Didn’t note where I got this recipe from, but from the way I scribbled it I think I must have caught it off a TV show. This would have been in the mid-late 1990’s! Made it for my parents, back in the day, and they really liked it. Finding my scribble tucked away in a box recently reminded me of them.
TIPS: Start some brown rice in the steamer before you start the chicken, and then pop some favourite veggies in the veggie steamer once the chicken starts to bubble, and you’re whole meal will be done in under 45 minutes! If you like more sauce for pouring over your rice (I do!) then double the sauce ingredients (water, ketchup and soy sauce).
a few chicken pieces – drumsticks and thighs are great, but so is whatever you like to use
2 garlic cloves (optional; you can try ginger instead if garlic is “unfriendly” to you)
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup ketchup (option: choose corn-free)
2 T soy sauce (option: choose wheat-free)
1/4 t cayenne pepper (optional, or add to taste)
1 T honey
- Brown chicken 10 minutes.
- Reduce heat to low
- Add garlic
- Add water, ketchup and soy sauce (and cayenne, if using)
- Cover and simmer 30 minutes until done. (Turn chicken every 5 minutes)
- Remove chicken and boil sauce until thick, about 5 minutes
- Add honey and melt it in
- Pour over chicken and serve!