Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

Chinese Roast Chicken! Oh boy! This is a delicious recipe!  I really love to eat Peking Duck! However, where I live, it is very difficult to buy a duck, and it is extremely expensive. So what I have done for some years is just swap the duck for chicken and make up a recipe to be able to cook it easily and without fuss, and still get the same results.

I like to eat this dish served with the Peking Duck wrappers and cucumber, scallions and hoisin sauce. Some like to use plum sauce. But hoisin is the winner for me!

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

This recipe for Chinese Roast Chicken is very easy, it's just a matter of marinading the chicken so all the lovely flavors can get into the meat and keep it nice and juicy, and then preparing the cucumber and scallions.

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It really is an easy dish to make. You can serve this as part of the main dinner or indeed, like I do, as part of a kind of Chinese 'Tapas', where I have a few different dishes and lay them on the table and then people can just sit around the table and help themselves to what they fancy.

This is a perfect dish to serve as part of Chinese New Year

For the Peking Duck Wrappers, you can buy them in the Chinese supermarkets. Often they will be in the frozen section and they come in packs of say 100 or so wrappers, then separately wrapped in 6 or 10 pieces. So that means you can just take out from the freezer what you like and still have some for another meal at a later date.

So without further ado, let me introduce you to my Chinese Roast Chicken.

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

Prep Time

10 minutes

Cook Time

1 hour

Yield

4 - 6 persons

INGREDIENTS

1 Whole Chicken (4 lb)
1 Tablespoon Five Spice Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
2 Tablespoons Honey
1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Chinese Rice Wine (or Sherry)

For the wrappers:

20 Peking Duck Wrappers
1/2 Cup Hoi Sin Sauce
1 Cucumber
6 - 8 Scallions.

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Wash the chicken and prepare by cutting the skin between the legs and the main body. (This will allow for a more even cooking).

Chinese Roast Chicken preparing chicken

2. In a bowl large enough to hold the chicken, or a ziplock bag, add the remaining ingredients and then add the chicken. Spoon or move the chicken around so the marinade is coating the chicken. Place in the fridge, covered, for 4 hours or overnight.

Chinese Roast Chicken preparing chicken marinade

3. Preheat oven to 375 F or 190 c.

4. Place some foil in a baking pan and then sit the chicken on the foil. Cover the chicken with foil also. Roast in the oven according to these cook times: Allow 15 minutes per pound of chicken. So a 4 lb chicken will take 1 hour to roast.

5. 10 minutes before the end of cook time, remove the foil from the top of the chicken and turn the oven temperature up to 425 F or 220 C. This will get the skin brown and crispy.

6. When done, allow the chicken to rest for 20 minutes then slice into small pieces.

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

7. To serve using the pastry wrappers, simply cut the cucumber into small matchstick pieces and shred the scallions. Place a small amount of hoisin sauce on the bottom of the wrapper, then add some chicken, then some cucumber and scallion. Fold the wrapper over and enjoy!

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our Chinese Roast Chicken recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

Recipe Card

Chinese Roast Chicken

Chinese Roast Chicken

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Chinese Roast Chicken is a nice aromatic tasting dish with Chinese flavors, serve as a dinner or appetizer using some lovely pastry wraps. Delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Whole Chicken, 4
  • 1 Tablespoon Five Spice Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Tablespoon Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons Chinese Rice Wine, or Sherry

For the wrappers:

  • 20 Peking Duck Wrappers
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 6 - 8 Scallions
  • 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce

Instructions

  1. Wash the chicken and prepare by cutting the skin between the legs and the main body. (This will allow for a more even cooking).
  2. 2. In a bowl large enough to hold the chicken, or a zip lock bag, add the remaining ingredients and then add the chicken. Spoon or move the chicken around so the marinade is coating the chicken. Place in the fridge, covered, for 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 F or 190 c.
  4. Place some foil in a baking pan and then sit the chicken on the foil. Cover the chicken with foil also. Roast in the oven according to these cook times: Allow 15 minutes per pound of chicken. !So a 4 lb chicken will take 1 hour to roast.
  5. 10 minutes before the end of cook time, remove the foil from the top of the chicken and turn the oven temperature up to 425 F or 220 C. This will get the skin brown and crispy.
  6. When done, allow the chicken to rest for 20 minutes then slice in to small pieces.
  7. To serve using the pastry wrappers, simply cut the cucumber in to small matchstick pieces and shred the scallions. Place a small amount of hoi sin sauce on the bottom of the wrapper, then add some chicken, then some cucumber and scallion. Fold the wrapper over and enjoy!

Notes

Please include 3 - 4 hours marinade time

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 20
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 250Total Fat: 169gSaturated Fat: 56gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 100gCholesterol: 493mgSodium: 300mgCarbohydrates: 175gFiber: 11gSugar: 121gProtein: 126g

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