This delicious and easy to make chicken dish is perfect for taking over to a friend or family member who could use a little help when they are going through a rough time.  Perhaps they have suffered a loss in their family, or someone is ill.  Making dinner for them will bring them comfort and is one less thing they have to think about during this time.

Sesame-Ginger Chicken

What You Need:

1 chicken (about 3 lb/1.4kg) cut into eighths

1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari

1/4 cup brown sugar, lightly packed

1/4 cup ketchup

4 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp)

2 tsp minced fresh ginger

1 tsp toasted sesame oil (optional)

2 Tbsp sesame seeds

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.  Coat a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Trim and discard excess fat from chicken pieces.  Remove skin, if desired.  Arrange chicken in a single layer in prepared dish.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, if using.  Mix well.
  4. Using a pastry bruch, coat chicken with half of marinade; reserve remaining marinade.
  5. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.  Coat chicken with remaining marinade; sprinkle with sesame seeds.  Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes longer, until glazed and golden.
  6. Transfer to a serving platter.

 Recipe from The Silver Platter cookbook by Daniella Silver and Norene Gilletz.

Photo cred: Elisa Udaskin

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