Money Saving Mondays: Asian Marinated Baked Chicken

Asian Marinated Baked Chicken

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Serves 6

1/2 cup soy sauce – $1.51
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar – $.11
3 tablespoons peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger (from 1 [3- to 4-inch] piece) – $.99
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (from about 5 medium cloves) – $.50
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil – $.17
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper – $.01
3 pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, drumsticks, or breasts, or a combination of all three – $8.49

Total Cost – $11.78
Cost Per Serving – $1.96

Prep Day: Place everything in a bowl expect chicken and whisk. Place chicken in gallon freezer bag. Pour marinade over chicken in bag. Squish around and freeze.

Serve Day: Thaw. Place everything except the chicken in a 13-by-9-inch broiler-proof baking dish. Meanwhile, heat the oven to 475°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Turn all the chicken pieces skin-side up in the dish (if you’re using drumsticks, just turn to recoat them in the marinade). Bake until the chicken is starting to turn a dark brown color, about 40 minutes. Set the oven to broil and broil until the chicken skin is crisped, about 3 to 5 minutes more. Serve with the sauce on the side.

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