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Honey Soy Chicken baked in one pot

A big juicy chicken cooked in soy and honey. The whole chicken is baked in the delicious sauce, all thrown into one pot and finished in the oven. You will love this one!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Chicken Dishes, Maincourse, One pot cooking
Cuisine Asian Inspired
Servings 6 serves


  • 1 whole chicken minimum 1.5 kg up to 2 1/2 kg (3-4 lb)
  • 125 ml soy sauce light (1/2 cup or 4.4 fl oz)
  • 50 ml sweet soy (ketchup manis)
  • 125 ml vinegar rice vinegar (or a light one)
  • 200 gm honey light flavoured | 7 oz
  • 250 ml chicken stock liquid unsalted is best | 8.5 fl oz
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons ginger grated
  • 1 whole onion julienne sliced or fine shred


  • Set the oven to 190C / 375 F
  • You will need a deep oven proof baking dish. A le Crueset or something similar.
  • Put the soy sauce, sweet soy, honey, vinegar and stock into the pot and stir well.
  • Add the crushed garlic the grated or chopped ginger and the finely sliced onions
  • Put the chicken into the pot and roll it over leaving it on the breast side down so that this cooks in the soy sauce for a bit.
  • Bake the chicken for 40 minutes before flipping it over. Once the chicken is flipped onto its back bake for a further 40 minutes depending on the size of the chicken.
  • To check it is cooked through test the inside of the thigh. The juice should run clear. A chicken should take about 20 minutes per 500 gm.
  • Serve this chicken with rice, salad, coleslaw, quinoa or roasted vegetables. It will go with pretty much anything. This can be eaten reheated or also cold sliced.


  • Light soy is light in colour and flavour. It is a standard Chinese soy sauce. If unavailable use the Japanese equivalent Kikkoman¬†
  • If you can't find ketchup manis substitute it with 2 tablespoons of extra soy and 2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
  • if you love the flavour of sesame like I do add 2 Tablespoons sesame oil to the soy sauce and stock mix. Serve with roasted sesame seeds.
  • You can replace the stock in this recipe with Chinese cooking wine for a bigger flavour. You could also add star anise and cassia bark if you want a more Asian spiced flavour.
  • I like to serve mine with fresh sliced chilli
  • You can also make this chicken using pieces too
Keyword chicken dishes, One pot