Baked Chicken with ginger garlic is so delicious to make! It’s one of those chicken recipes that I make when I wanted to have a quick and easy home cooked meal but too lazy to fire up a wok.
This easy baked chicken always turn out tender, moist and juicy. They’re so delicious and best served on their own, or with rice or noodles. The sticky sweet and savory sauce is crazy delicious!
I started making baked chicken when I first came to the US many years ago for graduate school. I was always the designated cook in the apartment, and chicken drumsticks were always on sale in the supermarkets at the college town.
For $0.99 a lb, I could load up a 5 lb pack of chicken drumsticks for less than $5.00! What’s more, I am partial to chicken, especially the tender, juicy, meaty chicken drumsticks.
How to Marinate the Chicken?
This ginger garlic baked chicken recipe is Asian-flavored. I used soy sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil, white pepper, and honey to marinate the chicken before baking them in the oven.
I also added a little bit of Chinese five-spice powder to give it a sweet aroma of the spices.
If you don’t have the five-spice powder, you can always skip it, but it’s a good item to stock in your pantry.
All the other ingredients of soy sauce, oyster sauce (buy Lee Kum Kee brand), sesame oil, white pepper can be easily found at any regular supermarkets these days.
If you can’t find white pepper, you can always use black pepper and it will work just fine.
The Best Temperature to Bake Chicken?
What is the best temperature to bake chicken? According to Perdue.com, the best temperature to bake chicken is 350F – 375F. Personally, I always bake chicken at 375F.
How Long Do You Bake Chicken in the Oven?
If you bake the chicken at 375F, here are the average time to bake the chicken in the oven:
- Chicken breasts, skin on and skinless – 30 – 40 minutes
- Chicken drumsticks – 35 – 45 minutes
- Chicken legs – 40 – 50 minutes
- Chicken thighs – 40 – 50 minutes
- Chicken wings (including wingettes and drumettes) – 30 – 40 minutes
These juicy baked chicken is a comfort food to me. It reminds me of those days when I was a frugal and poor international student in the Midwest of America. Those days were long gone, but the taste continues to please my palate!
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