Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Ginger Honey Blackpepper Roasted Chicken



This month's theme on Little Thumbs Up is Ginger and hosted by our resident wine guy, Alvin of Chef and Sommelier. I think most of us are very happy with Ginger because there are so many dishes we love that has ginger as an ingredient.

My first ginger inspired dish is this roast chicken. I love roasted chicken because it is so easy to prepare. Just make a good marinade, mix with the chicken and leave it in the fridge for a few hours or overnight. 


After that you can just put it in the oven and relax. Well, not really because you need to baste the chicken from time to time for good results and turn it over at half time. But it sure beats cooking curry or frying chicken. It is much more hassle free. I usually eat roasted chicken with salad. It is delicious and it is my go to low carb food.


I like to play around with various combinations of ingredients to make a marinade and somehow, ginger features in all my favorite marinades. Ginger helps to cut off any strong chicken smell and it gives off a very refreshing and appetizing aroma.


This roast chicken is also good served with rice or as a sandwich filling. Or shred the meat and mix it into your greens with a good dressing for a delicious chicken salad.











Ginger Honey Blackpepper Roasted Chicken
Recipe source : Adapted from Azie Kitchen

Ingredients :
- 4 large chicken legs

Marinade ingredients :
- 1 inch ginger, pounded (or use garlic press to crush the ginger)
- 5 cloves garlic, pounded (or use garlic press to crush the garlic)
- 5 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 4 tablespoons honey
- Enough cracked blackpepper as required

Method
1. Mix all marinade ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add chicken legs and coat with marinade.
3. Put the chicken legs and any excess marinade into a freezer bag.
4. Let the chicken marinate for at least 4 hours or overnight in the fridge.
5. Preheat oven the 180C.
6. Place the chicken legs skin down up on a lined baking tray.
7. Roast for about 40 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
8. Turn the chicken to skin side up after 20 minutes and baste with marinade from time to time.





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This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up organised by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Doreen of My Little Favourite DIY and hosted by Alvin of Chef and Sommelier

51 comments:

  1. Oooohhh i am the first one here yay! Must say your gnger roast chicken looks fabulous! I am starting a low carb diet this week, so am definitely making this one soon.

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  2. Hi Phong Hong, wow, what a lovely roasted chicken with ginger. I'm drooling. Yes, agreed ginger can be used in many dishes. PH, is there an error in the method Step 6/8 [skin side down or up first?]

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    1. Kimmy, thanks for pointing out the error! Should be skin side down first. I have corrected the error :)

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  3. Oh gosh, looks so delicious! The roasted chicken is so beautiful!

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    1. Thanks, Mich! It tasted pretty good and hope you try it :)

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  4. Hi Phong Hong, I also love roast chicken cos it's easy, healthier and the kitchen won't be so dirty unlike fried chicken! Haha looks like we both like chicken maryland too.

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  5. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.com2 July 2013 at 12:46

    Phong Hong, this is indeed finger licking good :)

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    1. Thanks, Ivy! Do try this recipe :)

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  6. Always love honey with meat, chicken or pork... Nice!

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    1. You are right! I have a pork and honey dish coming soon :)

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  7. Look absolutely delicious.

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    1. Thanks, Mel! It was delicious :)

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  8. Ah Loh! nampok sedaknya buat aku lapor nampok delicious yum- yum boleh kasi aku satu boleh dok I want to try tomorrow must go supermarket and buy chicken thigh

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    1. EE, you must try this recipe. Very nice, your cucu will love it.

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  9. Oh dear! Your roasted chicken making me drool!Yummy!

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    1. Esther, hope you try this recipe. I am sure your family will love it!

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  10. Your roast drumstick looks so yummy, would like to have a bite!!!

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    1. Jozelyn, that's my favourite cut of chicken. I don't like breast meat hah! hah!

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  11. Wish I could have a bite. looks so juicy and yum

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    1. Vimitha, it was tender and juicy. Hope you try this recipe :)

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  12. Hi Phong Hong,
    I can almost smell the chicken from here! Drooling! Looks so delicious! Roast chicken is always the favourite in my house! And yes, we would surely have some green salad along with it too! Yum!

