With work-from-home arrangement, we are able to make simple dishes on weekdays. During weekend, it’s time to expand our recipes by trying new dishes! This smoked sand ginger chicken was our project for this weekend!
煙燻沙薑雞 Smoked Sand Ginger Chicken
The skin of Smoked Sand Ginger Chicken was filled up with smoky aroma. It went very well with the sand ginger marinade. Also with the tender and juicy chicken meat, the whole dish was amazing!
We bought a Lung Kong Chicken in around 1.2kg
First we rinsed the chicken. Take the 2 pieces of lipid out from the inside. Wipe dry the skin and then massage both the exterior and interior with crude salt. Rest for an hour in order to revitalize the meat texture
Make a pourover coffee if you are bored during waiting for the marination
This is Gardelli’s Kirambo from Rwanda. The rose fragrance is a mark of this coffee
Chop off the toes and leave it dry
Prepare the sand ginger marinade. Dry sand ginger ~30g, salt 1tsp, chicken powder 1tsp, a handful of Chinese five spices. Blend the sand ginger to powder form and then mix all the seasoning. Taste the marinade to prevent it to be too salty
Towel dry the chicken
Apply the marinade
Rest it for 3 hours
When the marination is almost done, prepare plenty of scallions, ginger and shallots
Stuff some of the scallions, ginger and shallots into the interior.
We also stuffed a cooked Chinese sausage in. That’s optional
Preheat the work on high heat. Add the lipid we have taken out earlier
Place the scallions, ginger and shallots in sequence on the wok
Place the chicken on top. Pour a touch of Shaoxing wine. Cover the lid. Cook the chicken on high heat for 10 minutes. During this period, open the lid for 2 times to replenish some wine. To make it smoky, do not add too much wine
After cooking on high heat for 10 minutes, pour the wine for the last time. Then cover the lid again and switch to low heat for 10 minutes
After 10 minutes, flip the chicken over. Cook for another 10 minutes with the lid covered. During this time the skin has already turned to the seductive color of honey
After finishing cooking, rest the chicken until it’s less hot. Then we can chop it nicely and start eating!