How’s your Christmas? I guess as we grow older, part of us longed for quality time with our love ones instead of partying all night long. This Christmas, I have decided to roast a chicken with an Asian twist together with some vegetables to celebrate my quiet Christmas with J.
When it comes to cooking, a lot of people worry about the hassle that tag along with it. I assure you. This is a really easy recipe and it cost me less than $20 to prepare this dish.
Asian Roasted Chicken with Vegetables ( Serve 2 ~4 pax)
1 Whole Chicken
5 Small Potato
2 Cloves Garlic
1 Can Beer (open & half drank)
2 Tblsp Oil
3 Tblsp Salt
2 Stalk Lemongrass
2 Stalk Coriander Leaves
1 Clove Garlic
2 Red Chilli
4 Bird Eyes Chilli (Optional for extra spiciness)
3 Tblsp Fish Sauce
1 Tblsp Sugar
2 Tblsp Salt
1. Blend all the ingredients for the marinate in a blender till you have a smooth paste.
2. Poke the chicken with a fork.
3. Rub the blended ingredients on the chicken and leave it to marinate for at least 1 hour.
4. Cut the capsicum, onion, carrot, broccoli and cauliflower into small pieces.
5. Marinate the vegetables with oil and salt. You can also season it with your favourite herbs.
6. Lay the vegetables on a baking sheet on the baking tray.
7. Preheat the oven for 5 minutes at 180 degree.
8. Stuff half filled beer can into the chicken and Drizzle some oil on the chicken.
9. Put the marinated chicken on the grilling tray just on top of the vegetables.
10. Put the baking tray into the oven just as shown in the picture.
11. Grill for 1 hour or when the chicken is cooked
12. Rest the chicken for 15 minutes before you carve it.Tada~~ That is my humble recipe for the Asian Roasted Chicken that I oven grilled on Xmas day. The beauty of roasting the chicken just on top of the vegetables allows the vegetables to be slowly roasted with the juice from the chicken dripping on top of them. Hence you will get a lovely flavours from the chicken and the asian spice marinate. Both me and J enjoyed the entire dish and I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Merry Xmas, guys.