Baked Ginger & Lemon Chicken

How to make Baked Ginger and Lemon Chicken.

Ingredients: Serves 4

  • 20 ounces bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs and drumsticks
  • 2 red onions, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 lemon, zested then sliced into rings
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons honey

To Serve:

  • Steamed rice
  • Selection of greens, like kale, broccoli or green beans
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ½ tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the crushed red pepper flakes, with the ginger and soy sauce.
  3. Place the chicken in a roasting pan or baking dish large enough not to crowd the pieces; they should have two finger’s widths of space between them.
  4. Coat the chicken in the marinade; add the onion quarters, arranging the slices in between the pieces of chicken.
  5. Roast, basting halfway through, until the chicken is tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, cook the rice and prepare a selection of greens for serving.
  7. Remove the chicken from the oven and pour any juices into a small saucepan before return the chicken to the oven.
  8. To the saucepan with the pan juices, add the butter, honey and lemon zest.
  9. Cook over medium heat until it has reduced by a third, about 3 minutes.
  10. Remove the chicken from the oven and pour the honey sauce evenly over top, then return to the oven and until the juices run clear when pierced at the thickest point, 5 to 10 minutes more.
  11. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  12. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat and fry the shallots until golden.
  13. Add the garlic, stirring to keep it from burning, then add the greens, adding a splash of water to help them cook.
  14. Season with salt and pepper, then stir-fry for about 5 minutes.
  15. Serve with the rice, vegetables and more crushed red pepper flakes if desired.
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