Kids love honey soy marinade.
It's as timeless as their love for leaving lego on the floor and making fart sounds with their armpits.
The great thing about this honey soy marinade recipe is that it's super easy to make with ingredients you probably already have in the pantry. Store bought marinade is expensive and comes with a bunch of preservatives thrown into the mix to extend it's shelf life. Here's how to make your own...
easy honey soy marinade
Yield 4 serves
Kids love honey soy drumsticks and it's super easy to make your own at home. Plus by making it yourself, you can save money (and avoid the additives found in shop bought stuff)
Chicken not your thing? This honey soy marinade is terrific with beef, pork and salmon.
½ cup soy sauce
¼ cup honey
2cm piece fresh ginger, peeled, finely grated
1 garlic clove, crushed
⅓ teaspoon ground white pepper
8 chicken drumsticks (or beef, pork, salmon, chicken skewers)
2 teaspoons sesame seeds
Combine soy sauce, honey, ginger, garlic and pepper in a good quality freezer bag. Add chicken and squeeze to coat. Refrigerate for 2 hours, turning occasionally to ensure all the protein is well covered.
Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray and place chicken drumsticks onto tray. After 30 minutes, turn chicken drumsticks, drizzle with the remaining marinade and bake for another 15-20 minutes or until cooked.
Toast the sesame seeds and allow to cool.
They honey in this marinade really bakes on, so make sure you line your baking tray well.
If your kids are keen cooks, honey soy chicken is a great dinner for them to cut their teeth (and not their fingers) on. I recommend an adult crush the garlic and grate the ginger, but the rest of the steps are completely kid (and finger friendly).
Once they've finished putting the marinade together they can measure the sesame seeds for an adult to toast.
what do your kids love to eat?
how do you get them to pick their lego up?