Honey and Soy Sauce for Chicken

Honey and Soy Sauce for Chicken

Many of our compatriots have tasted soy sauce relatively recently, but they have already learned from the eastern neighbors the habit of making liquid seasonings for poultry meat on its basis. Especially successful is the combination of bean sauce with honey. The result is a blend that has a unique sweet-salty taste, ideally highlighting, like many gourmets, the taste of chicken. Honey-soy chicken sauce can have a simple and complex composition, often garlic, ginger, mustard, tomatoes and other ingredients, which are also traditionally used in cooking poultry, are often added to it. Ready seasoning is used in different ways: they are served separately from chicken dishes, chicken wings and legs are marinated in it before baking, they fill salads with chicken in their composition. Honey and soy sauce can be considered universal.

Cooking Features

The process of making soy honey sauce to the chicken is not complicated, most often it is not even necessary to subject the products to heat treatment to obtain seasoning. However, not all housewives who make the sauce according to the same recipes, the result is equally good. In order to avoid mistakes and to prepare just such a seasoning, on which the cook expects, he needs to know and take into account several important points.

  • Soy sauce comes in a variety of qualities. The product, prepared according to the traditional oriental technology, has a harmonious and moderately salty taste. This technology is quite complex, so high-quality bean sauce can not be very cheap. If the seasoning is sold literally for a penny, then this is most likely not real soy sauce, but a fake made with the help of dyes, flavors, salt and water. To use low-quality product for cooking home-made seasoning is inexpedient, the result will definitely not please you.
  • You can not save on honey. If instead of a natural beekeeping product you use flavored syrup, in which there is almost nothing from honey, the taste of the prepared sauce will almost certainly disappoint you.
  • If the honey was long and candied, it does not necessarily indicate its low quality. This honey is quite suitable for cooking seasonings. It only needs to be melted to a liquid state by holding it in a water bath or heated in a microwave.
  • In order to mix the products that make up the honey-soy chicken seasoning, it is enough to whisk them. Another way to obtain a homogeneous composition is to place the products in a jar, close it tightly and shake vigorously. To cope with the preparation of soy-honey sauce for chicken, you can even without the usual kitchen accessories, being in nature.
  • To add a more savory flavor to the chicken sauce, you can add hot pepper, fresh or ground, into it. Paprika, turmeric, granulated garlic, dried ginger are also good for chicken meat.

There are quite a few variants of chicken seasoning that can be made from soy sauce and honey. Almost every culinary specialist will be able to choose the one that fits his culinary preferences and is prepared from the products he has on hand.

Soy-honey sauce with vegetable oil

Composition:

  • honey - 40 ml;
  • soy sauce - 40 ml;
  • olive oil - 40 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Melt the honey to a liquid state, pour it into a small jar.
  • Pour soy sauce and butter into a jar of honey.
  • Close the jar tightly and shake until its contents are uniform.

The sauce prepared according to this recipe has a liquid consistency. It is perfect for dressing chicken salads. Olive oil can then be replaced with sunflower, linseed, corn, and better than unrefined. Also prepared according to the above recipe seasoning can serve as a marinade for poultry meat. For marinade it is better to use refined oil.

Soy-honey sauce with butter

Composition:

  • soy sauce - 60 ml;
  • honey - 35 g;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • ground ginger - a pinch;
  • butter - 20 g;
  • curry seasoning - 5g.

Method of preparation:

  • Melt the honey to a liquid state in any way you like.
  • Add garlic, ginger, and curry spiced through a press into it, stir.
  • Melt the butter in the microwave or in a water bath, not allowing it to boil. Mix with honey.
  • Pour soy sauce over the honey and butter.
  • Beat the food with a whisk or fork.

This sauce can be served warm to chicken dishes or used as a marinade. Even the breast marinated in it will come out juicy and tender.

Honey-soy sauce with fresh ginger for chicken

Composition:

  • ginger root - 20 g;
  • soy sauce - 100 ml;
  • honey - 70 g;
  • garlic - 4 cloves;
  • dried basil - 1 g;
  • turmeric - 1 g.

Method of preparation:

  • Melt the honey to a liquid state, combine with soy sauce, beat with a whisk.
  • Pass the garlic through the press.
  • Ginger peel, chop grated.
  • Add ginger, garlic, basil and turmeric to the liquid mixture. Whisk the products with a whisk again to make the sauce uniform.

The sauce prepared according to this recipe can be used as a marinade or served with chicken in a saucepan.

Honey-soy sauce with orange for chicken

Composition:

  • honey - 60 ml;
  • soy sauce - 60 ml;
  • orange - 0, 5 pieces;
  • ground ginger - a pinch;
  • ground garlic - a pinch;
  • paprika - to taste;
  • olive oil (optional) - 20-40 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Squeeze the juice out of half an orange, grate the zest from it.
  • Melt the honey to a liquid state.
  • Combine melted honey, soy sauce and orange juice. You can also add 1-2 tablespoons of vegetable oil.
  • Beat the products with a whisk or shake them, placing them in a jar.
  • Add the zest, paprika, ginger and garlic. Whip the sauce again.

This variant of honey soy sauce can be used in different ways. It is good as a marinade, and as a salad dressing. They can also be watered fried or baked chicken.

Seasoning for chicken from soy sauce with honey and mustard

Composition:

  • soy sauce - 50 ml;
  • honey - 70 g;
  • Dijon mustard - 20-25 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Place mustard and honey in a bowl. If it is not very sugared, you can not melt it.
  • Stir food thoroughly.
  • Add the soy sauce, whisk the mixture with a whisk or a mixer, ensuring that the composition is completely uniform.

You can cover the sauce with chicken pieces before baking or serve it in a saucepan with a ready-made chicken dish.

Honey-soy sauce with tomato paste and mustard for chicken

Composition:

  • honey - 40 ml;
  • soy sauce - 40 ml;
  • tomato paste - 40 ml;
  • table mustard - 20 ml;
  • refined vegetable oil - 20-40 ml;
  • complex seasoning for chicken - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Place melted or at least softened honey in a bowl.
  • Add mustard and tomato paste to it. Mix the products well.
  • Pour in the butter and soy sauce, stir the seasoning again.
  • Spice up the spices, mix thoroughly.

Best of all, this sauce has established itself as a marinade, but it can also be served with ready-made poultry dishes, especially as it is not too liquid in consistency.

Honey soy sauce is considered one of the most suitable for chicken meat. It is served with a ready-made chicken dish or they are seasoned with chicken salads. Often these seasonings are used as marinade for chicken.

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