Brian and I don’t eat take out very often but when we do Chinese food is one of our go to meals. Without looking at the menu we always know what we want, General Tso Chicken. There is something about the sweet and spicy glaze that gets us every time! While surfing Pinterest I stumbled on a Ginger and Soy Glazed Chicken recipe and decided to try it out. With a few modifications I made this recipe tailored to our taste buds. I can’t say it was the same as take-out, but it came pretty darn close!
Ginger and Soy Glazed Chicken
- 8 medium chicken drumsticks
- 1 tbsp of Olive oil
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
- ½ cup soy sauce
- 2 tsp. sugar
- 1 tsp of garlic powder
- ½ tsp. ginger, grated
- 1 tbsp. scallions, chopped
- ½ tsp chili powder
- Heat olive oil in a medium pot and place chicken inside. Cook chicken until brown for about 5 minutes.
- Add the water and the remanding ingredients (except for the scallions) and bring to a boil.
- Turn the temperature down to low and let the chicken simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
- Turn the heat up to medium temperature and let cook for about 9-10 minutes. You will slowly see the sauce thicken.
- Constantly turn the chicken because you don’t want the sauce to start burning.
- Once sauce is thickened remove the chicken. Sprinkle the chopped scallions on top and enjoy! This goes perfect on top of rice.
Brian and I loved this recipe. We were looking for something different to do to chicken, and this dish did the trick. The next you have people over, you can definitely impress them with this delicious and easy recipe. Take-out no more!