If ordinary fried chicken seems boring to your taste, I think Peking style fried chicken is the one you are looking for. It is a very simple oriental style fried chicken that you can cook whatever day you like because the ingredients are few and easy to find. Ngohiong powder or five spice powder was not easy to find in supermarkets in recent years but nowadays you can find it in some supermarkets on the condiments and spices section. Even Mc Cormick has five spice powder in our local supermarkets. Just like to mention the method of cooking this chicken, you cannot avoid having a burned chicken if you fry it but roasting it in the oven will solve that problem.
How to Cook Peking Style Chicken
- 1 whole dressed chicken medium size
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1 inch ginger slice into thin strips
- 4 cloves garlic chopped
- 2 Tbsp. brown sugar or honey
- 1 tsp. five spice powder ngohiong powder
- 2 Tbsp. fresh orange juice
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
How to cook Peking Style Chicken
- In a bowl mix together soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sugar, five spice powder and orange juice.
- Pat dry the chicken after washing and combine with the marinade rubbing the chicken with the marinade inside and out.
- Then marinate it for 4 to 6 hours or overnight in the refrigerator.
- After marinating, remove the chicken from the marinade. Mix salt on pepper on the flour.
- Then roll and coat the chicken with flour. Prepare a pot with enough cooking oil to deep fry the whole chicken. Then deep fry the whole chicken until the skin is crispy and the already cooked.
You mentioned that you can roast the chicken instead of frying. At what temperature and for how long?
To roast the chicken, wrap in aluminum foil and roast for an hour at 400°F. Then unwrap the foil and continue roasting for 30 minutes.
Can i use microwave oven for this?
Hi Nestor, not sure if you can use microwave and expect the same result.