Chef Tom Walton gives us a delicious, wholesome recipe for Whole Roast Teriyaki Chicken. It is roasted with onions underneath so what you end up with is this delicious, light Teriyaki onion gravy which is perfect for the cucumber salad and steamed rice for any night of the week.
- 4 tbsp each soy, sake, mirin
- 2 tbsp caster sugar
- 1 whole chicken, dried with paper towel
- 2 tsp flake salt
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 brown onions, peeled, cut into thick wedges
- 3 Lebanese cucumbers
- Big pinch flake salt
- 2 clove garlic, roughly chopped
- ½ cup coriander, roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp sesame oil
- Steamed rice to serve, if desired
Combine the soy, sake, mirin and sugar in the TechnIQ Windsor saucepan and reduce by half then cool.
Place the chicken into a large TechnIQ Square Roaster and using kitchen scissors cut down either side of the backbone and remove, butterflying the chicken then pour over half the sauce (the rest if for basting while cooking later) along with the salt and 1 tbsp of sesame oil and rub into the chicken all over. Allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes at room temp before cooking or overnight in the fridge.
Preheat an oven to 190C.
Tuck the-onions underneath the chicken, in the bottom of the large TechnIQ Square Roaster, mixing with some marinade then add ½ cup of water to the dish. Don’t pour this over the chicken.
Roast for 40 minutes, using a pastry brush to baste the chicken with the reserved marinade throughout the cooking ever 10 minutes. Once the chicken is ready, allow it to rest for 5 minutes before cutting into smaller pieces.
While the chicken is resting, make the cucumber salad. Use the side of a large chef’s knife and crush the cucumbers until the burst then roughly chop them and place into a bowl. Add the salt and toss around then add the garlic, coriander, vinegar and sesame oil and toss to combine.
Cut the chicken into joints (smaller pieces) using kitchen scissors with all the onions and cooking juices poured over. Serve with the cucumber salad and steamed rice if desired.