Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Herby Roast Crispy Chicken 香草脆皮燒雞

We are sharing roast chicken recipes this week at Bake Along. I was not well prepared for this post as i just came back from a trip days ago and all i wanted to make is a simple, with not much ingredients needed to make a roast chicken and i too do think sometimes with just some salt and pepper will also make a good roast chicken.

Anyway what i am sharing here today is a recipe from a video i have bookmarked quite sometime back. It is simple and what prompted me to try is the marination that i hv not tried before. It is a garlic mash or garlic paste mixed with some mixed herbs, salt and olive oil and leave them to marinate overnight. After that, just another step before baking, we pan fry the chicken to enable them to look more golden and also crispy, splash with some wine and roast them in the oven. You can watch the video if interested, it's in cantonese with english subtitles.

Recipe ( reference from here ) with estimated amount of ingredients
1 chicken, quartered
- mine is a small kampung chicken, after cutting is about 800gms

10 cloves garlic, minced finely
3 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp of Italian Mixed herbs
1 tsp salt
some cut chilli ( optional )
dash of ground black pepper

1/3 cup of white wine

The video at the link actually blend the garlic with olive oil to make a garlic paste but because what i am using is a small quantity, i just minced the garlic very finely and uses the flat blade of the knife to press to make so called 'paste'. Otherwise just chop very finely which is just as fine.Then add in the olive oil, herbs and salt and mix them all together in a small bowl. This is how it looks like.

the marinate which consists of garlic, Italian mixed herbs , salt and olive oil

Make sure the cleaned chicken parts are pat dry before we put in the marinates. Then sprinkle with some black pepper over the chicken . Cover with plastic wrap and marinate it overnight in the fridge.

Next day, take it out from the fridge. Heat up some oil in a frying pan and pan fry the chicken till golden brown on both sides. When they have turned golden brown, pour in 1/3 cup of white wine, put on high heat and let it simmer for about half a minute. Remove from heat

Pan fry the chicken on both sides till golden brown . Not only they give a nice colour after roasting, it also helps to make the skin crispier. 

Put the chicken parts as well as the gracy or juices from the pan and bake them in a preheated oven at 200C or 180C with fan turned on for 25-30 minutes.

Cant help to post this..LOL! Delicious!
If you would like to join JoyceZoe and myself for this roast chicken theme ( can be parts or whole ), post it up on your blog by March 31, 2016. Thanks!