This is a simple recipe for Baked Asian Chicken that is perfect to switch up your weeknight routine! You start with Asian Chicken Marinade you can make in minutes, that packs the chicken full of flavor then roast it to perfection in the oven basting it in a sweet and tangy sauce. The end result is perfectly tender chicken that go wonderfully with your Asian dinner favorites!
This post is sponsored by Tai Pei Food, one of my family’s favorite quick dinner solutions. I was compensated to review their food and create an original recipe for you. All of the opinions and recipes are 100% ours.
If you ask my son what his favorite food is, he will tell you without missing a beat, that it is orange chicken. Watch out buffets because he can eat a platter of the stuff! Our whole family loves Asian food, as a matter of fact and we really enjoy having our own little buffet at home nights as a fun way to change up the boring weeknight routine.
I mean what is better than when there are choices of all of your Asian favorites and you get to taste a little of everything? Let’s be real though… there is no way that I can make enough different dishes on any given night to create a buffet. So what we love to do is make one dish, and then add on everyone’s favorites with Tai Pei frozen entrees. We end up with a whole table of food and all get to share and enjoy a little of everything.
Tai Pei has a wide variety of your favorites, like the beef and broccoli, orange chicken, and combo fried rice seen above, and all of their entrees have clean ingredients with no additives, preservatives, artificial flavors or colors. They are perfectly portioned in individual containers, that have enough room for both a generous portion and for the food to steam perfectly so you can have the entree ready in just minutes! It makes it super easy to pick out a few at the store and know exactly how many you need for your family.
This week I whipped up some of this Baked Asian Chicken, then combined it with my family’s picks for a delicious dinner everyone loved. It was perfect since I popped the chicken in the oven and had the handful of entrees we picked done right about the same time. I stirred everything up and serve it in bowls for a perfect family style meal.
So now that we are all drooling a little and you know where to grab your Tai Pei, let’s get on with the recipe!
Baked Asian Chicken Recipe
I am going to walk through some of my tips and tricks for this recipe with you here. Make sure and find the full printable recipe and nutrition information in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
How to Make Asian Chicken
This recipe is super simple! These are a couple of pointers that will help answer any questions that may come up as you are cooking.
Q: Can I use low sodium soy sauce?
A: Absolutely! It will be delicious either way.
Q: Is this spicy?
A: While I wouldn’t call it spicy, and my children did eat it, if you are extra sensitive to spice you will be able to detect it. If you prefer to have it more spicy you can add up to 3 tbsp chili sauce, or if you want no spice you can reduce the chili sauce or omit it all together.
Q: Can I marinate the chicken for more than 30 minutes?
A: Yes! You can let it marinate up to overnight. Make sure it is covered if you are marinating for an extended period of time.
Q: Can I use other cuts of chicken with this recipe?
A: This recipe will work well with almost any cut of chicken. My family likes chicken breast best so I tend to cook with that most often. If you would like to cook with chicken thighs, chicken wings, chicken tenderloins, bone in, bone out, etc, then it will work and taste great! You will need to adjust the cooking time based on the cut of meat though to make sure that it is an internal temp of 165˚F so that it is fully cooked.
Q: What do I do with the leftovers?
A: You can store the leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days or in the freezer for up to 3 months. I like to use leftover chicken on salads, in wraps, on top of rice, or in another dish later in the week.
Q: What do I serve with Baked Asian Chicken?
A: Tai Pei foods! As mentioned above, this goes great as an offering with their frozen entrees for a fun family style meal where you can have a little of everything! See all of the delicious options here!
I hope you and your family enjoy this fun dinner idea as much as we do! If you do get a chance to try it, I would love it if you let me know! You can leave me a comment below, or if you post a picture on Instagram, make sure to tag me @easyfamilyrecipes so that I can see what you are cooking up! It makes my day to see others enjoying the recipes that I share!
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Asian Baked Chicken
- 2 lbs chicken breast
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon Asian chili garlic sauce
- 6 garlic cloves garlic pressed
- 2 green onions chopped
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the vinegar, honey, soy sauce, oil, chili sauce, and garlic until honey is dissolved and everything is combined.
- Trim the chicken breast, then cut each chicken breast in half so that it is half the thickness. Place the chicken flat, in a large baking dish, and cover with 1/2 cup of the sauce. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, turning the chicken 1-2 times.
- While the chicken is marinating, pour the remaining sauce into a small sauce pan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Continue to boil, stirring regularly, for 5-8 minutes or until the sauce has reduced to a thicker consistency. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Remove the chicken from the fridge and drain the marinade. Brush each side of the chicken with the thickened sauce. Then bake at 400˚F for 20 minutes, then baste the top side of the chicken with another coat of the sauce and cook an additional 5-15 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temp of 165˚F.
- Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, then slice the chicken and serve hot! Enjoy!
- You can use other cuts of chicken such as tenderloins, wings, or thighs if preferred. Cooking time may vary based on cut.
- Reduce or increase the spice by adding less or more chili sauce.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for up to a month.
(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)