This is something my mother cooked for me when I was a kid and I still love it. It is a simple roast chicken with sesame seed oil and soy sauce. Serve it with cut-up hard boiled eggs and green onions over rice, if desired.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
- 3/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup sesame oil
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1/8 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
Place chicken in a roasting pan. Coat with soy sauce and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 1 hour.
Drizzle oil over chicken and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, place on a platter and keep warm.
To Make Gravy: Put roasting pan on stove; pour chicken stock into pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, scraping up bits of caramelized soy sauce. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and mix; stir this mixture into roasting pan and stir until well combined and a nice, thick gravy is made. Serve with roasted chicken.