What’s as fuss free as going to your local Chinese restaurant? Not much, but we reckon this simple hoisin chicken comes close... It’s cooked in a jiffy, it’s big on flavour and best of all, the mess is minimal.
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mixed sesame seeds(ContainsSesame)
soy sauce(ContainsSoy, Gluten)
sesame oil (optional)(ContainsSesame)
rice wine vinegar
• Preheat oven to 240°C/220°C fan-forced. Cut potato into bite-sized chunks. • Place potato on a lined oven tray, then drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle over mixed sesame seeds and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat, spread out evenly, then bake until tender, 20-25 minutes. • Meanwhile, thinly slice radish. Thinly slice cucumber into half-moons. Grate carrot. Finely chop garlic.
• Place your hand flat on top of chicken breast and slice through horizontally to make two thin steaks. • In a medium bowl, combine hoisin sauce and the honey and mix well. Add chicken and turn to coat. • In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium-high heat. Using tongs, pick up chicken and let excess marinade drip back into the bowl. • Cook chicken until cooked through, 3-5 minutes each side (cook in batches if your pan is getting crowded). • In the last 5 minutes of cook time, add remaining marinade and garlic and cook until reduced slightly, turning chicken to coat.
TIP: The marinade will darken and caramelise – this adds to the flavour!
• While the chicken is cooking, combine the soy sauce and mayonnaise in a small bowl. Set aside. • In a medium bowl, combine the sesame oil (if using), the rice wine vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Add radish, cucumber and carrot and toss to combine. Season to taste.
• Slice hoisin-glazed chicken. • Divide sesame potato chunks, chicken and radish salad between plates. • Garnish with crispy shallots. Serve with soy mayo.