Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Crispy Skin Roast Chicken

Ever since we bought a small convection oven, I love roasting chicken as this oven does such a good job. This is a chinese style roast chicken with a very crispy skin and is full of flavour. I have used the rotisserie for this recipe.

crispy skin roast chicken
1 whole chicken about 1.5 kg

2 tsp 5 spice powder
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt

4 Tbsp maltose
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
2 Tbsp black vinegar
1½ cup water

1. Bring marinade to a boil in a pot. With the heat off, submerge chicken. Leave for 20-30 minutes, turning the chicken a few times.

2. Stand chicken up or place over a wire rack to dry for 1 hour.

3. Rub seasoning all over chicken, in cavity and on skin.

4. Place chicken on a rack and marinate overnight in the fridge. This also helps to dry out the skin.

5. Hang chicken in an cool airy place for 2 hours before roasting.

6. Preheat the oven to 180C . If you have a rotisserie, truss the chicken and place on rotisserie. Roast for 1 hour. For normal roasting, place on a roasting rack, turning a few times.

chinese crispy skin roast chicken
7. Cut chicken to bite size. Serve with rice.

For those who like dipping their chicken into some sauce, serve this with the rice vinegar dipping sauce.

Rice Vinegar Dipping Sauce
Slice 1 hot red chilli. Add 1 Tbsp rice vinegar and 2 Tbsp soy sauce to the red chilli and stir to mix. Serve.

Recipe : cwl (adapted)


Cclarice said...

Hej Sinner

Like your blog very much.
I am trying out the roast chicken but wondering why oil is not required to be applied before roasting. Thanks Cclarice

Sinner said...

Hi CClarice,
Chicken skin by nature is already very oily and fatty so no brushing of oil is required. By the time you finish roasting the chicken, you will find a pool of chicken fat on the roasting pan. But you can brush it with oil if you want to.

Thanks for dropping by. Would love to hear your feedback.

CClarice said...

Hej Again

Finally done without brushing any oil on the chicken. Very tasty but the skin was not so crispy. Maybe, because I cut short the drying time of the chicken. will definitely try it again .

Thanks for the wonderful recipe.

Sinner said...

Hi CClarice,
Next time try leaving the chicken in the fridge overnight uncovered - that will dry up the skin even more.
Appreciate the feedback.

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