Claypot Roasted Chicken with Mushrooms
- serves 4
Roasted chicken with mushrooms is such a comfort food for me. Cooking it in a claypot makes for a fantastic flavor and moist, tender chicken.
225 g (1 cup) long grain rice, such as jasmine or basmati
250 mL (1 cup) chicken stock
10 g (1 1/2 Tbsp) peeled and finely julienned fresh ginger
2 green onions, sliced
1 kg (2.2 lbs) fresh chicken, cut into large pieces (bone-in)
45 mL (3 Tbs) soy sauce
15 g (1 Tbsp) granulated sugar
15 mL (1 Tbsp) oyster sauce
10 mL (2 tsp) sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
15 g (1 Tbsp) butter
225 g (1/2 lb) gourmet fresh mushrooms, sliced
1. Preheat the oven to 190ºC (375ºF). If using a claypot, soak it in water for an hour before using.
2. Stir the rice, stock, ginger and green onion in the claypot. Top this with the chicken pieces in an even layer.
3. Whisk the soy sauce, sugar, oyster sauce, sesame oil, garlic and black pepper together and set aside. Heat a sauté pan over medium-high heat and add the butter. Add the mushrooms and sauté until they are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Add the soy sauce mixture and immediately remove the pan from the heat. Spoon the mushrooms and the liquid over the chicken. Cover the claypot and bake for 60-75 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through. Serve immediately.