing the flavor and consistency with soy sauce, orange juice, a touch of chili sauce and a sprinkling of corn starch for thickener. The end result was amazing. I can’t craft the perfect sentence to describe how great this dish turned out to be but just take my word for it. This is a must try. A keeper in my book.
If you want to make these dish at home by all means make sure to enter the Devo Olive Oil Giveaway going on this week in honor of my birthday or simply go to Devo Olive Oil and purchase you a bottle or two or three or four:)

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Honey Ginger Chicken with Peppers

Ingredients: Marinade

  • 1/4 cup Devo Honey Ginger White Balsamic
  • 1/4 cup Devo Garlic EVOO
  • 1 TBSP honey
  • 1 TBSP ground ginger
  • 1 TBSP fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp orange juice and 1 TBSP orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp chili sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper each
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Ginger Honey Glaze:

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3  tablespoons Devo Honey Ginger White Balsamic
  • 3 TBSP Devo Garlic EVOO
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 1/2 table spoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp each of salt and pepper

Directions:

Combine the marinade ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake well. Add chicken; seal and toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally.

Preheat oven to 425°. Remove chicken from bag, reserving marinade. Arrange chicken in a single layer on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. Bake at 425° for 20 minutes, stirring once.

Meanwhile, lets make the glaze for the chicken. Add all the glaze ingredients into a medium sized saucepan and heat on medium low until nice and thick, approx 8-10 minutes. Add chicken to glaze; toss well to coat. Place chicken mixture on a baking sheet; broil 5 minutes or until browned, stirring twice. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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50 Comments

  1. Three-Cookies

    Looks awesome – honey ginger, honey soy – great combinations. Been a while since I’ve eaten this. Your dish reminds me of honey soy marinated wings.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  2. Cooking Creation

    Oh, dear! I am drooling over this. I have a major soft spot for Chinese food and I am bookmarking this! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    08 . Jun . 2011
  3. Megan

    Once again you are making my mouth water and it’s only 8:30am! Now I just have to win the giveaway in order to try the recipe! 🙂

    08 . Jun . 2011
  4. Melynda@Moms Sunday Cafe

    Yum, I like that you can use breast or thigh meat. thanks!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  5. Linda

    I would have never thought this was made in the oven! Talk about easy!! I really need to try this out; I like the bite size pieces simple flavor combination.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  6. Erica

    YUMMMMMMMM. I love sweet and sour chicken too! I basically gave up ordering it out (due to all fried-ness), but love making an at home version. I usually cheat and use store bought sauce. I will try your version next!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  7. lindsay

    yum!!! this looks awesome baby mama! 🙂 i think this will be your new name for awhile!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  8. Nourhan @ Miss Anthropist's Kitchen

    I lovee sweet chicken! This sounds great 😀

    08 . Jun . 2011
  9. anne

    BEAUTIFUL!! I could eat the whole thing!! anne

    08 . Jun . 2011
  10. greencookinlife

    Oh it looks so good! I love the olive oil you used to make the sauce. Genius- hope I win the giveaway so I can use it- if not I am headed to buy some for myself! LOL!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  11. kelli

    I also love any kind of Chinese and Japanese chicken but try to skip it on the account that it doesnt do my body good bc I cant eat just a little I devour it! with this recipe I feel that I can devour this and not feel guilty about it. This is one reaosn why I just love you so much, keep those craving coming girl! xoxo

    08 . Jun . 2011
  12. Shawn

    I want this today!!! Since I won’t be able to make it today, I’m definitely picking up sesame gingered chicken from a local eatery 🙂

    08 . Jun . 2011
  13. sonia

    Hi Dear, Honey ginger chicken is looking rocking. Loved the new flavors added to the most traditional dish and am sure it is simply SUMPTUOUS…. !
    Hats off to you for making excellent dishes with fabulous presentation and pictures plus connecting at personal level with thousands of your followers. I am BIG FAN of your blog and always look forward to your exciting recipes. I am lucky too to find a friend like you through this blogging excercise. A big thanks to you for always leaving an appreciating comment on my space…
    Have a great day, cheers, Sonia !!!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  14. Alli

    Yum! I need more meals like this … prep in the morning and pop in the oven. These are all flavors my family loves.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  15. erica@fashionmeetsfood

    Can I just move in with you? Everything you makes looks out of this world amazing!

    xo

    08 . Jun . 2011
  16. Foodness Gracious

    Sounds amazing! Honey and ginger are a perfect combo, I might try this with some scallops!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  17. Tommy

    Love this chicken dish. so quick and easy and full of flavor. amazing using the balsamic from devo! Oh i hope i win that giveaway

    08 . Jun . 2011
  18. Caroline

    This chicken sounds fantastic–I love sweet and sour, teriyaki, etc. as well. This recipe combines the best of all of these flavors. Yum!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  19. Greg

