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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Smoked Whole Chicken


Steamed whole chicken can also be smoked for added flavour.

1 whole chicken - properly cleaned and innards removed
A few ginger slices
1 stalk spring onions - cleaned and knotted
some salt and wine
some pepper and 5 spice powder
  • Put ginger and sping onion on a steaming tray. 
  • Rub chicken with wine, salt , pepper and 5 spice powder and place on steaming tray
  • Steam chicken over boiling water for 25 minutes.  Off fire and leave for 15 minutes before removing cover.    Leave to cool.
How to smoke chicken using the wok

  1. Place 2 pieces of aluminium foil on a wok.  Sprinkle 1-2 tbsp tea leaves followed by 1-2 tbsp flour and 1-2 tbsp sugar. 
  2. Place a tray over the above.  Put boiled chicken on tray [skin side up].
  3. Cover wok and turn on to medium fire for 10-12 minutes [you should be able to see white smoke and then yellow smoke].  Off fire and leave covered for another minute.
  4. Remove cover and brush sesame oil over skin.
  5. Chopped and serve with shredded spring onion, cucumber and chilli sauce.

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