Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Hoisin chicken

If you are a parent, you might be looking for something other than fried chicken and fried spring rolls to serve your kids. I tell you now... THIS IS IT.

I have been doing a lot of baking recently and decided to have a go at a chinese recipe I got from my new book. Aside from being easy, this turned put perfectly succulent and got raves from my kids. (w/c some of my dishes do not- picky eaters that my kids are)

You can marinate this before leaving the house and roast it when you get back for a quick dinner.

1/2 kg chicken thighs or legs
1 scallion or leek (for garnish)

1 tbsp shaoshing rice wine or dry sherry
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tbsp light brown sugar
1 tbsp peanut oil
1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated

Place all ingredients in a bowl and add chicken pieces. Toss and cover with plastic wrap and let marinade in refrigerator for 20 mins (to overnight)

Preheat oven 350f/180c

Remove chicken and roast in roasting pan (or you can use a turbo broiler) for 30 mins or until cooked through

Just before serving, pour marinade into small saucepan and boil. Drizzle over chicken , garnish with sliced leeks and serve with rice

So, how easy was that? I tell you... this is finger licking good.!!!

You can double the recipe (or triple it) if you have guests coming over... or even freeze pre-marinated and have something to whip up in a jiffy. Something so easy you'll serve this over and over again!

1 comment:

  1. i love hosin chicken! yum!

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