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Spiced Chicken With Honey Ginger Glaze

Spiced Chicken With Honey Ginger Glaze 4.000
May 7, 2003

Ever look at a recipe and wonder whether you could swap some simpler ingredients and techniques for fussier approaches?

This recipe originally called for an entire duck that was slow-roasted over indirect heat on the grill. Lacking the patience for duck and having no back yard or grill, we instead used chicken and an oven -- and had absolutely no regrets.

Servings: 4
  • For the spice rub
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 8 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs or drumsticks
  • For the ginger-honey glaze
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup sherry
  • 2 tablespoons grated ginger root
  • Juice from 1 medium lemon (optional)


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

In a small bowl, combine the ginger, coriander, peppers and salt. Add just enough oil to make a paste. Set aside.

For the spice rub: Rinse the chicken and pat it completely dry. Rub the spice paste evenly under and over the skin. Place on the baking sheet and roast for 20 minutes.

For the Ginger-Honey Glaze: In the meantime, in a small bowl combine the honey, sherry, ginger and lemon juice, if using. Spoon some of the glaze over the chicken and continue to roast, spooning on additional glaze every few minutes, until the chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes longer.

Serve hot.

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Adapted from "Grilling & Barbecuing" by Denis Kelly (Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2003).

Tested by Renee Schettler.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving (including skin): 735

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 43g 66%

Saturated Fat: 12g 60%

Cholesterol: 277mg 92%

Sodium: 932mg 39%

Total Carbohydrates: 20g 7%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 61g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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