Crispy Chicken with Auspicious Mandarin Orange & Ginger Scallion Sauce
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Crispy Chicken with Auspicious Mandarin Orange & Ginger Scallion Sauce

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Level

difficult

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Cooking

25 min

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Preparation

60 min

Ingredients

Servings

4
Fresh Chicken
1
Mandarin Oranges
diced
2 tbsp
Spring Onion
finely chopped
2 tbsp
Chives
finely chopped
Ginger
grated
2 tsp
Onion
diced
2 tsp
Garlic
minced
2 cloves
Chilli Padi
finely chopped
2
Lemon
1
Cooking Oil
1 cup
Sesame Oil
1 tsp
Soy Sauce
1 tsp
White Pepper
1 dash
Salt
14 tsp

How to cook

Prepare the chicken

  • Snip out the spine of the chicken and flatten it.
  • Place the chicken, skin side down in a large non-stick skillet that is heating up and press on the chicken lightly to ensure the skin gets as much contact area with the pan as it can.
  • Cover the chicken with a piece of aluminium foil.
  • Sear the chicken for about 15 mins, until the skin is very crispy.
  • Flip the chicken, allow it to cook at low heat for a few more minutes.

Prepare the sauce

  • Slice the spring onions thinly and grate the ginger.
  • Mince the garlic, finely dice the onion and chilies.
  • Cut the mandarins into small bite-sized cubes.
  • Place the sliced spring onions and ginger into a metal bowl.
  • Heat up the oil until just before smoking, pour the hot oil into the ginger and spring onion mixture. Let it cool down for about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the diced red onion, minced garlic, chilies and diced mandarins.
  • Season with lemon zest, lemon juice (from about ¼ of lemon), soy sauce, sesame oil, salt and a bit of white pepper.

Assemble and serve

  • Spoon over the chicken, top with finely chopped chives and flaky sea salt and dish is ready to serve.
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