I bought a bottle of Lee Kum Kee Hoisin Sauce from the supermarket without knowing what to use it for until the husband mentioned to me that his mum used Hoisin Sauce to make char siew marinate so that gave me an idea. And since the husband usually preferred chicken to pork for its lean proteins, I thought making char siew chicken for dinner would be perfect. If you’re interested to make char siew pork, check out my recipe, Oven Roasted Honey-Glazed Char Siew.
In terms of flavour and taste, both recipes were quite similar as the sauces were more on the sweeter side due to the use of honey. I thought pork still somewhat tasted better because of its firmer bite but the chicken was tender and juicy so it wasn’t too bad. Enjoy!
Char Siew Chicken Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 whole chicken legs, skin removed
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
1 tsp fish sauce
1 clove garlic, crushed
1. Using a sharp knife, score the chicken legs and then toss them in the marinate till thoroughly coated. Cover and chill in fridge overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 180 deg C at Grill with fan. Line a baking tray with aluminium foil.
3. Transfer the chicken legs to the baking tray and insert into oven at the highest shelf closest to the top.
4. Grill the chicken legs for 25-30 minutes till cooked through.
5. Serve with sides of your choice.
(Recipe adapted from Woman & Home)