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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roasted five-spice chicken and Turmeric rice

At first I think to cook Hainanese fried chicken rice, but a bit hesitate to fry the whole bird of chicken and very oily, end up I roasted the chicken and cooked turmeric rice, something simple and delicious.

Roasted five spices chicken and Turmeric rice

This time, the rice is just perfect, fluffy and not too wet.

Roasted five spices chicken and Turmeric rice

Roasted five spices chicken and Turmeric rice (from Nasi Lemak Lover)
(printable recipe)

Roasted five-spice chicken

1.5 kg chicken, cut into 6 big pieces

Marinate chicken with below:-
Use a mortar and pestle to pound below to a coarse paste and extract juices:-
2” ginger
10 cloves of garlic

2 tbsp Chinese five-spice powder
1 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tsp white pepper powder
1 tsp salt or to taste
2tbsp honey

1. Marinate chicken pieces with all ingredients for 2 hours
2. Arrange chicken on a baking pan, cover with aluminium foil.
3. Bake at preheated oven at 180c for 30mins.
4. Remove foil and bake at 200c for 20mins or until golden brown.
5. Serve with Turmeric rice.

Turmeric rice

4 cups rice
1/2tsp turmeric powder
1 and ½ tsp of salt
1tsp chicken stock powder
750ml water
2 shallots, sliced
5 slices of ginger
Few pandan leaves (screwpine leaves)

1. Heat 2tbsp oil in a wok, sauté shallots and ginger.
2. Add in rice and all seasonings, quickly mix well and turn off heat.
3. Transfer rice to a rice cooker, add in water and pandan leaves, set to cook.
4. Sprinkle some fried shallots and serve with roasted five spices chicken.

Chili dipping sauce

4 fresh red chillies
1” ginger
4 cloves garlic
2 Kasturi lime, finely grate the rind, and extract the juices
¼ salt
¼ sugar

1. Blend all above ingredients with some water.
2. Serve with roasted five spices chicken and turmeric rice

Roasted five spices chicken and Turmeric rice

Happy Cooking !!


WendyinKK said...

I love my turmeric rice with curry chicken.. not so dry.
Roasting chicken with 5 spice powder is a good idea.

PranisKitchen said...

wow what a delicious turmeric rice and roasted chicken ..What a delicious meal.Really awesome pictures.U r right very perfectly cooked rice..so fluffy ..Feel to grab the full plate ..very nice and really liked it

Honey Bee Sweets said...

Sooo good! I am salivating, especially since I haven not taken my lunch, hahaha! Thanks for sharing this...will take the opportunity to make this for the family.

hjn said...

This looks wonderful as usual! I am going to have to try this recipe!! It looks easy enough for even me to fix!
I love the photos as well!

Jeannie said...

Just give me the chicken, you can have the rice:D I can eat the chicken on its own.

Yee Er said...

Wow, the dish is just pefect, i like the tumeric rice, 粒粒分明,looks so tempting.

Jane Chew said...

mmm... yummy yummy! Will try out this.

Bo said...

A yummy five spice dish...I will have to try this.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Am I invited to Ur house today??? *___^

What an irresistible platter dear! I'm craving for it right now...owhhhh! ;)

Somewhere in Singapore said...

I ever thought of trying roast chicken, in the end, give up...

tigerfish said...

Good choice to roast the chicken, don't you think it is less work? Love the combination with turmeric rice :)

the lacquer spoon said...

Love this spicy dish and the psychedelic colour is tempting my appetite so much!

ahteekitchen said...

oh, I can't take my eyes off on the tumeric rice!
Looks superb nice! What brand of rice u'r having?? actually Im looking for a better rice for nasi lemak, any recommendation ?

Angie's Recipes said...

Turmeric rice and 5-spiced chicken...wow..that's a wise and yummy combination!

Hearty Bakes said...

Hi Sonia,
thanks for dropping by my blog and left your comment :)
As my blog is new,I'm still in the midst of setting up, updating my bakes & recipes.
Nice "meeting" you and hope to share in time to come :)

Your turmeric rice & chicken is making me hungry now *drooling* Looks fragrance & yummilicious!

Bakericious said...

the meal looks so delicious, although veri full now due to heavy lunch but looking at your rice n chicken, I feel that I stil can pig a bit more :)

MaryMoh said...

What a wonderful meal! Beautiful colour!

ann low said...

Love the turmeric rice and the chicken looks so delicious too!

Pete said...

Wah, turmeric rice, so long didn't eat already. nice with chicken!

Angel @ Cook.Bake.Love said...

What a special combination. This looks very appetizing.

divya said...

Wat a wonderful color...yummy...

Mary Bergfeld said...

This is a really lovely looking meal. The chicken sounds delicious and I'll be givinhg your chili sauce a try very soon. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Federica Simoni said...

bellissima questa ricetta!!! e che buona!!! ciao!

3 hungry tummies said...

What a fabulous looking meal...I am going to steal the chili sauce recipe too!

Anonymous said...

yummy~! that looks good.. I like that :D

Miss B @ Everybody Eats Well in Flanders said...

Coincidently, I just bought a whole chicken for baking, now you gave me the inspiration on how to bake this chicken. Thanks :)

pigpigscorner said...

Hainanese fried chicken rice?? Must be yum! This healthy version looks good too!

ICook4Fun said...

I like your roast chicken and it is much healthier roasting it. I never try yellow rice before. I have to remember to cook some the next time I make roast chicken.

Fresh Local and Best said...

I love all of the spices in this chicken recipe. The meat is beautifully browned. I also like the tumeric rice, a nice variation from saffron.

Cheah said...

This dish is so salivating, like the colour and tumeric rice is not so filling as tumeric glutinous rice. Great idea!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

looks so deliciously mouth-watering and wish to have a bite:)

Elin Chia said...

Sonia, this is so appetizing...the turmeric rice is a great idea and your roast chicken looks great :) I will try making your turmeric rice :) Thanks for sharing this :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Nice! I like!

Reeni said...

What a perfectly delicious meal! Love that spicy dipping sauce too!

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Dear All, Thank you for your lovely comment.Do try out this simple recipe, and I will cook this again and again.

Ah Tee,for this time, I use Bird of Paradise fragrant rice, and sometime I like Sunwhite AAA fragrant rice too.

chow and chatter said...

wow great recipe Sonia I write the blog for a spice company could I feature this one and link to you

please email me


rebeccasubbiah at yahoo dot com

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Rebecca, my pleasure, go ahead. email to me your blog.

ahteekitchen said...

Thnx for the info sonia..
I would try it out~

Anonymous said...

Sonia, thanks for sharing such a beautiful recipe!! I absolutely like it!

Colin Woon said...

Mouth watering foods and great photos!

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