Chicken bakes in a complex Asian marinade of soy sauce, onion, ginger, garlic and oyster sauce that gets its heat from chili sauce and powder. Be sure to serve with rice so you can savor every last drop.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
- 3 cloves garlic, chopped
- 6 tablespoons minced shallots
- 1 cup onion, chopped
- 2 slices fresh ginger root, chopped
- 3 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon ketchup
- 1 tablespoon hot chile sauce
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 cup cucumber slices, for garnish
Prick chicken all over with a fork to create openings for the seasonings to penetrate. In a small bowl combine the garlic, shallots, onion, ginger, oyster sauce, dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, ketchup, chili sauce and chili powder. Mix together.
Place chicken in a 9x13 inch baking dish and rub the sauce mixture into the chicken. Cover and refrigerate. Marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight if possible.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Remove cover and roast chicken in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Turn to the other side and roast for another 30 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through, golden in colour and juices run clear. Baste frequently with marinade while roasting. Serve with sliced cucumbers.
The nutrition data for this recipe includes information for the full amount of the marinade ingredients. Depending on marinating time, ingredients, cooking method, etc., the actual amount of the marinade consumed will vary.