I love chicken dishes, and always prefer to have chicken during weekends. Off late, I have this newfound love for trying new varieties, especially ones that don’t need a lot of time. The ones where you just need a special marinade, and off it goes to the oven. These are quite healthy too, as you don’t use too much oil for the preparation. And that’s the special recipe for today’s post- Honey and Sesame Chicken
Last weekend, I was in the mood for a Chinese style preparation, the semi-sweet kinds, and then i see Silvena Rowe’s recipe for Honey and Sesame Sticky Chicken Wings. The recipe looked extremely easy, and I had all the ingredients at home. However, I did have to make some changes to the recipe, as this one only had honey, ketchup and soy sauce as main ingredients. I wanted the chicken to be slightly spiced, so made few additions to the original recipe, left the chicken to absorb all that marinade, and baked it.
The final output was extremely स्वादिष्ट and delizioso……So easy to make..yet extremely delectable is all i can say…
A must try for those variety weekends. This semi-sweet Honey and Sesame chicken goes well with anything as a side dish, or a simple wrap, a perfect complement to noodles or fried rice. You could add it even to your salad, and have a sweet chicken salad.
Adapted from Silvena Rowe’s Honey and Sesame Sticky Chicken wings Good Food (Friday magazine). People in UAE can just check the last edition of Friday Magazine, if you would like to stick with the original recipe of the great chef.
This semi-sweet Honey and Sesame Chicken goes well with anything.So easy to make..yet extremely delectable
Preheat oven to 200 C.
You could use chicken wings.. however, I just selected a few fleshy chicken pieces from a 1 Kg batch.
In a large bowl, add chicken and the ingredients, except the sesame seeds, and give it a quick mix. Keep this marinade for around 2 hours. Season with salt and extra pepper, as required.
Place the chicken in a roasting tin that has been lined with parchment or foil, and bake for one hour.
Around 40 minutes, remove the roaster and quickly turn the pieces, baste remaining marinade from the bowl(any leftover sticky marinade), and toss few sesame seeds, and put it back into the even, remove when golden brown and cooked through.
Serve chicken on a platter and toss more sesame seeds.Goes well with fried rice.
1. If you dont have paprika, you can use some Kashmiri chilli powder.
2. You can use chicken drumsticks too (around 5 for the quantity above). Use a small sharp knife to cut slashes in the fleshiest part of the drumsticks, so the marinade goes deeper. Cook in preheated oven, turning occasionally and bast with pan juices, until done.