Another ‘un-recipe’ – Oil free soy chilli roast chicken & mushrooms

I haven’t baked a single cake or brownie or cookie or muffin in the OTG yet but this dish would be approved by the diet Nazis I am sure.

I don’t know if this qualifies as a recipe but if no effort, no oil and tastes which are subtle and Oriental work for you then try this. Here’s what I did…

I took about 100 g of boneless chicken. Helps if you get the leg or thigh piece. Juicier. I cut these into cubes. Added 100 g of sliced button mushrooms. You could use anything to marinate this.

I looked around the kitchen and used: 1.5 tablespoon soy sauce, 1 tablespoon teriyaki or sweet soy sauce, 2 teaspoons Chinese chilli sauce, 1/2 a teaspoon each of salt and fish sauce and Chinese five spice powder and a teaspoon of honey. Now you could honestly use any Oriental sauces and to proportions of your fancy. I added some chopped onions as you will see in the photo. Avoidable. Sliced ginger would have been good though.

I added a teaspoon of finely chopped carrots for a change of texture and a chopped green chilli too add a bit if fire.

I let this marinate for about an hour while I went to Carter’s for a walk. It was so hot that it seemed like someone had moved to the Southern hemisphere while I was away. Where is winter?

Came back. Heated the pre-oven for ten minutes. Put the marinated chicken and mushrooms in to roast for 30 minutes at 200 deg Celsius, When I done i let it sit for about 5 minutes in the oven before taking it out.

I ate this with steamed rice.

The chicken was fairly juicy and combined well with the sauces. The mushrooms were cooked just right though. A relief since I had first wondered whether I should put them in for a shorter time. The mushroom tasted a bit sharper as the sauce dominated their flavours.

I used the extra sauce to flavour the rice.

A guilt free meal and no oil was spilt in the making of it.

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Neha said…
may not be the right place for this message, but how could i get in touch with you?

wanted to check if you review restaurants for your blog.
Kalyan Karmakar said…
Hi Neha, address is k(dot)finelychopped(at)

No I don't do reviews at the blog
Anonymous said…
Hey Kalyan,

Mouthwatering!! do u think this would work in the micro??

I just got back from Shanghai/Beijing...OMG...what a treat it was for the tastebuds!!!

Kalyan Karmakar said…
Hey TD,

I would love to go to China someday ... the mother lode for me

Well honestly my experience with trying these sort of dishes have been better in the OTG than in the micro but we didn't have a micro with convection. The grill function in a micro is OK but doesnt give the sort of texture or finish that the OTG does. A convection mode might help
fallenangel said…
Im making this tonight !!! im planning to use some lemongrass and galangal instead ! lets c..