Chinese Roasted Chicken Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: May 23, 2007
Not sure if I would try this one again. We marinaded in for 1 hr at room temp, turning if often. I didn't have the fennel seed, so maybe that would have made the differeence. It smelled GREAT when it was cooking, but after we pealed the skin off, the meat didn't have any flavor....I guess this is a common issue. Maybe we should have injected some of the marinade. We cooked a 3.8 lb bird for 90 minutes and it was cooked perfectly.
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Reviewed: May 2, 2007
This went from a 4-star recipe cooked as written using a whole chicken to 5 stars when I doubled the sauce recipe and mixed it a plastic bag, then shook up a whole, cut-up chicken in it, and baked it for about an hour (I used parchment paper on the baking tray and poured the remaining sauce over the chicken). Outstanding flavor, and everyone loved it, even my picky husband. It's one of my staple recipes now.
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Reviewed: Sep. 5, 2006
This was good, but a couple of changes. I would marinate the chicken at least 2 hours or more in the fridge before cooking. There was not much flavor to the meat just be basting. Also, for a 4 lb chicken, check often with a meat thermometer as cooking time made it slightly dry. Smells wonderful while cooking though... All in all, a good recipe.
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Reviewed: Jun. 18, 2006
This was a great change from the standard roast chicken. I did make a few substitutions-- I used chinese 5 spice blend in place of the spices, sesame oil in place of the veg. oil, and used Mirin in place of the sherry. I also only cooked it to 160F (it would have been toast if we'd gone to 180F). The adults and my 3 year old loved it. My five year old complained that it didn't taste like chicken, LOL!
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Reviewed: Apr. 13, 2006
I liked the basic concept of this recipe. The ingredients that were involved were simple. I did however adlib some of my own ingredients. I used sesame instead of fennel. I used tangerine juice in the sauce and the squeezed tangerines in the cavity of the chicken and I roasted breast side down for a juicier white meat. Overall though I think that it was a delicious outcome.
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Reviewed: Jan. 31, 2006
This recipe was very dissapointing for both my husband and myself. The flavor was strange and not at all what I expected. So, I will not be making this again.
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