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Chinese-Style Honey Roast Chicken

中式蜜汁烤全鸡

Ingredients
4 slices of ginger
1 bunch of spring onion, knotted
1 chicken, head and feet removed
some honey

Marinade
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp light soya sauce
1 tsp dark soya sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp hua diao wine or Shaoxing wine
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper

Method
1    Mix ginger, spring onion and marinade well. Smear mixture evenly on chicken and in its cavity. Massage it for a little while so that the flavours can be better absorbed.
2    Insert spring onion and ginger into chicken’s abdominal cavity. Put chicken into a container. Pour remaining marinade on chicken before refrigerating to marinate overnight.
3    Seal chicken’s cavity with a toothpick. Set its wings into position also with some toothpicks.
4    Use aluminium foil to cover chicken wing tips and legs to prevent from scorching during baking.
5    Preheat oven to 200°C. Grill chicken on a spit for 20 minutes using the rotary function of a rotiserrie.
6    Brush a layer of marinade on chicken. Continue to roast for 30 minutes. Brush a layer of honey and switch to 180°C  to grill for 15 minutes till coloured or cooked.

用料
姜4片
青葱1束,打结
鸡1只,去头和脚
蜂蜜适量

腌料
蚝油2汤匙
酱青1汤匙
酱油1茶匙
麻油1汤匙
花雕酒或绍兴酒1汤匙
盐半茶匙
胡椒粉半茶匙

作法
1    将姜片、青葱结及腌料混合,均匀地涂抹在鸡身上和内部,用手稍微按摩以便入味。
2    在鸡肚子里填上青葱结和姜片。将鸡放在容器中,并将剩余的腌料都倒在鸡身上,置入冰箱冷藏腌制隔夜。
3    用牙签把鸡的肚子给扎起来,鸡翼也用牙签固定。
4    用锡箔纸封住鸡翅尖和鸡腿最尾端,预防烤焦。
5    预热烤箱至摄氏200度。在转轴式烤架上把鸡串好,用旋转功能烤制20分钟。
6    在鸡身上刷上一层腌料,继续烤30分钟。 再刷一层蜂蜜,转摄氏180度烤制15分钟至上色或熟透即可。

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