Saturday, 22 May 2010

Honey & orange glazed chicken

About the food:

This food is from the oriental cuisine, and is very easy to prepare. You can serve this as a starter or it could even be served as a main dish accompanied by plain basmati rice, topped with butter.

Preparation time: 15mins
Cooking time: 1 hr

Ingredients: serves 4

10 skinless chicken thigh & leg pieces
1 tbsp black pepper powder
salt to taste
3-4 tbsp vegetable oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds

for the sauce:

1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup clear honey
4 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp white flour
salt to taste
1 tbsp black pepper powder
1 tbsp lemon juice


1. Mix the chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Brush an oven tray with oil or place a baking sheet on it. Arrange the chickens on the tray and brush them with oil. Pre-heat the oven. Cook the chickens for about 30-35 mins at 180 gas mark. Turn the chicken pieces halfway through the cooking, and brush the upper side with oil. Keep a careful watch as not to burn the pieces.

2. Preparing the sauce:
Heat a pan. Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together, taking care not to form any lumps. Bring it to boil, stirring continuously, until the sauce becomes smooth and thickens.

3. When the chicken is done, coat each pieces in the sauce and put them back in a clean, oil brushed oven tray. Cook them for about 15 mins at 180 deg C to give the honey glazed finish.

4. Toast the sesame seeds on a pan. Garnish the chicken pieces with the sesame seeds and serve.

Accompaniment: plain basmati rice with butter.

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