Becky Luigart-Stayner
4 servings (serving size: about 3 ounces chicken and about 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Remove and discard giblets and neck from chicken. Rinse chicken with cold water; pat dry. Trim excess fat. Starting at neck cavity, loosen skin from breast and drumsticks by inserting fingers, gently pushing between skin and meat.

Step 2

Combine soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and broth in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and marinate in refrigerator 4 to 8 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove chicken from bag, reserving 1/2 cup marinade.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 375°.

Step 4

Place chicken, breast side up, on the rack of a broiler pan or roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer into meaty part of thigh, making sure not to touch bone. Bake at 375° for 1 hour and 10 minutes or until thermometer registers 180°. Cover chicken loosely with foil; let stand 10 minutes for chicken to reabsorb juices. Discard skin.

Step 5

Add 1/2 cup reserved marinade to drippings in pan (you'll have about 1/4 cup drippings), scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Pour marinade mixture into a small saucepan; bring to a boil, and cook 5 minutes. Stir in sesame oil. Cut chicken into quarters. Drizzle with sesame mixture. Sprinkle with onions.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

LTG097's Review

March 09, 2010
Chicken was good, but nothing special. Served with long grain and wild rice blend and asparagus. Simple and good but not worthy of a special occasion.

Belladonna714's Review

January 13, 2010
This was a good, easy recipe. I used a 3 and a half pound organic chicken, and marinated it for a day and a half. Chicken came out extremely moist, meat pretty much fell off the bone. However, I found that the sauce did not have a lot of flavor at all, I ended up adding some garlic hoisin sauce to it before topping cooked chicken.