Sunday, July 26, 2009

Penang Five Spice Honey Steam Roast Chicken Recipe

I love cooking with five spice powder. There are many types of five spice powder and although the basic ingredients are the same, the percentage and quality of spices used determine the outcome of the final taste. I normally use Penang five spice powder which have quite a pungent smell but it can really enhance the aroma of the dish. I steam roast a whole chicken which has been dry rub with five spice powder. The main idea of steam roast is to collect the nice chicken essence that drip into the oven dripping pan. To do that, you just have to add a little water in the dripping pan and make sure that it doesn’t dry up while you are roasting the chicken. The steam from the water also helps to tenderize the chicken, makes the meat moist and juicy!

Ingredients
Chicken, whole
Five spice powder, 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Lemon zest, just a little
Lemon juice, 2 table spoons
Pepper, ½ teaspoon
Light soya sauce, 2 table spoons
Honey for glazing

Marinade the chicken with all the ingredients except the honey. Pat dries the chicken skin and roast in preheated oven at 180 deg C for 80 minutes. Glaze the chicken with the honey and continue roasting for 10 minutes.

13 comments:

suituapui said...

Ummm....this one ok lah, I'll pass! I want them pork trotters!!!! Droooolll!!! Hahahahahaha!!!

Pete said...

STP : Ok lah, I make vegan pork trotters, ha ha ha!

reanaclaire said...

ooohh.... i definitely will try this .. simple and yet looks so... so....soooooo.... mouth watering.. my kids will love this!

Pete said...

claire : Kids sure love anything that is roasted!

Ayie said...

this one looks delicious, not oily and greasy..

Pete said...

Ayie: Steam roast can get rid of some of the oil in the chicken. I like to cook them this way!

Ayie said...

same here...i hate oily foods =)

cleffairy said...

Looks like my mum's ayam golek. LOL...

Pete said...

Ayie : Once a while ok....he he he!

Cleff : hah, must try you mom's cooking one day!

Bengbeng said...

i did something similar to this and same ingredients. it is a hakka dish. except that i didnt have an oven, so i turned it constantly on a wok :) ( what to do, no choice :) improvise... i added a secret haha ingredient... a local form of ginger.. .not the type readily found in wet markets. the result was fantastic!

Pete said...

Bengbeng : Hah, secret ingredients, must have contributed a lot to the final taste of the dish!

Bengbeng said...

apparently it is only sold by the native Ibans here. i have not seen it for sale in Penang

Pete said...

Bengbeng : Interesting, they must have found it in growing the wild!

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