Anyone who needs to eat gluten free will know that eating out in many Asian eateries can be a nightmare so I have started making more and more gluten free versions of meals that I remember from my gluten days.
Don’t be tempted to through out the bones and leftover pan juices! Boil them up to make the most flavoursome stock for any future Chinese style cooking.
2 x 1.6kg whole chickens
3 teaspoons Szechaun peppercorns
6 garlic cloves
60mls gluten free soy sauce
250mls chicken stock
40g ginger, skin on, thinly sliced
In a mortar and pestle, crush the Szechaun pepper and garlic. Tip into your roasting tin.
Add the soy sauce, chicken stock and ginger to the roasting tin.
Take a chicken and carefully seperate the skin from the flesh over the breast and legs, repeat with the second chicken.
Place the chicken into the roasting tin and carefully pour some of the marinade under the skin of each bird and massage well in. Place a few ginger slices into the cavity of each chicken. Marinade the chicken, turning occasionally, for 6-8 hours.
Preheat the oven to 190 degrees Centigrade.
Turn the chicken, breast side up, cover with a piece of dampened baking parchment and then with foil, ensuring that it is really well sealed.
Bake for 90 minutes.
Turn the oven up to 210 degrees, uncover the chicken and baste with the pan juices.
Return to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, basting regularly until cooked through and dark golden.
Allow to rest for talents 20 minutes.
While the chicken rests, strain the pan juices into a small pan, add a little chicken stock or water if you don’t have much.
Slice the chicken with the skin on and pour over the warmed pan juices.
25 thoughts on “Szechuan Roast Chicken”
Thanks Priya! 🙂 Ros
I can relate, I totally miss eating Asian dishes! And this look delicious!! 🙂
Thanks one-way to health, it certainly has loads of flavour! 🙂 Ros
Well presented…Looks delicious…👌
Thanks so much! 🙂 Ros
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Tastes pretty good too chef kreso! 🙂 Ros
This dish is one I just have to try!
One of my favourites Elizabeth. 🙂 Ros
I’m going to have to copy & paste the recipe since I lost it in Pocket!
Thumb up! I love Szechuan food! This is a great one!
Thanks Chris! 🙂 Ros
Thanks so much simply Sunday’s food blog! 🙂 Ros
You are a talented cook 🙂
Keep writing more
That’s very kind of you junky travel! 🙂 Ros
Thanks gluten free successfully! 🙂 Ros
Woah, this is so perfect! It looks delicious! I will definitely love to try this out.
I would recommend you also try out the tandoori style roasted chicken which is another absolutely amazing version of roast chicken. You can find the recipe here: https://foodie24seven.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/delicious-chicken-roast-lahori-chargha/
I am sure you’ll nail it just as perfectly and will love the exotic flavors! 🙂
Thanks for the kind words and recipe suggestion VoiceBox. I’ll give it a try. 😀Ros
Thanks so much Shari! 😀 Ros