Feb 8, 2013

Chinese Baked Chicken

Asian Baked Chicken Recipe
I love chicken and I love baking. I keep trying new chicken recipes so one day I though why not combine the two! I was always fascinated by the big ovens on food shows, and how chefs used to coat the chicken with lovely marinade and after a few minutes it comes out all juicy and glossy looking simply superb. I am sure most of you will think that baking makes chicken dry but its only when there’s not enough marinade to coat it or it’s a dry marinade. You must try this asian inspired baked chicken recipe with few spices yet yummy taste and I’m sure you’ll make it for every party at home!
Time: 1 hr
Marinating Time: 4 hrs minimum
Serves 4-6
1.2 Kg skin-on with-bone chicken thighs, drumsticks, or breasts, or a combination of all three (I use Godrej pre-cut packs or fresh from poultry store)
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
3-4 inch peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
5-6 finely chopped garlic cloves
2 teaspoons sesame oil (or use vegetable oil)
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste (Use less salt as soy sauce is already salty)
½ tsp Chicken Masala
1 tsp chili sauce

  • Place all ingredients except the chicken in a 13x9-inch baking dish (or borosil dish) and whisk to combine.
  • Coat the chicken well will the marinade and rub in with your hands.
  • Cover with cling wrap or use a zip lock bag and refrigerate at least 4 hours and max 24 hours turning the chicken at least once during the marinating time.
  • Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oven to 475°F 0r 225 °C with grill rack in the middle.
  • Turn all the chicken pieces skin-side up in the dish (if you’re using drumsticks, just turn to recoat them in the marinade).
  • Bake until the chicken is starting to turn a dark brown color, about 40 minutes.
  • Set the oven to grill and grill until the chicken skin is crisped, about 3 to 5 minutes more.
  • Garnish with spring onions and serve with the remaining sauce in the dish, on the side.


  1. Wow......its mouthwatering....... I love to grab this plate & finish everything... :-)

    1. Thanks helen. do post a pic of it on fb page whenever u try this recipe :)

  2. This looks scrumptious! I just came across your blog and your recipes all look so delicious. The photographs are artistically captured too! You have got a new foodie follower :)

    1. Thanks for the lovely words Anisha..I hope u do try some of the recipes here.U cn also post the pics of yhe dishes on the facebook page of T&F :)



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