Cooking Chinese food can be quite an adventure and a challenge but it can be made simple. As much as I love to cook, I’m not willing to spend hours on end in the kitchen. I’m always thinking hard how to cheat and create short cuts in cooking without losing its taste. I love fast cooking, anything below 30 minutes.
Another famous Chinese restaurant dish is roasted chicken. Usually what you get is Chinese roasted pork or roasted duck. But we love chicken so I always use chicken. I made this dish yesterday for dinner together with a plate of stir-fried mixed vegetables to go with plain rice. It requires very little preparation. I had the wonderful dinner ready in less than 30 minutes. To me, that’s very fast.
Chicken thigh (deboned)
1 bottle of char siu sauce
You can actually buy ready deboned chicken thighs. But don’t remove the skin. That’s the best part. I bought free range corn fed chicken thighs as I find the meat is tastier. I debone it myself and kept the bones to make soup. After some practice and with a very sharp knife, you can debone it very fast yourself.
I used about 1-2kg of chicken meat and I poured in more than half the bottle of the sauce. I used Lee Kum Kee Char Siu sauce. There are other brands too. Let the chicken marinate for more than 2 hours, best overnight. Then bake in the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes.
This is a very delicious roasted chicken that goes great with just plain rice. I cooked a big plate of mixed vegetables to go with it. What a fantastic dinner we all had! Everyone enjoyed the meal absolutely.
Do you often cook dinner at home or do you usually eat out? What is your favourite Chinese food? Please share, add and comment in the comment box below.
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