Golden Phoenix with Mandarin Sauce
A whole chicken with crispy skin and tender meat with a citrusy flavor by Martin Yan from Martin Yan Asian Favorites
- 45 minutes
- 45 minutes
- 6 servings
- 1.5 kilograms whole Chicken, cleaned, cavity emptied and wiped dry
- MARINADE INGREDIENTS:
- 4 cloves of Garlic, crushed
- 1 inch of Ginger, peeled and crushed
- ½ cup of Soy sauce
- ¼ cup Mandarin orange juice
- ¼ cup Oyster sauce
- ½ tablespoon Cooking caramel
- 1 tablespoon Sugar
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon White pepper
- GARNISH INGREDIENTS:
- 2 Mandarin oranges, peeled and cut into 3 centimeters horizontal slices
- 2 sprigs fresh Parsley
- ½ Cucumber, peeled and sliced thinly
- 1 teaspoon toasted White sesame seeds
- 8 small Romaine lettuce leaves
- 1 stalk Green Onions
- 2 Red chili, sliced
- GLAZE INGREDIENTS:
- 2 tablespoons Mandarin Orange juice
- ¼ tablespoon Black pepper
- 1 tablespoon Honey
- 1 tablespoon toasted White sesame seeds
- A pinch of Five Spice powder
- Preheat the oven to 200°C for 15 minutes.
- Mix all the marinade ingredients together in a bowl, and place 2 tbs into the chicken cavity.
- Place the whole chicken into a large ziplock bag, pour in the remaining marinade, squeeze out all the air and seal the bag. Massage the marinade evenly over the chicken through the bag.
- Leave to marinade in the fridge for 24 hrs (a minimum of 6 hours).
- Take the chicken out of the fridge, and butterfly it, cleaving out the back bone.
- Place the chicken skin side down on an oiled roasting rack over a roasting tin and leave to dry under a fan for up to 4 hours (or place in the fridge or use a hairdryer).
- Wrap the chicken wing tips and drumstick ends in small pieces of oiled foil.
- Place the chicken in the oven’s centre rack, roasting for 35 minutes. (If it gets too brown, cover the tray with foil.)
- In a bowl, mix together mandarin juice, black pepper, honey, sesame seeds and five spice powder.
- After 35 minutes, brush mandarin juice mixture over the chicken, remove the foil at the wing tips and drumsticks, and roast for a further 8 - 10 minutes.
- To serve, arrange the lettuce, cucumber and sliced mandarin around the chicken on a contrasting serving platter. Sprinkle with green onion, red chili and sesame seeds.
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