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Asian Marinated Baby Chicken

Marinades are mixtures of oil, seasonings, and often acidic ingredients such as vinegar, wine, or citrus juice, used to enhance the flavour of foods. 

asian marinated baby chicken

Asian marinades often have soy sauce, which is made from fermented soybeans and it is full of umami. There’s plenty of salt in soy sauce, which makes it great to season for seasoning as it will elevate flavours with only a short time needed for marination. 

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asian marinated baby chicken

Asian Marinated Baby Chicken

Asian marinades often have soy sauce, which is made from fermented soybeans and it is full of umami
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Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Meat & Poultry
Cuisine International, Thai
Servings 2 people
Calories 92 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Glass oven dish
Brush
Chef knife

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 pc baby chicken 450gr

For the marinade

  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 2 pcs chopped garlic cloves
  • 1-2 pcs chopped spring onion sprigs
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • ½ tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • ½ tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp 5 spices powder mix
  • 1-2 pcs orange peels kumquats or mandarin

For the glaze

  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tbsp rice vinegar
  • 120 ml hot water

For the dip sauce

  • Mature vinegar
  • Fresh coriander and julienned red chili

Instructions
 

Prepare the chicken

  • Place the chicken on a chopping board and cut the wing tips off.
    cut wing tips of baby chicken
  • Cut into the cavity and cut through on both sides of the back bones.
    cut into the cavity of the baby chicken
  • Flip it over and cut the sternum to flatten the baby chicken.
    flatten chicken in half
  • Make a small cut on the skin and insert the leg drumsticks.
    fix legs of baby chicken in cut skin

Prepare the marinade and glaze

  • Combine all ingredients for the marinade.
    combining ingredients for marination
  • Combine all ingredients for the glaze.

Cook the chicken

  • Rub the baby chicken with the marinade and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven broiler to high and place the marinated baby chicken under the broiler for 8 minutes.
    asian marinated baby chicken
  • Brush the glaze over the baby chicken skin and return the pan under the broiler.
  • Repeat the operation twice more times to obtain a shiny and crispy skin.
  • Cut the broiled baby chicken into small pieces and serve the dip sauce on the side.
    asian marinated baby chicken

Notes

  • Broiling is a cooking technique where food is exposed directly under radiant heat.
  • This marinade can be used with chicken or duck.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2501mgFiber: 1gSugar: 20gVitamin A: 6IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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