Chinese Roasted Chicken


1 1⁄2kg chicken pieces (3 lb)

1⁄3cup dark soy sauce

1tablespoon honey

1teaspoon five-spice powder

1teaspoon garlic (crushed)

1teaspoon gingerroot (grated)

1tablespoon sesame oil


Marinate chicken pieces in all the other ingredients for at least 2 hours, turning pieces now and again.

Arrange in a single layer in a roasting dish and cook in a moderate oven (160 C / 325 F) for 30 minutes, turn pieces and cook a further 25 minutes.

Serve hot or cold (cooking time includes marinating time).


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