This 15 Minute Soy Glazed Chicken Will Change Up Your Weeknight Routine!

Soy glazed chicken is a mouthwatering dish that combines the rich umami flavors of soy sauce with succulent, tender chicken. The perfect balance of sweet and savory, this Asian-inspired delicacy is sure to tantalize your taste buds. In this article, we will guide you through the process of creating a delectable soy glazed chicken that will leave your guests begging for more.

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Introduction: When you’re pressed for time on a busy weeknight but still crave a satisfying and flavorful meal, look no further than this fantastic soy glazed chicken rice bowl. With just 15 minutes, you can whip up a quick, easy, and incredibly delicious dish that will become a favorite in your household. Let’s dive into the recipe and get started!

Ingredients:

  • 600 grams boneless chicken thighs
  • 5 cloves of garlic, smashed and finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
  • Green onions, sliced (whites for stir-frying, greens for garnish)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Shishito peppers (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cooked rice
  • Toasted sesame seeds for garnish
  • Soft-boiled egg (optional)

Instructions:

  1. Season the chicken: Pat the boneless chicken thighs dry with a paper towel. Season both sides with salt and pepper. Lightly coat the chicken with cornstarch, ensuring it is evenly coated. Shake off any excess.
  2. Prepare the sauce: In a small container, mix together soy sauce, honey, sugar, oyster sauce, mirin, chicken bouillon powder, cornstarch, and water. Stir well until all the ingredients are combined.
  3. Cook the chicken: Heat two tablespoons of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Place the chicken in the pan, skin side down. Cook until it develops a golden color. Flip the chicken and cook the other side until the chicken is cooked through, about 8 minutes in total. Once cooked, remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
  4. Stir-fry aromatics: In the same pan, add smashed garlic, grated ginger, and the white parts of the green onions. Stir-fry for about 30 seconds to release their flavors.
  5. Add the sauce: Pour the prepared sauce into the pan with the aromatics. Bring it to a boil over medium-high heat. After 3 minutes, return the cooked chicken to the pan. Flip the chicken in the sauce for an additional minute or two, ensuring it is well coated.
  6. Char the shishito peppers (optional): In another pan, heat a little oil over medium-high heat. Add the shishito peppers and season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 3 minutes until they are nicely charred. Set them aside.
  7. Assemble the rice bowl: Place cooked rice in a bowl. Arrange the sliced soy glazed chicken on top. Drizzle some sauce from the pan over the chicken. Add the charred shishito peppers, toasted sesame seeds, green onion greens, and a soft-boiled egg (optional) for garnish.
  8. Enjoy: Mix the components together and dig into the deliciousness of your soy glazed chicken rice bowl!

Conclusion: In just 15 minutes, you can create a mouthwatering soy glazed chicken rice bowl that will satisfy your cravings for a quick and flavorsome meal. The tender chicken, aromatic flavors, and vibrant garnishes come together beautifully in this dish. Don’t hesitate to try this recipe as it will surely become your go-to weeknight dinner option. Enjoy!

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