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my soy sauce chicken with soy honey glaze

a recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

I took a classic soy sauce chicken recipe and made it my own by adding ingredients I like and a sweet honey sauce. Adds more flavor to the dish. I freeze the braising liquid and honey sauce and make it with chicken thighs or legs at another time.

serves 2-4
prep time 1 Hr
cook time 1 Hr 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For my soy sauce chicken with soy honey glaze

  • 1
    whole chicken
  • 1 Tbsp
    peanut oil
  • 7 slice
    ginger peeled
  • 6 clove
    garlic smashed
  • 4
    scallions cut into 3 inch pieces
  • 4
    star anise
  • 2 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 c
    dark soy sauce
  • 1/4 c
    each sweet soy sauce and fish sauce
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 7 c
  • 1/2 c
  • green parts of scallions for garnish

How To Make my soy sauce chicken with soy honey glaze

  • 1
    Rinse the chicken and remove any extra skin and fat. Let sit at room temp for 1 hour.
  • 2
    Add the oil to a large pot that is tall and narrow but big enough for the chicken. Add the ginger and let carmalize for 1 minute. Add the garlic and scallions and cook 30 seconds. Add the star anise, soy sauce, dark soy sauce, sweet soy sauce, fish sauce, mirin and sugar. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Add the water and bring to a boil once again.
  • 3
    Turn heat down to a slow boil. Add the chicken laying it into the liquid and fill the cavity with the liquid. Turn breast side down in the liquid and weight the chicken down with a heavy bowl to keep it totally submerged in the liquid. Keep it at a low boil skimming any impurites that comes to the surface.
  • 4
    Cook for 45 minutes. Turn the heat off and let sit in the liquid for 15 minutes. Remove the chicken to a carving bored.
  • 5
    Strain the liquid through a fine mesh strainer discarding solids. Add 2 cups of the strained liquid to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and reduce for 5 minutes. Stir in the honey and reduce another 5 minutes until it coats the back of a spoon. If it isn't thick enough make a slurry with cornstarch and water and whisk into the sauce.
  • 6
    Cut the chicken into pieces and add to plate. Drizzle a little soy honey sauce over the chicken and garnish with the greens of the scallions. Serve extra dipping sauce with chicken.
  • 7
    You can freeze the cooking liquid if you want and use again if you want.

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