4chicken leg quarters, any excess skin and fat trimmed
4garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1cuplow sodium soy sauce
½cuplight brown sugar
2thinly sliced green onion to serve
3cupssteamed jasmine riceto serve
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
Pour oil into a Dutch oven and place over medium-high heat.
Generously season chicken quarters with salt and pepper and sear in the Dutch oven, skin side down, for 3 to 4 minutes. Flip and sear for an additional 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove chicken from the pot and set aside.
Drain all but 1 tablespoon of oil from the pot. Reduce heat to medium and sauté shallots and garlic for about 2 minutes. Add ginger and continue to sauté for 1 minute.
Add stock to the pot to deglaze and simmer for 1 minute. Add the soy sauce, sugar and pepper and continue to simmer for 5 to 7 minutes.
Add chicken back into the Dutch oven, skin side up, cover and place in the oven for about 40 minutes.
To serve: Remove Dutch oven from the oven. Create a bed of rice onto a serving platter and top with chicken, pouring some of the braising liquid over each quarter. Top with sliced green onion or chives and serve.