It is probably easiest to just buy bottled or packet sauces from the supermarket but most of the times, we can actually use some of our cooking essentials to create an equally flavoursome marinate sauce for meats. In this Grilled Chicken Recipe, oyster sauce and honey do the trick so you’d get this slightly sticky coating on the chicken that tasted salty, savoury and sweet at the same time. Besides chicken legs, you can use any cuts that you like. Could even use on pork chops too. I served it with steamed brown rice and some stir fried sugar snap peas for a complete balanced meal. This recipe is good for a weeknight dinner as you can marinate the chicken the night before and it only takes half an hour to get it ready so dinner preparation becomes a breeze.
Chinese Style Grilled Chicken Leg Recipe
Ingredients (serves 2)
2 whole chicken legs
1 tbsp Shaoxing Huadiao wine
1 tbsp light soy sauce
2 tbsp oyster sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 1/2 tbsp honey
1. Marinate the chicken legs with the rest of the ingredients. Cover and chill in fridge overnight.
2. Preheat oven to 180 deg C on Grill with fan (or 200 deg C without). Line a baking tray with aluminium foil and lightly grease with cooking spray.
3. Transfer the chicken legs to the baking tray, insert into highest shelf of oven and bake for 25-30 minutes till chicken is cooked through.
4. Serve with sides of your choice.