Chinese Style Roast Chicken


– 2 large Garlic Cloves, peeled and minced
– 2 teaspoons Coarse Salt
– 1 whole (5 pounds) Roaster Chicken, insides removed, fat trimmed away
– 1 tablespoon Freshly Minced Ginger
– 1 tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice
– 4 tablespoon Peanut Oil
– 1 teaspoon Chinese Five-Spice Powder
– 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
– 2 tablespoon Toasted White Sesame Seeds
– 1 cup Plum Sauce (for dipping)


– Preheat oven to 400 F.
– Add garlic, peanut oil, fresh lemon juice, coarse salt, red pepper flakes, Chinese five-spice powder and minced ginger. Pulse to form paste.
– Stir sesame seeds into paste.
– Rub whole chicken with paste.
– Place chicken on rack above roasting pan (add ΒΌ cup water to roasting pan).
– Roast 1 hour, basting and turning chicken occasionally.
– Remove chicken from oven. Allow to stand 5 minutes.
– With very sharp knife, slit chicken into 6 pieces.
– Serve with plum sauce on the side.

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