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Keto-Friendly Indonesian Ginger Chicken

Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup honey
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup peeled and grated ginger root
  • 8 -12 cloves minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 skin-on chickens 3 1/2 - 4 lbs. each, backs removed, quartered


  • Combine the honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger in a small pan and cook over low heat until the honey is dissolved.
  • Arrange the chicken in a 9" x 13" x 3" (or other size that comfortably holds the chicken) pan with the skin side down and the meatier portions (usually breasts) on the outer edges. Pour the sauce over the chicken, cover the pan with aluminum foil, and marinate overnight in the refrigerator.
    keto-friendly indonesian ginger chicken marinating
  • The next day, preheat the oven to 350°F, place the baking pan in the oven, and bake for 40 minutes. Uncover the pan, turn the chicken skin side up, and raise the temperature to 375°F. Bake for another 30 minutes or until the chicken looks like the picture below and the juices run clear when cutting between the thigh and leg.
    keto-friendly Indonesian ginger chicken after baking