Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Chicken with Orange and Honey Recipe

(Ga Nuong Cam)

Ingredients : Serves 4


6 cloves

1 inch

2 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

1 tablespoon

2 1/2 tablespoons

2 teaspoons

1 tablespoon

1 teaspoon


1 tablespoon


Shallot, finely slices

Garlic, finely sliced

Fresh root ginger, finely chopped

Clear honey


Dark soy sauce

Vietnamese fish sauce

Sesame oil

Chinese rice wine

Grated orange rind

Large orange, squeezed and juiced

Groundnut oil

Chicken thighs

Method :
  • Put the shallot, garlic and ginger into a mortar and pound to a paste. Add all the remaining ingredients except for the chicken thighs and blend together thoroughly. This can be done in a small blender.

  • Place the chicken in a bowl and cover with the marinade, making sure each piece is well coated. Cover and leave the in the refrigerator overnight.

  • Transfer the chicken pieces with all the marinade to a roasting tin and roast, skin side up, in a preheated oven, 160oC (325oF) , Gas Mark 3, for 30 minutes.

  • Increase the heat to 220oC (425oF), Gas Mark 7 and cook for a further 20 minutes, until the skin is crispy and the chicken is cooked through.

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