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Soy sauce chicken is a Chinese dish but this one is more the Filipino version. A recipe you can prepare the day before to save time specially for working parents.

  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken thighs, cut into serving size
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce (optional)
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon cooking oil

For Garnishing:
  • 1 tablespoon roasted sesame seeds
  • chopped green onion

Cooking Direction:
  1. In a small bowl stir together brown sugar, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger and ground pepper.
  2. Pour the marinade over the chicken slices and turn to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour or over night.
  4. When ready to cook the chicken, heat a large frying pan and place cooking oil.
  5. Fry marinated chicken till it turns golden brown on both side.
  6. Pour in remaining marinade and water.
  7. Cover pan and cook for 10-15 minutes or till chicken is fully cooked and sauce thickens.
  8. Garnish with half of the roasted sesame seeds and blend well.
  9. Remove chicken dish from the pan, transfer in a serving plate, garnish with the remaining sesame seeds, top with chopped green onion and serve hot.

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