Roast Herbal Emperor Chicken 烘烤药材皇帝鸡

    I really love chicken cooked with herbs dishes. They just taste and smell so nice not to mentioned good for general health. This is one of the herbal dish I cook rather often. I used to steam it before I have an oven. This time I did it a little different. I roast it! I used the way I did the Roast Chicken with Garlic to make this. It's still taste the same except now we have crispy skin. Okay, it's a bit burned here. :P This chicken meat is soft, moist and filled with the sweetness of herbs! If I were to do the the conventional way which is steaming, I won't get this result just in 1 to 1 1/2 hours. That's why previously, when I do this, it's at least 3 hours in low fire. And don't forget the soup! That's the best part! Drink it up! There isn't much to go around so you might have to fight to even get a mouthful! LOL


    Central Region, Singapore
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    • 24g Huai Shan 淮山 (Radix Dioscoreae Oppositae)
    • 18g Dang Shen 党参 (Codonopsis Pilosulae)
    • 16g Yu Zhu 玉竹 (Solomon's Seal Rhizome)
    • 22g Long Yan Gan 龙眼干 (Dried Longan)
    • 10g Gou Qi Zi 枸杞子 (Wolfberries)
    • 6 Hong Zao 红枣 (Red Dates)
    • 3g Chuan Gong 川芎 (Szechwan Lovage Rhizome)
    • 15g Bei Qi 北芪 (Astragalus Membranaceus)
    • 5g Tang Gui 当归 (Angelica Sinensis)
    • 500ml Water
    • 1 Chicken, cleaned


    1. Place herbs in a oven-proof casserole and add water.
    2. Place chicken, breast side down, on top.
    3. Place casserole on a stove and bring to a boil over medium-high fire.
    4. Remove from stove, cover with lid for 5 to 10 minutes so the herbs can softened.
    5. Carefully remove the chicken and stuff some herbs in the cavity. Return the chicken to the casserole and cover the lid.
    6. Check for doneness; juices would run clear when the thickest part of the thigh is pierced with a metal skewer.
    7. Remove the lid, season with salt. Baste the chicken with the soup sauce and continue to cook for another 10 to 15 minutes to brown the skin.
    8. Carve chicken or serve as whole.


    Check out my blog for an alternative steaming method!

    See it on my blog

    Check out this recipe from Wokkingmum's blog

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