This is a delicious and simple recipe for Char Siu Chicken, made in the comfort of your own home with just a few ingredients in less than ten minutes.
And better than take out! What I truly miss in my village is a China Town, a great China Town like in new York where you can buy amazing take out like Roast meats or Duck. Just thinking about it makes me hungry (again).
But I have come up with this super easy and quick Char Siu Chicken which satisfies my Asian Food cravings. There are tons of recipes out there for Char Siu mostly using pork but I love making it with chicken breast. I don’t add any food coloring, but you can if you like and want the visual resemblance. Since I’m not grilling on charcoal which gives the authentic flavour, I’ve added some liquid smoke. This is optional because it still tastes great if you don’t have it in your pantry. You’re going to love it, its sticky, it’s sweet and super juicy.
It’s best left to marinate over night but a few hours will give a great flavour too.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
• 1 lb. Chicken Breasts
• 1 1/2 tbsp. Soy Sauce
• 2 tbsp. Hoisin Sauce
• 1 tbsp. Honey
• 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
• 1 tsp. grated ginger
• 2 cloves Garlic, peeled and grated
• 1/2 tsp. Five spice
• 1 tbsp. Lemon Juice
• Few drops liquid smoke
• A little oil for griddle pan
Mix all the marinade ingredients in a rectangular dish big enough to hold the chicken breasts in one layer.
Place the chicken breasts in the marinade and turn to cover completely.
Cover with cling film and put away in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.
Remove the chicken breast from the fridge about 30 minutes before grilling.
Heat a griddle pan to medium heat and brush with a little oil.
Take the chicken breasts out of the marinade and place onto the griddle pan.
Grill for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side until cooked thru.
Remove to a cutting board and gently cover with foil, rest for a few minutes before cutting into slices. Serve straight away with Asian Coleslaw (see recipe under starters/salads).