ginger and soy roast chicken

  • ½ cup (125ml) soy sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) oyster sauce 
  • ½ cup (90g) brown sugar 
  • ¼ cup (60ml) rice wine vinegar 
  • 1 cup (250ml) water 
  • 1 x 4cm piece fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced 
  • 1 long red chilli, halved lengthways 
  • 1 x 1.8kg whole chicken
  • steamed rice, to serve
  1. Preheat oven to 200°C (400°F). Place the soy sauce, oyster sauce, sugar, vinegar, water, ginger and chilli in a large heavy-based ovenproof saucepan over high heat and bring to the boil. 
  2. Place the chicken, breast-side down, in the pan. Baste the chicken with the cooking liquid, transfer to the oven and roast, uncovered, for 40 minutes. Carefully turn the chicken, breast-side up, and roast for a further 25–30 minutes or until cooked through. 
  3. Serve the chicken with the soy and ginger sauce and rice. Serves 4.
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