Sticky chicken and a vibrant, fresh, tasty salad - sounds like my kind of dinner!

Ingredients

Cook Time: 45 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken legs

For the marinade

  • 1 tsp soft dark brown sugar 3 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 2 tbsp dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tsp Chinese five-spice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

For the salad

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 3 large green peppers, thinly sliced
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 large handfuls of coriander, leaves picked

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the marinade together in a bowl and add the chicken legs, turning to coat them.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200°C (180°C fan). Put the chicken on a baking sheet and roast for 40–45 minutes until cooked through and sticky.
  3. Meanwhile, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil and honey together in a large bowl before adding all the remaining salad ingredients tossing to coat everything completely. 
  4. Serve with the sticky spiced chicken.
Char-Siu-Chicken
Donal's Char Siu Chicken

Notes:

Sticky chicken and a vibrant, fresh, tasty salad – sounds like my kind of dinner!

You can use chicken thighs instead of legs and the marinade also works wonderfully with a whole chicken – you could even brush it onto steaks or tofu.

For the simple salad, the coriander leaves are treated as the salad leaf alongside pepper and spring onions, making a deliciously different accompaniment.

Nutritional:

KCALS: 316

FAT: 17g

SAT FAT: 4g

CARBS: 20g

SUGARS: 18g

FIBRE: 3g

PROTEIN: 20g

SALT: 223g