Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Honey Soy Chicken recipe for Rosh Hashanah from author Cleo Coyle




Under the Number 7
Elevated Train in
Woodside, Queens, NYC
If you blink, you'll miss one of our favorite local takeout joints in Queens. The tiny shop, under the rumbling Number 7 train, consists of nothing more than a few wooden tables, a loud kitchen, and an ordering counter, but the place has a delightfully diverse menu inspired by dishes from Chinese and Thai cuisines.

One of the dishes that Marc and I consistently order is a whole chicken roasted with honey and soy. They cook the birds on a busy bank of rotisseries. This is our copycat version. We don't have a rotisserie (and, hey, you probably don't, either), so we adapted it for the oven; and we used chicken parts so you can easily adjust the recipe amounts up or down, depending on how many people you're serving.






Because this is also the week of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish celebration that uses honey and apples to symbolize a sweet New Year, we swapped in some delicious raw apple cider vinegar for the usual Shaoxing wine. (You can also use rice vinegar.)

By the way, we love using raw, local honey, and we recommend you try a local brand, as well. The difference between good-quality raw honey and processed is huge. Raw honey is ambrosia, and a fantastic start to a delectable recipe, as well as a sweet New Year!






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Marc and I love this sweet and tangy honey-soy glazed chicken, inspired by a little take-out Chinese/Thai joint where we live in Queens, New York. It makes an impressive presentation yet it's very easy to make. Just marinate, pop it in the oven, and... eat with honey-sweet joy!

~ Cleo




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8 comments:

  1. A winner, as always.
    This will make for a very sweet (and tasty) new year.

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    1. Thanks, Libby! It's an easy and delicious recipe (and it looks great on the plate). Sweet indeed!

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  2. What a great recipe, Cleo! Thanks. I'll send my friends over stat!

    XO

    MJ

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    1. MJ - You're the best! And there's no better table than one filled with friends.

      Cheers,
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  3. So I was talking with a friend today who is cooking for 25 and she said she was making a brisket and a honey soy chicken. Perfect timing. I wanted this recipe. Beautiful pictures, Cleo.

    Daryl / Avery

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    1. Thanks, Daryl/Avery, and honey and soy are a classic and delicious way to start any chicken glaze (as our local Chinese/Thai joint proved to us)! Enjoy the recipe and have a delicious week!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
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  4. Hey! Where is everyone? Only three comments on such a fine recipe?
    Shameful.

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    1. No worries, Libby, there were many comments on Facebook, where I posted this recipe with a photo. (It's sometimes easier to leave a comment there than here.) But I truly appreciate your support! May your New Year be sweetly blessed!

      ~ Cleo Coffeehouse Mystery.com
      “Where coffee and crime are always brewing…”
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      www.CleoCoyleRecipes.com

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