Grilled Chinese Chicken
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Delicious, vibrant marinade for chicken, meat or pork that is a treat for the eyes and taste buds
Recipe type: Main Course
Serves: 2
For the Marinade
  • 1 tsp garlic puree
  • 1 tsp ginger puree
  • 1 tsp chinese 5 spice mix
  • ½ cup light soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Mirin (sweet cooking wine)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp red food colouring (optional)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  1. Simply mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Save approximately 1 cup for basting
  3. Taste the marinade to see if it has too much salt or sugar (the mixture should taste savoury with a slight sweetness)
  4. Marinade the chicken for a few hours or ideally over night
  5. Preheat the oven to 220 Degrees C
  6. Cook the chicken in a baking tray for the first 15-20 minutes turning over occasionally.
  7. For the last 10 minutes of the cooking grill on a high heat and baste the chicken until a thick glaze forms on top.
  8. Allow to rest for 5, serve & enjoy
To get an even better glaze, pre cook the marinade in a pan until it chickens up, then allow to cool before marinading the chicken.
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