today is Aug 19, 2022

The cold weather has been pretty insane lately, and here in Minnesota, the average day time temperature hovers around - 20 Celsius ( 0 Fahrenheit!). It is the first time my life to ever experience such extreme cold winter, which by the way is business as usual around here. With such weather, I have been busy making good use of my oven to bake cookies, cakes, and yup, chicken. So today I am going to share with you a really simple and delicious recipe for hoisin sauce baked chicken.

Hoisin Sauce Baked Chicken

Hoisin Sauce Baked Chicken

What goes into this hoisin sauce baked chicken?

All you need to do is gather some everyday pantry ingredients to marinate the drumsticks. Most of the time I preheat the oven once the chicken starts to marinate, and by the time the oven reaches its desired temperature, the chicken is more than ready to be baked.

For the fresh ingredients, you will need:

  • 8-10 pieces of chicken drumsticks
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoon lime juice

The lovely hoisin sauce is made from common pantry ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 3 tablespoon tomato ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon kecap manis (Indonesian sweet soy sauce)
  • 1⁄2 - 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon oil

If you don’t have kecap manis, you can substitute with 1 tablespoon regular soy sauce + 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar.

Hoisin Sauce Baked Chicken

Hoisin Sauce Baked Chicken

How do I bake the chicken?

As long as you have the chicken at room temperature, I consider this pretty much an emergency instant recipe that happens to be awesomely delicious. Here’s the baking process:

  1. Mix together chicken with all the ingredients. Marinate or 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 180 Celsius (350 Fahrenheit), and line a baking pan with aluminum foil.
  3. Transfer the marinated chicken to prepared pan, and reserve any leftover marinating sauce for basting.
  4. Bake for 80-90 minutes, or until chicken is fully cooked. Please flip the chicken halfway, and baste with reserved marinade.
  5. Serve the chicken hot with steamed white rice.