Char Grilled Yuan Chicken Recipe

Char Grilled Yuan Chicken Recipes

Ingredients :




Marinade :

70 ml

70 ml

70 ml

whole chicken legs, boned

large spring onions, white part only

lime or lemon wedges, to garnish


sake or white wine

mirin or 1 tablespoon sugar

soy sauce

zest 1 lemon, in large pieces not chopped or shredded

Method :
  1. Place chicken legs on cutting board skin side up.

  2. Using a fork, pierce skin in a few places.

  3. Cut spring onions crossways into 4 cm lengths.

  4. In a dish, mix sake or wine, mirin or sugar, soy sauce and lemon zest, add chicken and spring onions and leave to marinate for 30 minutes.

  5. If barbecuing, prepare barbecue.

  6. Thread 3-4 stainless steel skewers through each chicken leg parallel with skin in a fan shape.

  7. Char grill skin side down, over high heat for 6-7 minutes until golden brown, then turn and cook other side for 3-4 minutes.

  8. Thread spring onions, 6-8 pieces to a skewer and char grill.

  9. Remove skewers and serve 1 chicken leg and a quarter of the spring onions on each of 4 individual places.

  10. If grilling, preheat grill.

  11. Lay chicken legs, unskewered, flat on a wire rack, with skin side facing heat first and grill for about 10 minutes until golden brown.

  12. Turn and grill other side for 5-10 minutes until well cooked.

  13. Grill spring onions until both sides are golden brown.

  14. Cut chicken legs into bite sized pieces and arrange chicken and spring onions on 4 individual plates.

  15. Serve hot, garnished with lime or lemon wedges.

Serves 4

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