Recipe: Hainanese Roasted Chicken

I make roasted chicken every now and then but I never posted a recipe for it because there’s not much to it. This is the first roasted chicken I feel compelled to share because it’s extra delicious and has just enough steps for me to feel like it might be a recipe more than just a technique.

Hainanese Roasted Chicken

AuthorMabDifficultyBeginner

Yields6 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time1 hr 30 minsTotal Time1 hr 40 mins

Ingredients
 1.50 kg roasting chicken
 2 green onions, diced roughly
 610 ginger slices
 2 tsp soy sauce
 1 tsp molasses
 1 tsp honey
 1 tsp five spice powder
 ½ tsp white pepper
 1 tbsp cooking oil

Directions
1

Prep the chicken ahead of time by rubbing salt all over.

2

Mix all other ingredients in a bowl the rub that all over the skin and inside the chicken as well as under the skin.

3

Allow to sit in the refrigerator to dry at least 8 hours.

4

When ready to cook, Preheat oven to 220°C and remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.

5

Place the chicken in a roasting pan and pour about 125ml of water into the pan and roast the chicken for 30 minutes.

6

Turn the chicken over and roast for another 20 minutes.

7

Then turn a final time and let cook for 20 more minutes or until cooked.

8

Let sit for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

Adapted from What to Cook Today

Ingredients

Ingredients
 1.50 kg roasting chicken
 2 green onions, diced roughly
 610 ginger slices
 2 tsp soy sauce
 1 tsp molasses
 1 tsp honey
 1 tsp five spice powder
 ½ tsp white pepper
 1 tbsp cooking oil

Directions

Directions
1

Prep the chicken ahead of time by rubbing salt all over.

2

Mix all other ingredients in a bowl the rub that all over the skin and inside the chicken as well as under the skin.

3

Allow to sit in the refrigerator to dry at least 8 hours.

4

When ready to cook, Preheat oven to 220°C and remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let it come to room temperature.

5

Place the chicken in a roasting pan and pour about 125ml of water into the pan and roast the chicken for 30 minutes.

6

Turn the chicken over and roast for another 20 minutes.

7

Then turn a final time and let cook for 20 more minutes or until cooked.

8

Let sit for 10 minutes before carving and serving.

Hainanese Roasted Chicken

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