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Caramelized Baked Chicken Recipe
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Caramelized Baked Chicken
Soy, ketchup, garlic, and honey create a sweet, sticky, tangy sauce for wings. See more
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Caramelized Baked Chicken

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"Roast chicken pieces with sticky, sweet and tangy coating."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Mix together the oil, soy sauce, ketchup, honey, garlic, salt and pepper. Pour over the chicken.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for one hour, or until sauce is caramelized.
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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 04, 2009

Okay...all of you wanting to do the skinless boneless chicken and want the sauce to be's how: 3/4 cup katsup 3/4 honey 1/2 soy 3-4 cloves garlic 1/2 teaspoon tabasco cook the mixture on the stove top until boiling and reduce heat. Pour on top of chicken and bake at 350 for 35-40 makes the thick sauce we have been looking for in this recipe...

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2005

I am logged in under my wife's username. She gave me permission to post. This recipe has become a running joke in our household. My wife is an excellent cook. In the 7 years we have been married this is the only recipe that I couldn't find anything good to say about. I believe my candid response was this taste like butt. Normally I wouldn't be so harsh but it was an involuntary response... it just sort of came out. She has made many recipes since then and 95% of them are very tasty. 4.99% of them are interesting (she likes to experiment)... and then there is the .01% that is the wings. Maybe something went terribly awry and this really is a good recipe... I don't know. I just couldn't resist writing about our expereience when I saw this recipe in her recipe box. Sorry to the original poster. My intention is not to be overly critical. It's just a family legend now. :-)

Aug 28, 2007

After learning from my first attempt, I believe I've got the tricks for this recipe. I took tips from myself and other reviews as follows: 1.) season chicken, but watch the salt since the sauce has soy sauce 2.) add 2 tbsp cornstarch and boil sauce on stovetop until thick 3.) cover chicken and cook 45 mins @ 375 4.) uncover and cook for 15 more mins. This came out REALLY good for me. The chicken was tender but not dry and the wings were truly "sticky." The sauce was stuck to them and it was O SO GOOD. You won't be disappointed.

Dec 08, 2003

I followed some previous suggestions when using this recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I cooked the sauce on the stove for about 15 minutes then put it on top of the chicken. 20 minutes at 400 and it turned out delicious.

Feb 09, 2004

Thank you Sandy! This is the best baked chicken ever. I cut everything in half, as I was only cooking one chicken breast (with bone in and skin on) for myself. I did add a dash of cayenne pepper to tone down the sweetness a bit - to fit my own taste. This was a trial run - I will serve it for company next week. Be sure and put a cookie sheet below your baking dish - when this begins to carmelize - it may overflow. It makes a beautiful piece of chicken - like the photos in cookbooks. Again, thank you Sandy for sharing. It is absolutely wonderful. I wish I could give it 6 stars. P.S. I forgot to add: I prepared teh sause in a pot on the stove, brought it to a boil and then turned the fire out - a must for it to carmelize correctly. Also I turned the chicken breast over after 30 minutes. If it is too sweet for you, cut back on the honey and add a extra catchup, maybe little mustard. Enjoy!

Nov 01, 2003

I made this recipe exactly as stated except I used 3 pounds of skinned boneless chicken breasts (cut into 2 x 2 x 1 inch pieces). I poured the liquid mixture over the chicken and put in the oven for 1 hour (without covering). The sauce did not caramelize. I put the pan on the lower oven rack as suggested by others and basted one time during baking. After one hour my chicken was starting to dry out and burn. I took the chicken out of the oven and removed it from the pan. The juices were starting to burn along the inside of the pan so I put the sauce in a fresh pan and baked for another 20 minutes. The liquid did not caramelize. Taking into consideration how many people have been unable to get the liquid to caramelize, I'm wondering whether an ingredient or an additional step was left out of the receipe. The taste was good but the consistency was like water. Do wings have considerably less water than other chicken pieces, so that wings are sticky but other pieces are not? What is the trick?

Apr 06, 2006

This is a wonderful recipe! I love how simple the ingredients are and the wonderful flavor. I got this recipe several months ago and I can't count the number of times I have made it. I have only made it so far with chicken breasts as a main dish. It will be wonderful with pork chops. The sauce is wonderful with rice. If you don't like or don't have honey, you can substitute corn syrup (for all or a portion of the honey), it is virtually the same, just without that hint of honey. I can't imagine not having this recipe anymore. I will ALWAYS keep this recipe in my baking arsenol.

Nov 05, 2011

This was very good. I used a skinless boneless chicken breast and followed the instructions of other reviewers and used 3/4 cup ketchup, 3/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup soy sauce, and 3-4 cloves garlic, cooking the mixture on the stove top until boiling and reducing heat and cooking for 5-10 min. I baked at 350 for about 40 minutes.


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  • Calories
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 48 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 16.8 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 1307 mg
  • 52%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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