Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken

Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken
This is another one of my mom’s recipes. She used to make it in the microwave since we didn’t have an oven growing up. I’m not too fantastic with microwave cooking so my initial attempt to replicate her recipe away from home resulted in a charred mess. Oops! Mr. Cooking Jar loves teasing me about it now. “I’m going to make my mom’s honey roasted chicken” “You mean irradiated chicken?”. Some things you’ll never live down.

Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken

I’ll use an oven this time round and figure out the temperature and cooking time. I will endeavor not to make you charred chicken! Done well, this dish is absolutely delicious with crispy savory skin and honeyed sweetness.

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Asian-Style Honey Roast Chicken

  • Author: The Cooking Jar
  • Yield: 4 1x


  • 2 lb. chicken drumsticks and wings, skin on
  • 3 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 6 tablespoons honey


  1. Blend the shallors, garlic and ginger into a fine paste
  2. Marinate the chicken in the paste, soy sauce and honey for 2 hours
  3. Roast the chicken in a baking pan at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes
  4. Increase the heat to 475 degrees F and broil the chicken for an additional 10 minutes or until the skin is crispy
  5. Dish and serve hot



  • Reply
    August 2, 2013 at 7:44 PM

    This was very delicious! Perfect balance between the ginger, garlic and honey.
    Next time I will double the recipe so I can have more!

    • Reply
      August 9, 2013 at 4:22 PM

      What would you recommend as a side dish for this?
      Also, do you recommend any sauces for dipping?

    • Reply
      The Cooking Jar
      August 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      I like eating it as it is to fully appreciate the flavor. You can have it with a bed of white rice and a side dish of Asian greens such as Boy Choy or Kailan stir-fried in garlic and oyster sauce!

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      August 9, 2013 at 4:44 PM

      That sounds amazing. Thanks!

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    Christine @ Taste of Divine
    June 22, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    I think kitchen fails make great stories. My hubby doesn’t let me forget about mine either, haha. Your mom sounds like a genius if she managed to make something like this in the microwave! These look delicious…I’m pinning and putting it on my list 🙂

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      The Cooking Jar
      June 22, 2014 at 9:12 PM

      It’s one of those recipes from my mom which I’ve never really been able to replicate well, done her way. Maybe someday!

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    Nagi {RecipeTin Eats}
    June 24, 2014 at 7:20 PM

    I came back to find this recipe! This looks amazing. A few key ingredients make an incredible marinade. I’ll be trying this soon for sure!

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    July 6, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    Awesome 😀

  • Reply
    October 28, 2018 at 8:52 AM

    Can I marinade this for the night?

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