Made this for the family and it was great, sauce was a little too sweet and it needs more than 1 chilli for my liking.
The Szechuan lovers here enjoyed this delicious chicken. My search for the Szechuan peppercorns had me find a blend just a touch different than what I had on hand - I suspect either blend would work well. Remains I will keep a eye out for the Szechuan Peppercorns for the next time around. Made for Auz/NZ Swap.
Everyone in my family loved the chicken. It was so tasty, so moist, and so tender---all elements that make it a huge hit in my household. You can bet I will be making this dish quite often. Unfortunately, I messed up the sauce (because I got distracted and it cooked to a hard, carmelized blob...oops.) So I am looking forward to making this again, so I can actually try the sauce, too! But even without the sauce, the chicken alone was well worth trying. Made for "Please Review My Recipe" tag game.
I use a half turkey instead of a chicken and marinaded it for 30 hours LOL I also doubled the marinade and sauce. This was so YUMMY and the sauce has a lovely sweet heat. YUM Definite keeper Made for Everyday is a Holiday
Wow Pat!! I am so glad I decided to photograph this chicken whole rather than plated. As soon as I went to cut it, it fell apart, it was so tender. What a perfect way to cook a chook, we loved the marinade and agree with Jan, this comes out so moist and tender it does not need another thing.. As Jan had said the sauce was a little sweet for their tastes in her review. I decided to cut back on the sugar and I added 2 chilies and we thought it was perfect and went well with the chicken. I served ours over bok choy, red pepper and bean sprouts and we drizzled the sauce over our veg as well. I still have to repeat it again I was so impressed with how moist and tender the chicken turned out. I almost wanted to take a photo of our bones :) Fab recipe Pat so glad I tried it.
While we LOVED the chicken, we were a bit disapointed in the sauce which we found overly sweet for our tastes. I would make the chicken again and forget the sauce-the chicken cooked this way was so moist and delicious it doesn't need another thing. I butterflied our chicken (took the backbone out), so more of it would come into contact with the marinade as there isn't a lot of it (not a bad thing as I hate wasting bucketloads of marinade!). We ate this with rice and a cooked Asian style "coleslaw".
WOW!!!! Don't know that I can say anything else. The chicken was moist and so very tasty. Loved the sauce too. I didn't have fresh chiles, so I used thai chile paste. This will be made again and again. Thanks Pat for another great recipe. Made for the Auzzie/NZ Recipe Swap #24
5+ stars. This had an amazing complexity of layered flavors that worked perfectly together. The salty marinade with a crispy skin topped with the spicy, sweet sauce was amazing. I used chicken leg quarters so cooked for only one hour (also didn't use the rack and water method, just placed skin side down in pam sprayed pan for 30 minutes, then basted with marinade and flipped to skin side up for last 30 minutes). I used just regular sugar and rice wine vinegar vs white wine vinegar. Also, I did not debone. I just cut some slits through the skin before topping with the sauce. This was super simple, yet elegant, and best of all absolutely delicious.