Baked Chicken with Molasses

Baked Chicken with Molasses, tender and perfect for Sunday meal.

Ingredients for your cock-a-doodle-do:

12 chicken pieces (6 thighs 6 drum sticks)

Hand sketched image of chicken showing different cuts

Marinade Ingredients:

  1. 1 heaped tbsp garlic/ginger paste
  2. 1 tsp chicken spice
  3. ½ tsp white pepper
  4. 1 tsp 5 spice powder
  5. 1 tsp Chinese salt
  6. A ¼ cup of soy sauce
  7. 1 tsp onion powder
  8. 1 tbsp Chinese Rice Wine or Mirin
  9. 2 tbsp water
  10. 1 tbsp Molasses
  11. 1 tsp sesame oil
  12. A drizzle of oil


Bottle of Oil on counter next to white salt and pepper pot

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Method to prepare this Baked Chicken with Molasses dish

  • Mix all the marinade ingredients in a glass bowl and set aside.
  • Wash, clean and dry off the chicken with a paper towel and add to the marinade mix.
  • With clean hands mix the marinade and chicken in order for the chicken to be covered completely with the marinade.
  • Cover the glass bowl with cling film and refrigerate for a few hours (2 is enough).
  • Preheat oven to 180˚C/350˚F.
  • Drizzle some oil at the bottom of an oven proof casserole dish or baking tray and add the marinated chicken.
  • Lower oven temp to 160˚C/320˚F then bake for an hour turning the chicken over after a ½ hour.
  • Bake until chicken juices run clear and chicken cooked through and have a nice golden color.
  • I served with roast potatoes and Greek Salad.


Baked Chicken and Baked potatoes


Prepared, tried and tested Melanie Kramar


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