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    1. Joyce, whenever I am feeling a bit lazy, I turn to roast chicken hah! hah! It is so convenient and goes so well with salads.

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  13. PH, bila akak tengok gambar ayam ni, terasa malunya jika dibandingkan ngan ayam bakar akak yg hitam legam tuh LOL!...baru akak sedar "wajah" sesuatu masakan tu harus diambil kira, kan? ni main hantam jer ikut suka suki sendiri hihihi....thanks PH dear, banyak pengajaran akak boleh dapat dari sini...

    psst kek coklat semalam, ada lagi ker?...theeee....

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    1. btw ayam tu sexy betul la cayang, baring berpelukan siap tindih peha lagi!
      you memang pandai artsy fartsy!
      wakakakaka lari........

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    2. Kak Q, ayam bakar yang hitam-hitam tu ada keistimewaan dan kecantikan dia tau! Kalau buat ayam bakar takde hitam-hitam, tak sedap. Yang PH buat ni lain sket. Kek coklat tu dah habis tapi lenkali boleh buat untuk Kak Q. Betul! Tapi kena datang angkat sendiri hee..hee...

      Ya tak ya jugak, ada gaya seksi-seksi sikit. Tapi asal tak lucah kira OK lah tu....hee..hee....

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  14. Hi Phing Hing! (Hahaha...)

    Thanks for the prompt support for LTU!

    Really like the crispy brown skin of your roast chicken! BTW, was it a typo error to substitute the pounded ginger with garlic crush?

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    1. Hi Alvin, hah! hah! What I meant was instead of pounding the garlic and ginger, you could run it through a garlic crush to do the job. Let's see, I will add something to clear the confusion.

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  15. Oh dear Alvin!!! Don't laugh at Phong Hong! I will fix up the linky for you :D

    The addition of ginger does make chicken dishes extra yummy... Your roast chicken looks very good!

    Zoe

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    1. Thanks, Zoe! Hah! Hah! Throughout the day, I kept hitting i instead of o on my keyboard and typewritter. Don't know why it happened, some kind of curse? Hee..hee...

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  16. Hi Kak Phong Hong,
    I am back .. Hehe
    My dead wifi is alive again ...lol

    Oh! I love roasted chicken Maryland!
    Yours are low carb.. Ngam me! :p
    Thanks for linking :)
    mui

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    1. Hi adek mui mui! Yah I saw you catching up with your posts with so many yummy recipes :)

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  17. wah lau eh.....pui pui sui sui the thigh....looks perfect. Tasted perfect too am sure.

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    1. Thank you, thank you! The cook also pui pui sui sui hee..hee...

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  18. OMG...the chicken is roasted to perfection! Love it PH :)

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    1. Thanks, Sri! Any chicken lover will love it :)

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  19. Wow! looks really good. I would definitely try this!

    dressed2dnines.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! Try it, you won't regret it L)

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  20. MOuthwatering!the colour makes the chicken looks very appealing! yes, love ginger especially in stir fries!

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    1. Lena, I love lots of ginger in stir fries too!

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  21. Remind me I have so long did not roast chicken! your roast chicken sound really yummy!

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    1. Sonia, I very lazy that's why always choose roasted chicken!

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  22. Hi Phong Hong... wah... your roast chicken look so superb. Really finger licking good. I was so sleepy, now look at your delicious chicken I'm fully awake. :))

    Have a nice day.

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    1. Hi Amelia, good lah my chicken woke you up hee..hee...

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  23. Wow this looks really yummy.

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  24. Phong Hong this looks amazing! Your photos do make me want to grab it off the computer screen! I love roast chicken too and the hardest part is trying to decide what seasoning to use each time, so I love getting new and tasty ideas. But I do like all parts of the roasted chicken and I love whole roasted chicken too. I think my husband is getting sick of so much chicken ;)

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    1. Hi Lyndsey! It would be great if we could grab food from our computer screens! I totally love chicken and can never get sick of it :) I particularly love chicken legs but am not too excited about the breasts.

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  25. Your Roast Chicken wonderfully roasted. If I shred the meat and add into tortilla wrap with vegetables will be heavenly delicious. Will sure make this for my family. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks, Amy! Yes, it would great in a wrap. I should try that too!

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