Honey Ginger Soy Baked Chicken

The most tender, juiciest baked chicken recipe. The skin is packed with Asian-influenced flavours and leaves you craving for more with each bite! This Honey Ginger Soy Baked Chicken is the perfect easy recipe to make for a simple dinner for two or a large get-togethers.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 2 people


  • 2 chicken legs about 0.3 kg (0.67 lbs) each
  • 4 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp ginger minced
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds for topping
  • green onions chopped, for topping


  1. To make the marinade, in a large bowl, combine the soy sauce, honey, ginger, and sesame oil and mix well. Make sure the honey is well mixed into the liquid.

  2. Wash the chicken legs with water and pat to dry using a kitchen paper towel. Gently lay both chickens flat in the bowl containing the marinade, making sure that the flat side of the chicken is submerged in the marinade (you may use a larger bowl or a bowl with flat bottom to do this). Using a spoon, pour some of the marinade at the bottom of the bowl on top of the chickens. Let marinate for 2 hours, turning them after 1 hour to marinade the other side of the chicken.

  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lay aluminum foil on a baking sheet and grease with oil. Place the chickens on the aluminum foil and bake on the middle rack. After 30 minutes, turn the chickens and pour some more of the marinade on them. Bake for another 20 to 30 minutes or until they are cooked thoroughly and the exterior is browned.

  4. To make the sauce, bring the the rest of the marinade to a boil and let boil for about 3 to 5 minutes until it reduces into a thick sauce. You can add some warm water if the sauce becomes too thick.

  5. Serve the chicken with some toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions.