Asian style roast chicken with honey, miso and ginger glaze

Sweet, salty, sticky and seriously aromatic!
 
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Recipe from: 9 October 2015
Preparation time: 20 min
Cooking time: 1h 15 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    large free range chicken, rinsed and dried
  • 20
    g
    coriander, finely chopped
  • 20
    g
    basil, finely chopped
  • 3
    garlic cloves, crushed
  • 30
    ml
    finely grated ginger
  • 10
    ml
    sambal oelek or finely chopped red chillies
  • 15
    ml
    fish sauce
  • 15
    ml
    soy sauce
  • juice of half a lemon
  • Freshly ground salt and pepper
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • GLAZE:
  • 10
    ml
    finely grated ginger
  • Juice and zest of 1 small lemon
  • 60
    ml
    honey
  • 15
    ml
    Miso Paste (You will find it at an Asian or a good super market)
  • 5
    ml
    soy sauce
  • GRILLED CORN:
  • 4
    corn cobs
  • Olive oil for drizzling
  • 50
    g
    salted butter, softened
  • 10
    ml
    miso paste
  • 5
    ml
    sambal oelek or finely chopped red chillies
  • 1
    garlic clove, crushed
  • 2.5
    ml
    finely grated ginger
  • 30
    ml
    finely chopped coriander
  • 15
    ml
    fresh lemon or lime juice
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Cut the chicken along the backbone, turn over and flatten the chicken by bashing with your hand. Gently loosen the skin.

In a small bowl, combine the the chopped herbs, garlic, ginger, chilli, fish sauce, soy sauce and lemon. Stuff generously underneath the skin. Rub remaining juices onto the skin of the chicken. Season lightly and drizzle with olive oil.

Roast on a rack of a roasting tray for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze.

Place all the glaze ingredients into a small saucepan, whisk until well combined and bring to a gentle boil and allow to reduce by half (it should be thick and syrupy). This should only take about 5 minutes.

After the chicken has roasted for 30 minutes, generously baste the chicken with a brush and roast for a further 30 minutes, basting 2 to 3 times more while roasting. The chicken should be super golden and caramelised.

For the grilled corn and miso butter: Mix the softened butter with the miso, chilli, garlic, ginger, coriander and juice until well combined. shape into a sausage on some cling wrap and roll up tightly. Pop into the freezer until firm. then unwrap and slice.

Meanwhile, rub the corn with olive oil and grill on a smoking hot griddle pan. Serve corn with slices of miso butter and allow to melt all over the hot grilled corn.

Carve chicken into 4 quarters and serve with the buttered corn.
[This chicken can be roasted in a Kettle Braai/Weber and the corn grilled over the coals.]

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