Hoisin Chicken

Hoisin Chicken | Gather and Graze

A quick little post to share a delicious, yet fast and easy chicken dish that we enjoyed a couple of nights ago. So much to love about sticky, finger-licking chicken thigh fillets that take only a few moments to prep and about half an hour to cook! These will be fabulous when the kids go back to school in a couple of week’s time and I’m looking for those fast mid-week meals once again!

Both adults and children alike enjoyed the hit of chilli, though feel free to reduce the amount of chilli sauce if you prefer a little less heat. Recipe inspired by and adapted from a Bill Granger recipe.

Hoisin Chicken | Gather and Graze

  • 80ml/⅓ Cup Hoisin Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon (Chinese) Chilli & Garlic Sauce (or feel free to use a plain chilli sauce and add a couple of cloves of crushed garlic)
  • 2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Freshly-Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 2 Teaspoons Fresh Ginger (Grated)
  • ½ Teaspoon Chinese Five Spice Powder
  • 1kg (Approx 8) Free-Range Chicken Thigh Fillets (trimmed of any excess fat)
  • 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds

In a large mixing bowl place the hoisin, chilli and soy sauces, the lemon juice, honey, ginger, garlic and Chinese Five Spice. Stir until well combined, then add the chicken and allow to marinate for about half an hour.

Pre-heat the oven to 200°C and line a large baking tray with foil.

Place the chicken pieces onto the lined tray, spooning any sauce left in the bowl over the top of them and bake in the oven for about 30-35 minutes (or until cooked through). Remove to a serving dish and scatter with the toasted sesame seeds. Perfect on a summer’s evening, served with a crisp white, some steamed jasmine rice and a crunchy Asian-style cabbage salad… or some lightly steamed greens.

Hoisin Chicken | Gather and Graze


16 thoughts on “Hoisin Chicken

    1. Margot @ Gather and Graze Post author

      Hehe! Not a terribly pretty image, is it Francesca!? 😀 Thanks for your kind comment and yes… I think we’re ALL pretty much ready for the looong summer holidays to come to an end and for life to get back into some sort of routine…

  1. Kitsch n flavours

    Those would be so good with chips as well (which I haven’t cooked in a while). They look so good, especially in the first photo. Just as well I’m chomping for dessert.
    Oh, Monday meeting went better than expected. Putting on the brakes though.
    Forgot to bake your biscuits last night. Thankfully. As I have the shortbread to get through. Which didn’t work out. Got the coconut sorted (which should be a nice alternative to butter cream) but added milk reacted with the baking powder. Too cake like. Back to the drawing board!

    1. Margot @ Gather and Graze Post author

      Cheers Johnny! 🙂
      Great to hear that the meeting went well… hopefully just putting on temporary brakes!? They are certainly big steps to take, creating your own business… but ever so exciting!
      Our cookie jar is sadly looking quite empty at the moment, so I’m off to fix that now!


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