    This looks wonderful! So colorful. And that honey glaze, mmm. Also, I didn’t even congratulate you and your family on the news the other day! All the olive oil went straight to my head! So a belated congratulations.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  20. Maria @ Scandifoodie

    Honey ginger chicken is one of my partner’s favourites too! This sounds so tasty with the capsicums.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  21. Sawsan@chef in disguise

    You had me sold by the title 🙂
    but really never thought it could be so easy as to pop it in the oven
    thanx for the great recipe

    08 . Jun . 2011
  22. Gwen

    AMAZING flavors! Wow- so going on my list to do- this is incredible

    08 . Jun . 2011
  23. Gwen

    the flavors are out of this world. Wow- so going on my list to do- this is incredible

    08 . Jun . 2011
  24. Gwen

    opps- sorry i didn’t think it took my first comment:(

    08 . Jun . 2011
  25. daphne

    oh beautiful! esp since it is my fav stir fry- ginger and honey such a great combination!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  26. Shea

    I made an Asian-style chicken dish for dinner tonight too–great minds think alike 🙂 I love meals like these, and I can’t wait to try this version!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  27. sara@domesticallychallenged

    I really want to EAT this. Not make it, but EAT it.

    08 . Jun . 2011
  28. kitchen flavours

    This looks delicious! Definitely perfect with rice! Have not seen DEVO products around here before, looks awesome!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  29. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Every time I read one of your post I come away hungry!! This looks so delicious!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  30. Strawberry CAKE

    My family would flip for this. Yum! I go through olive oil faster than anything in my house!

    08 . Jun . 2011
  31. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Honey and ginger are always a hit with chicken. Your dish looks great and I love the addition of red pepper.
    🙂 Mandy

    09 . Jun . 2011
  32. pigpigscorner

    Love the addition of honey in savoury dishes, adds so much flavour!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  33. Rachel

    Those oils sound amazing… I am seriously wishing they had a Devo near us! 🙂 How delicious this looks!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  34. Mary

    Perfect recipe – a really winner
    Mary

    09 . Jun . 2011
  35. Ruth

    They look wonderful

    09 . Jun . 2011
  36. Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray

    This looks great! I love stir-fry and this looks like a winner? What kind of rice is that that you served it with?

    09 . Jun . 2011
  37. Heather @ Mrs. Southern Bride

    Looks so delicious!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  38. val

    This meal is going on my TO-DO list…ASAP!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  39. Joyti

    Delicious! And simplicity of it is really really great too.

    09 . Jun . 2011
  40. Priya Mahadevan

    These can be made with tofu or paneer too for a vegetarian like moi 🙂 – yummy recipe

    09 . Jun . 2011
  41. the good soup

    I really don’t cook with just plain chicken breasts enough. I don’t know why, maybe I’m just a sucker for all the extras that come with a whole chicken- the bones for stock, the livers for tasty tasty… but for ease, I’m going to have to hone down to the breast next time and give this gorgeous caramelized deliciousness a go. Thanks for finding me so I could find you!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  42. Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    When I look at these stir-fry dish, I really miss going to Chinese restaurant! I do also eat at a restaurant rather than cooking it at home… I feel like I can’t beat the dish that is cooked in Chinese wok over a strong fire (plus they are really authentic). Your dish looks very delicious! I like the sauce is all over… must be good with rice!

    09 . Jun . 2011
  43. Kristy

    This sounds amazing! I love sweet and sour dishes, but always pull the breading off because it’s just a bit too much. This would definitely eliminate the need for that while still giving me the flavor I love. I can just smell the infused oils and balsamic now…those little stores with the samples are one of the best ideas I’ve seen! So clever.

    09 . Jun . 2011
  44. Aarthi

    This looks yummy….you have a lovely blog…I am having a giveaway in my blog..Y dont you check and join that
    http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/2011/05/chocolate-recipe-and-chocolate.html

    10 . Jun . 2011
  45. The Harried Cook

    Hi 🙂 Thank you so much for stopping by my blog… I totally love what you have going on here at your blog… It’s fabulous! Thanks for inviting me to join your giveaway, but I am not eligible (I wish I was!) because I don’t live in the US… Thanks though! The ginger honey chicken recipe sounds great! Love the flavors 🙂 Thanks for sharing…

    10 . Jun . 2011
  46. Joanne

    Ummm wow. That sauce sounds amazing. The perfect mix of sweet, salty, and garlicky! Holy trinity of flavors.

    10 . Jun . 2011
  47. Maris (In Good Taste)

    So colorful and bright and delicious!

    10 . Jun . 2011
  48. Вера пишет

    Замечательный рецепт. Непременно воспользуюсь им. Огромное спасибо! Успехов в на кулинарном поприще.

    18 . Jun . 2011
  49. Stephanie

    AmazIng flavors going on here! I love the honey incorporated with the ginger! A culinary delight!

    18 . Jun . 2011
  50. Gigi

    Love this dish! Seriously, love it. We made it on friday night and it was the best thing i have had in a while! AWESOME

    19 . Jun . 2011

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