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Qin’s Chinese Chicken Barbecue

2017-08-09
  • This Recipe
  • Chef: Qin
  • Cuisine: Asian Cuisine
  • Course: Barbecue, Main Dish, Meat
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Category: Course
  • Servings: 5
  • Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
  • Readiness Time: 4 H
  • This Post
  • Author : François (FX)
  • Category: Recipe
  • Posted on: Wednesday August 9, 2017
  • Comments : 2 Comments
  • Languages :  English  |   Français

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Qin’s Chinese Chicken Barbecue 

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About this recipe

Summertime means barbecue in my backyard !
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Source of the recipe

I've got this recipe since I met my dear Chinese friend Qin, a lovely girl who was a work colleague as I decided to take an engineering job in Germany, Baden Wurtemberg, south of Stuttgart.

I am not going to lie : my years in Germany were miserable. I'm not a German hater, I like their discipline, but honestly, between the cold weather, the miserable local cuisine, and sometimes cold German people (not all of them I have to say), my life was not as good as my life in California.

However, in this cold Germany, I met a warm Chinese Sun, my friend Qin, who seemed even more desperate to be in Germany.

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My friend Qin taught me how she was making her Chinese BBQ Chicken, and not only were they delicious, they were also so simple to prepare !

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Who would have thought that a Chinese friend would teach me great barbecues in... Germany ??

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And since I have the recipe, I keep BBQ'ig those Chicken, but also other meats like Porc, and it's a delight that my guest love everytime

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Modifications to the original recipe

I modified only a few things...
  • Qin used to add some

    Maltose

    , but not too easy to find, so I converted the recipe with

    Honey



 

Ingredients

Chinese Chicken BBQ

With 800 g (1 ¾lbs ) of Chicken

 

 Meat

1 ¾lbs Chicken Thighs (800 grams)

4 Garlic Cloves

 Sauce

6 tablespoons of Honey

3 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

3 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar

1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil

1 teaspoon of 5 Spices Powder

3 tablespoons of Ginger Root. Or ginger powder

 

With 600 g (1 lbs 5 oz ) of Chicken

 

 Meat

1 lbs 5 oz Chicken Thighs (600 grams)

3 Garlic Cloves

 Sauce

4.5 tablespoons of Honey

2.2 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

2.2 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

1 ½ tablespoons of Rice Vinegar

¾ tablespoon of Sesame Oil

¾ teaspoon of 5 Spices Powder

2.2 tablespoons of Ginger Root. Or ginger powder

 

With 400 g (1 lbs 14 oz ) of Chicken

 

 Meat

1 lbs 14 oz Chicken Thighs (400 grams)

2 Garlic Cloves

 Sauce

3 tablespoons of Honey

1 ½ tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

1 ½ tablespoons of Soy Sauce

1 tablespoon of Rice Vinegar

½ tablespoon of Sesame Oil

½ teaspoon of 5 Spices Powder

1 ½ tablespoons of Ginger Root. Or ginger powder

 

With 1.2 kg (2 lbs 10 oz ) of Chicken

 

 Meat

2 lbs 10 oz Chicken Thighs (1.2 kilograms)

6 Garlic Cloves

 Sauce

9 tablespoons of Honey

4.5 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

4.5 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

3 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar

1 ½ tablespoons of Sesame Oil

1 ½ teaspoons of 5 Spices Powder

4.5 tablespoons of Ginger Root. Or ginger powder

 

You will need...

Steps


Asian Ingredients

I urge you to buy Chinese ingredients in an Asian supermarket, and not at your local store. Not only it is one secret that will make your recipe taste really good like in restaurants, but it is also often cheaper...


 

In the States, it has become quite easy to find Asian stores. In California, it's so easy we have even Chinese chains like 99 Ranch markets.

99 Ranch Market
345 E Main St
Alhambra
CA 91801
USA


 
The

Hoisin Sauce

is used in China for barbecues
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The

Soy Sauce

is an ingredient you can find in any supermarket

However, I like to purchase this "mushroom soy sauce" from the brand "Healthy Boy", I find it really tastier than any other sauce.
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The

Rice Vinegar

is obtained by fermentation of rice alcohol. You need to buy it from an Asian store, or over the internet

You will find several colors at the supermarket. If you can, buy a red one which will give a fragrant color to the meat

My brand is "Huang Chiew"
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Sesame Oil

can be easily found in supermarkets
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the

5 Spices Powder

is a fine powder that adds a lot of Chinese flavor, I would not skip that one, as it adds a fine taste to the recipe!
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Let's get started!

1. For the meat, I take

Chicken Thighs

(1 ¾lbs or 800 g), but you may use other meats. I tried this recipe with Pork, and that worked beautifully as well

2. Cut the

Chicken Thighs

(1 ¾lbs or 800 g)

3. Slice in half the

Garlic Cloves

(4)

4. Rub the

Chicken Thighs

(1 ¾lbs or 800 g) with the

Garlic Cloves

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The marinade

5. The sauce is so simple to make ! Simply mix in a bowl: the

Honey

(6 tablespoons), the

Hoisin Sauce

(3 tablespoons), the

Soy Sauce

(3 tablespoons), the

Rice Vinegar

(2 tablespoons), the

Sesame Oil

(1 tablespoon) and the

5 Spices Powder

(1 teaspoon)
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6. Peel and grate some

Ginger Root



7. To peel the

Ginger Root

, simply use a spoon, not a peeler ! Then grate it, or even use a small food processor like this one
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8. Combine everything in a large bowl

9. Start to smell delish !
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Marinade

10. Add in the the

Chicken Thighs

(1 ¾lbs or 800 g) and mix with your hands or with a fork, and make sure the meat is entirely coated with the marinade sauce

11.  Cover and marinate

overnight

in the fridge,

4 hours

at least! Time is your secret to master marinades...

