I am long overdue sharing this recipe! I keep bags of this marinated in my freezer. The longer you marinate, the better it gets.  And if someone shows up unexpectedly, all you need is 20 minutes in the oven (toaster ovens work too), and you’ve got good food to go with good company.


It’s sweet, sticky, little spicy and garlicky.  It’s gone as far back as 4 football seasons, when a friend said ‘Oh my god, you should share this!  Guys love this with beer, and the girls will love making it for us!’  LOL.  The only reason I haven’t shared is because I was afraid you didn’t have an Asian market in your vicinity for the only 2 ingredients you would need.  But if you find the chicken marinate, then you are set for a range of chicken recipes.

Kecap Manis. Indonesian/Chinese.  Very versatile. It is caramelized sweet sauce.  Thick, sticky and sweet

Garlic Chilli Sauce. South East Asian.  If you can’t find this, you can use Sriracha. Just add extra chopped garlic.  I also use this sauce for stir fry shell-on shrimp in some minced garlic, ketchup and garlic chili sauce. Yum!

In a zipper bag, marinate chicken with equal parts of chicken marinate and garlic chili sauce.  Refrigerate up to a day.

When ready to use, simply lay on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 400 deg depending on how many chicken pieces you have.
Serve warm with a side of chili garlic sauce and wedge of lime.

You’ll have everyone fooled that you’re a perfect hostess!  :p


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