Thursday, December 17, 2009

Soy Sauce Chicken & Garlic Bread

First, I would like to apologize for the terrible quality of the photo. The photo was rushed and frankly, I was starving. This recipe was definitely an experiment. Normally, we have an idea of how a dish will taste, but for this recipe, we had no idea. It turned out to be quite delicious, but a few changes would be made for next time. The chicken was a bit bland, but the rice dish we created and the garlic bread helped the chicken become balanced. I am going to leave the recipe as it is, but I recommend that you create flavorful side dishes, add more salty seasoning to the chicken, or marinate the chicken longer (we were hungry!). However, I know there are people that like a bit of blandness.

Soy Sauce Chicken
 2 servings.


- 2 chicken drumsticks
- 3/4 cup of soy sauce
- Garlic salt
- Pepper
- Dried oregano
- Chili powder
- Ginger
- Olive oil
- 1 small chopped onion
- 2 cloves minced garlic


1. In a bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, 3-5 dashes of garlic salt (depending on your taste), 2-3 dashes of pepper, 2 tsp. oregano, 1-2 dashes of chili powder, and 1 tsp. ginger.
2. Add the chicken and marinate for at least 20 minutes (we were hungry). Marinading for longer would be better flavor-wise.
3. In a pan, add olive oil and heat up the onions and garlic.
4. Add the chicken and cook the chicken. Turn frequently until chicken is cooked.

Serve and enjoy!

We served the chicken with rice and garlic bread (pictured above). We used a box of white rice, but we added 1 tbsp. butter, 1 small chopped onion, and 1 minced clove of garlic to it. The onions and garlic made the rice very flavorful that balanced out the chicken's blandness.

This post is special because it contains another recipe! Well, it is a very short extra recipe. This was the first time we attempted to make our own garlic bread. It turned out to be quite delicious and saved money. We're college students... we need to save ;).

Garlic Bread
2-4 servings (the mixture, slice more bread to use the remainder if you do not want to dump the leftover mixture)


- 2 tbsp. butter
- 2 tbsp. garlic powder or minced garlic (completely up to you)
- 1 tbsp. grated parmesan
- Grated mozzarella
- 2-4 pieces of sliced french bread (depends on how much of the mixture you put on the bread)


1. Melt the butter in the microwave for 10 seconds. Stir. If butter is not melted, microwave for 10 more seconds and stir.
2. Add the garlic and parmesan. Mix well.
3. Spread the mixture on the bread. Let the bread sit for at least 5 minutes to absorb the mixture.
4. Sprinkle each slice with mozzarella (as much or as little as desired).
5. Toast in the toaster oven at 350 degrees until cheese has melted and the edges crisp. You can do this in the oven as well if desired. I find the toaster oven faster.

Serve and enjoy!

The garlic bread we have definitely made again. The chicken, we will probably let it marinate for a longer time and add more garlic salt!

1 comment:

  1. Sounds good to me. Heh, I can't tell you how many times hunger has screwed up my photo taking. I'm slowly learning how to take pictures of leftovers. ;)