12.  If you can, toss the meat from time to time
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Barbecu'ing

13. Time to cook !

1 hour

before cooking, take the meat out of the fridge so it is tempered by the time you cook

14. Grill over direct heat until browned

15.  You may use an oven, even if you will get better results with a barbecue
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16. You may use a bit of

oil

, in that case choose

Sesame Oil



17.  In fact, I use a barbecue griddle that makes it easier to keep my barbecue clean. Most griddles go to the dishwasher

18. After

a few minutes

, flip the meat

19. Do not worry about the dark spots, they come from the sugar in the sauce that caramelizes
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20. Press hard on the meat to extract the juice to fully cook the meat

21. While the meat cooks, the marinade dries up: Coat the meat with extra marinade with a brush

22. Beautiful colors, he?
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Cutting the meat

23. Chinese cooks cut the meat before it's served

24. Small cuts make it more convenient to eat with chopsticks !
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Result

A real bliss !

The meat is so tender and tasty. One of my favorite BBQ recipes

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The result and the pix






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  1. On Sunday October 13, 2019
    Anonymous wrote:
    Thanks my friend peace from malaysian...
  2. On Sunday October 13, 2019
    François (FX) answered:

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5 spice powder

, Almond extract,

Almond paste

, Almond powder, Almonds, Avocado,

Basque sauce

, Beef,

Beef stock

,

Bordelaise sauce

,

Brown sauce

,

Buttermilk

,

Candied orange

,

Cardamom

, Carrots,

Celery

, Chicken,

Chicken liver

,

Chicken stock

, Chili pepper,

Chili powder

,

Chipotle

, Chocolate,

Chorizo

, Cilantro, Cinnamon,

Cloves

,

Coca cola

,

Cocoa Powder

,

Coconut

,

Coconut mousse

,

Coffee

,

Cognac

,

Coriander powder

,

Crème fraiche

, Cumin, Diced bacon,

Dry yeast

, Egg Whites, Egg yolks, Eggs,

Espelette pepper

,

Fennel

,

Fenugreek

,

Fermented milk

,

Fish

,

Fish stock

,

Fish stock

, Garlic,

Genoa bread

,

Gianduja

, Ginger, Glucose,

Glucose powder

, Grand marnier,

Grand marnier ice cream

, Green onion,

Ham

,

Ham hock

,

Hazelnuts

,

Hoisin sauce

, Honey,

Ice cream

,

Ice cream stabilizer

,

Icing fondant

,

Inverted sugar

,

Isomalt

,

Italian meringue

,

Ketchup

, Ladyfingers,

Lamb

,

Lard

, Laurel (bay) leaves,

Leeks

,

Lemon

,

Lemon zests

,

Lobster

,

Madeira

,

Mango

,

Masa

, Mascarpone,

Mascarpone cream

, Milk chocolate, Milk powder,

Mint

, Mushrooms,

Neutral gel

,

Nuoc mam fish stock

,

Nutmeg

,

Olive oil

,

Olives

, Onions,

Orange juice

, Orange zests, Oranges,

Palm sugar

,

Paprika

,

Parmesan cheese

, Parsley,

Pastis

,

Pastry dough

,

Pearl sugar

,

Peppers

, Pistachio paste, Pistachios,

Poached eggs

,

Pork

,

Potatoes

,

Powdered anis

,

Puff dough

,

Rabbit

,

Raisins

,

Raspberries

,

Raspberry jam

, Red wine, Rhubarb,

Rice

,

Rice vinegar

,

Rosemary

,

Rum

,

Rye flour

,

Sablée Dough

,

Saffron

,

Salmon

,

Sausage

,

Sesame oil

,

Sesame seeds

, Shallots, Shortcrust Pastry, Soy sauce,

Spinach leaves

,

Split peas

,

Strawberries

,

Sweetened condensed milk

, Thyme, Tomato paste,

Tomatoes

,

Tonka bean

,

Tuna fish

,

Turmeric

, Vanilla,

Vanilla Custard

,

Vanilla sugar

,

Vegetable shortening (crisco)

, Whipping cream,

Whiskey

, White chocolate,

White wine

,

Whole flour

,

Worcestershire sauce

,

Yeast

,

Yoghurt

,



1 ¾lbs Chicken Thighs (800 g)

4 Garlic Cloves

6 tablespoons of Honey

3 tablespoons of Hoisin Sauce

3 tablespoons of Soy Sauce

2 tablespoons of Rice Vinegar

1 tablespoon of Sesame Oil

1 teaspoon of 5 Spices Powder

3 tablespoons of Ginger Root