Sesame-Ginger Chicken Recipe

Sesame-Ginger Chicken

This recipe is now a staple in our “Wolman family chicken recipe archives!” It’s definitely “finger-licking good!”


  • 1 chicken cut into eighths
  • 1/4 cup of low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup of brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced (about 2 teaspoons)
  • 2 teaspoons of minced fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • sliced scallions for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Coat a 9 x 13in baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Trim and discard excess fat from chicken pieces, or remove skin altogether.
  3. Arrange chicken in a single layer in the prepared dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, garlic, ginger, and sesame oil, if using. Mix well.
  5. Using a pastry brush coat chicken with half of the marinade; reserve remaining marinade.
  6. Bake, covered, for 45 minutes.
  7. Coat chicken with remaining marinade; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes longer, until glazed and golden.
  8. Transfer to a platter and garnish with scallions.
Sesame-Ginger Chicken Recipe

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