Thursday, April 21, 2016

Recipe in 4 sentences...Marinated and Slow Cooked Sweet Soy Chicken...

This is an old, old, really old family favorite here. 

I hope it becomes a favorite for you too.

Here it comes, in four sentences....
Marinated and Slow Cooked Sweet Soy Chicken 
Serves 4-6

Make a marinade from 2/3 cup plum jam and 1/2 cup soy sauce, and 1/2 teaspoon each minced garlic and minced ginger, heated gently until the jam dissolves. Marinate your chosen chicken pieces in this overnight. Tip the chicken and the marinade into a slow cooker four hours before you want to eat (it will look blackish brown on the outside, and that's fine), and cook on high for one hour, then on low for three hours. When you're ready to eat, remove the chicken, slice it on the diagonal or shred it if you prefer, and serve with sides.

This is brilliant served over rice, inside wraps or peking style pancakes, inside sushi rolls, rice paper rolls, or sliders. Add sides like coleslaw and mash or , or rice noodles tossed with steamed snow peas and carrots tossed in ginger and honey. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds for a special occasion. It's also fantastic the next day served on top of a salad of any kind, and remains moist, flavoursome and succulent.

Use chicken breasts or thighs, chicken pieces, drumsticks or wings. They're all delicious. This amount of marinade/sauce is good for about one kilo (2lbs) of chicken.
You will love this. It's been a favorite in our household for over 40 years, and every single time I serve it, someone asks for the recipe. 




  1. Wow this chicken looks so yummy!
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Meine liebe Mimi,
    wie schön, dass du mich beschenkt hast.
    Ich wollte mich auch gar nicht beschweren, dass das Päckchen noch nicht angekommen ist. Wahrscheinlich gab es ein Problem mit der e-mail Adresse.
    Dein Päckchen hat ja auch einen langen Weg hinter sich.
    Wenn ich etwas mehr Zeit habe, werde ich mich intensiver mit deinem Blog beschäftigen, aber das, was ich bisher gesehen habe gefällt mir außerordentlich gut - sehr gut. Du bist so wunderbar vielseitig.
    Das tolle Rezept habe ich mir sofort ausgedruckt, da sieht so appetitlich aus, mhmmm, lecker!
    Ich freue mich auf die Zeit mit dir, alles Liebe Barbara

    Wusste nicht, dass man nicht alle Waren nach Deutschland schicken darf.
    Wir haben dasselbe Problem mit den USA. Lebensmittel sind verboten, die darf man nicht in ein Paket das in die USA verschickt wird legen.

  3. Mmmmmmmm my mouth is watering just looking at the chicken and reading the recipe.

    Sounds wonderfully easy

    Aly xxx

  4. Looks yummy, Mimi. You are such a good cook with lots of great ideas.

  5. Mimi- this post had me at recipe in 4 sentences?
    I am off to read more.
    What a treat to discover your blog this morning.
    I hope you will share this today at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
    Just stop by my blog to join in.
    Enjoyed visiting,
    White Spray Paint

  6. YUMMM! Thanks for sharing MiMi~ And sooo easy too.
    I'll let you know how I do! : ) Karen O

  7. I never would have thought of adding plum jam and soy sauce together. Thank you! I make something similar to this but use sugar instead of the plum jam. We call it Shoyu Chicken and it is something that is a staple on most household menus in Hawaii. I like to make it a day ahead of time and then char it on the grill. We serve it with rice and a nice fruit salad. :)

  8. My son will absolutely devour this. He thinks we should have chicken every single day. Pinning.

    Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

  9. Oh, this looks divine! We eat a lot of chicken and I'm always on the lookout for easy recipes. Will certainly give this one a try soon!

  10. Mimi I wish there was a taste button. What an absolute delight this post is!!! Thank you so very much for joining the gathering at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

  11. This sounds so easy, so delicious, and so versatile! Thanks for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh

  12. Decided to give this a try after reading your blog and the chicken is in the refrigerator marinating for dinner tonight. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes Lyn

  13. I nearly dribbled on my keyboard reading this. I bet this would be so delicious. I'm pinning this to try at a later date. Thanks for sharing your special recipe.

    Sally @ Life Loving

  14. Mimi this looks SO good! Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your post truly delighted me.

  15. This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  16. This looks brilliant! I love simple, savory, versatile recipes. Thank you for sharing at the Healthy Living Link Party!
    Blessings, Leigh


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