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A friend of mine, Desperate Housewife in Holland was hosting a BBQ Potluck combined with a “Pau-Chong (Wrapping Chinese Dumplings)” Workshop by another friend, Lannie last weekend. My contribution was to bring 2 kinds of chicken for the BBQ and stirfried rice vermicelli.

We’ve never BBQ-ed at home and I got a little panicky. But.. I was very thankful to this age of modern technology coz I could go surfing the net searching my favourite foodbloggers for ideas and came up with 2 different marinades. This is one of them..

Photo courtesy of Lianne

Adapted from Proceed with Caution

Ingredients:

  • 1.5kg chicken winggettes and drummets, trimmed  (Original recipe: 12 chicken drumsticks)

Marinade Ingredients:

  • 8 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tsp 5-spice powder
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 2 tbsp runny honey
  • 2 large tbsp light soy sauce

Preparation 1:

Put all marinade ingredients in a large ziploc bag. Close bag and shake gently to mix ingredients. Add in chicken to the marinate in bag and toss to combine. Leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or better overnight.

OR

Put all marinade ingredients in a large glass bowl with a cover. Use a spoon, mix all to combine. Add in chicken to the marinate in bowl and gently stir to combine marinade and chicken. Leave in fridge for a minimum of 2 hours or better overnight.

Preparation 2:

If using a BBQ:

  1. Prepare BBQ paraphernalia.
  2. Take out chicken from fridge and leave to come to room temperature.
  3. Once BBQ coals are ready, spread marinated chicken wings and drummets on BBQ and leave to cook for 10 mins, turning it once over.
  4. Serve immediately with some sweet chilli sauce.

If using Oven:

  1. Prehat oven to 220C and take out chicken from fridge and leave to come to room temperature.
  2. For easy cleaning, layer a flat baking tray with aluminium foil. Spread marinated chicken wings and drummets on top of the foil and grill in oven till cooked, abt 20 mins.

I left my marinating chiken wings and drummets in the fridge for 2 days. The smell when BBQ-ing them was heavenly and they were really yummy.. This marinade’s highly recommended. 

PS:
I saved the leftover marinate sauce and added it to another BBQ marinade – recipe will come soon.. 🙂



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