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Roast Chicken Recipe

Few dishes are as beloved as a golden roast chicken. It's hard to go wrong with the basic method, but there are some recipes that rise above the rest

There's nothing simpler than roast chicken. And there are few things more delicious. You can use this basic recipe...

Chinese Roasted Chicken

1 1/2 kg chicken pieces (3 lb)
1/3 cup dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon five-spice powder
1 teaspoon garlic (crushed)
1 teaspoon gingerroot (grated)
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Marinate chicken pieces in all the other ingredients for at least 2 hours, turning pieces now and again.
Arrange in a single layer in a roasting dish and cook in a moderate oven (160 C / 325 F) for 30 minutes, turn pieces and cook a further 25 minutes.
Serve hot or cold (cooking time includes marinating time).