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Congress Centre celebrates the build up to Chinese New Year with tasty chicken!

Posted on 16 January, 2018

We love this delicious Chinese chicken recipe (it’s originally from BBC Good Food, although we’ve adapted it a bit to suit our taste). Best of all, it all goes in one baking tin so there’s hardly any washing up!
8 chicken thighs, skin on and bone in
4 tbsp hoisin sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
2 tbsp clear honey
1½ tsp Chinese five-spice powder
thumb-sized knob of ginger, grated
2 garlic cloves, grated
bunch spring onions, chopped
50g cashew nuts, toasted
cooked brown rice and fresh coriander to serve
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Arrange the chicken thighs in a large roasting tin and slash the skin 2-3 times on each thigh. Mix together the hoisin, sesame oil, honey, five-spice, ginger, garlic and some seasoning. Pour over the chicken and toss to coat – you could now marinate the chicken for 2 hrs, or overnight if you have time. Roast, skin-side up, for 35 mins, basting at least once.
Stir through the cashew nuts and sprinkle the spring onions over the chicken. Return to the oven for 5 mins, then serve with brown rice and a generous amount of fresh coriander.