Korean Chicken is usually barbequed to give it that lovely smoky flavor. Not all of us are fortunate enough to have acess to a barbecue..but for those of you who do its perfect ::) And for those who dont can follow my easy recipe and try to create the flavor in their very own kitchen. I used the whole chicken and then cut it up into fours. You can choose what suits you best. I also cut on the oven cooking time by pressure cooking the chicken 1st and then finishing it off in a very hot oven, this way the chicken remains verry moist inside. Ofourse not all of you have pressure cookers so you can roast it in the oven directly. So shall we get started??????
1 whole chicken…. about 2 kilos in weight, skin on but with slits all over so the marinade penetrates, and loosen the skin a bit with your fingers so the marinade gets in
For the marinade to be mixed together
1/4 cup good quality soya sauce
1/4 cup honey
4 tablespoons of sesame oil
4 tablespoons of chinese wine or half the amount of brandy (For those who dont want alcohol use a dash of gingerale)
1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
1 teaspoon of salt or less
4 tablespoons of very finely grated ginger
juice of 1 lime
Mix all of the above very well and pour it over the chicken. See that the marinade is all over the chicken by rubbing it with your fingers so it penetrates well. Refrigerate overnight.
Now here are the options: If you want to put it into the oven..put it into a baking tray and cover it with foil paper and cook till done and then remove the foil and let it brown on both sides. Putting the foil paper ensures the chicken doesnt lose moisture. If you want some sauce you can add some water half way while its cooking
WHAT DO I DO? i marinate the whole chicken in my pressure cooker and then cook it till its done. I then preheat my oven and remove the chicken from the cooker onto a baking tray and brown it in my oven. That way the chicken is verrry moist and then i spoon the sauce ontop of it while serving.
NITU DIDI TIP: to get that smoked bbq flavor..cut the chicken into pieces b4 serving and hold each piece over the flame for a few minutes !!
ENJOY AND DO GIVE ME COMMENTS!!