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Plum Chili Chicken

Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens 100 Best Chicken Recipes.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main
Servings: 4
Author: Coco Morante


  • 1 medium-sized 4-pound air-chilled chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 bunch green onions sliced 1/4” thick on the bias
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sambal oelek chili sauce
  • 1 1-inch knob of fresh ginger grated on a fine microplane
  • 2 cloves garlic grated on a fine microplane
  • 1 cup Damson plum jam


  • Preheat oven to 375°F and line a 9” by 13” pan with aluminum foil. Arrange the chicken pieces in the pan so that they are not touching.
  • In a small (1-quart) saucepan, combine green onion, soy sauce, chili sauce, ginger, and garlic. Brush chicken with 1/4 cup of the mixture.
  • Bake the chicken for 40 minutes.
  • While the chicken is baking, add the plum jam to the mixture in the saucepan and whisk to combine over low heat, until thoroughly combined.
  • Remove chicken from oven and baste with about half of the jam mixture. Return to oven and bake for another 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Return the remaining jam mixture to the stove, and heat over medium-low flame until it just begins to boil. Spoon over chicken before serving.