A delicious, fast, and easy recipe for any week night dinner. The chicken comes out flavorful with a sweet and tangy glaze. Serve with rice and steamed snow peas for a complete meal.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine sugar, soy sauce, water, garlic, and ginger in a large stock pot; stir until sugar is dissolved. Place chicken in stock pot and bring to a boil. Using tongs, turn chicken in pot every 5 minutes.

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  • Boil chicken until no longer pink at the bone and juices run clear, about 35 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Sauce mixture will turn into a rich, brown glaze. Remove pot from heat and let cool 10 minutes.

  • Place chicken on a platter and sprinkle with chopped green onions.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

564 calories; 28.1 g total fat; 160 mg cholesterol; 1941 mg sodium. 29.6 g carbohydrates; 46.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Delicious! My family has been making this for years with two small changes: UP the amount of water to 2 cups (rather than 1) and change the sugar to 3/4 cup each of white & brown sugar. I also use powdered ginger (1 TB) and it works out great but I'm sure fresh is even better! I highly recommend this its SO easy and goes wonderful with rice. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2014
Good but not worth putting in my family recipe book Read More
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109 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 73
  • 4 star values: 29
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Delicious! My family has been making this for years with two small changes: UP the amount of water to 2 cups (rather than 1) and change the sugar to 3/4 cup each of white & brown sugar. I also use powdered ginger (1 TB) and it works out great but I'm sure fresh is even better! I highly recommend this its SO easy and goes wonderful with rice. Read More
(68)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
Delicious! My family has been making this for years with two small changes: UP the amount of water to 2 cups (rather than 1) and change the sugar to 3/4 cup each of white & brown sugar. I also use powdered ginger (1 TB) and it works out great but I'm sure fresh is even better! I highly recommend this its SO easy and goes wonderful with rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2012
So good! I usually don't eat brown meat but I found some thighs on sale so decided to give them a shot. This recipe hit the spot perfectly. DH loved it too. We ate it with a side of baked sweet potatoes and cornbread - seemingly strange combination but it went together rather well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2012
Very simple very good! I only changed two things: I removed the skin before cooking to reduce the fat and I doubled the green onion adding half of it to the chicken while it simmered. This will be on my regular rotation! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2013
My family loved this dish. I followed the suggestions of other reviewers and added an additional cup of water used 1/2 cup sugar and added green onions to the stock while it was cooking and also sprinkled green onions on the finished dish. Used the conversion for portion size on the site as the original recipe would have been way too much for a family of four. Luckily I had a fresh ginger root!! I was a wee bit nervous with using the amount the recipe called for but oh so glad I did! This one will be in the rotation for years to come. Try it you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/22/2013
this recipe is pretty good there was only two of us so i used 1 pound of chicken breast tenderloins only 1/4 cup of sugar 1/2 cup of water lots of green onions and garlic and i forgot to get the ginger and it was still good I made this one other time and it was to much sugar for me but my boyfriend liked it. I used a lot less this time and he still loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/06/2015
Liked it but i added my own twist to it: one or two teaspoons of oyster sauce two teaspoons of Chinese five-spice powder one and a half piece of star aniseed and the big bonanza: a glass of scotch/whiskey. Instead of sugar I used honey i thought it would be a little healthier (don't know for sure). My family loved it! I'm thinking of adding a bit of dark chocolate for a ark and rich creamy flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2014
I made this for the first time tonight and it was a BIG hit!!! I made a double batch and put wings and drummies in with some thighs....OMG...what flavor and we can't wait for leftovers tomorrow. I made the error of covering the pot completely when I started cooking..and it boiled over. So make sure that you leave the lid vented a little. We'll make this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2014
Pretty and very quick. I cook mine in the oven! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2012
My family liked it a lot. I used a little less garlic though and next time I make it I'll try to reduce the amount of sugar. This is a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/10/2014
Good but not worth putting in my family recipe book Read More
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