February 27, 2008

Mahogany Chicken


2005 Grand Prize Winner
Chicken with an Ethnic Twist Category
Aaron J. Page, Toluca Lake, CA

1           cup Hoisin sauce
1           cup soy sauce
1-1/2     cups honey
1/4        cup rice vinegar
1/4        cup chopped garlic
1/4        cup chopped ginger
1/8        cup chili paste
1           whole California roaster chicken, 4-5 pounds

Warm marinade ingredients in saucepan until honey dissolves. Place whole chicken in large bowl and pour marinade over to coat.  Cover and refrigerate 1 to 3 days. When ready to cook, remove chicken from marinade and place on a rack in roasting pan. Bake for about 60-90 minutes at 350 degrees F. until meat thermometer registers 180 degrees F when inserted into thickest part of thigh.  Baste every 20 mi

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