Take to the Table Tuesday: Ginger & Soy Soaked Chicken

by Mindy Lockard on July 26, 2010

Elle, Maggie and I are currently in the Big City visiting my big family.  I love family time… especially at dinner time!  Tonight I made a dinner for my brother, his darling wife and my mom.  It was a recipe inspired by my late grandmother. 

Ginger and Soy Soaked Chicken (any cut of chicken will do)


  • 1 cup soy sauce
  • Juice from one lemon
  • 1 cup of chopped prunes
  • 1/4 olive oil
  • 1/4 honey
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger (I like to add a dash or two more as I love ginger)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • 1 bunch of scallions chopped (saving  some for the garnish)

Soak for 18 to 24 hours.  We love to create a sweet and tangy sauce for our chicken.  While the chicken is grilling, we put the chicken soak sauce in a sauce pan with a cup of white wine and simmer for twenty minutes, until the prunes have broken down.  Then we blend the sauce until it’s smooth.  Plate the chicken on a bed of wild rice and top with our prune sauce and chopped scallions.


We served it family style, for my family.  A great dinner served with a lot of family stories, a joke competition, and bellyaching laughs.  Good stuff always happens around the family table and should be paired with good food.  Don’t you think? 

What’s your favorite family style meal?

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

hollie 07.31.10 at 7:10 am

mmmmm, Mindy! Thank-you for the weekly recipes!
My favorite family style meal is (cliche) Pizza. BUT, the handmade, make your own, grill it kind 🙂

Mindy Lockard 08.02.10 at 2:35 pm

Yumm Hollie! I love grill your own pizza, it’s super yummy!

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