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Roast "Peking" Chicken

Good Housekeeping produced the All New Good Housekeeping Cookbook; which is one of my favorite cookbooks. They have a recipe for a whole Roast Peking Chicken. I decided to alter it, to better fit my needs.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian Inspired
Keyword: Asian Inspired, chicken, Peking
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Tay M.


  • Baking Rack
  • Roasting Pan
  • Saucepan small
  • Bowl small
  • Whisk or Wooden Spoon
  • Basting Brush


  • 2 ea Chicken Breasts Bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp ginger fresh or paste
  • 2 ea garlic cloves
  • tsp ground red pepper cayenne
  • 4 ec flour tortillas
  • ¼ c hoisin sauce
  • 2 ec green onions green and white, each cut crosswise into thirds and sliced lengthwise into thin strips


  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Rinse with running cold water, then pat dry with paper towels
  • Place chicken on a rack in the sink, skin side up. Slowly pour 2 cups of boiling water over the chicken; turn the chicken over. Slowly pour 2 more cups over the back of the breasts. This step helps the fat render easier from the chicken meat. It also helps the skin get super crispy!
  • Place the chicken skin side up on a rack in a small roasting pan -roast chicken for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine honey, soy sauce, vinegar, ginger, garlic, and red pepper.
  • After the chicken has roasted for 20 to 25 minutes, brush with half of the honey glaze; roast for five more minutes. Brush with remaining glaze and roast about 5 minutes longer. Chicken is done when the temperature registers 165 with a thermometer.
  • Move to a warm plate and let rest for 10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, warm tortillas per the directions. Remove roasting rack and skim off any excess fat. Add broth and water to roasting pan and bring to boil. Scrape the bottom of the pan with a whisk or wooden spoon to dissolve browned bits. Stir in hoisin sauce.

To Serve

  • Slice chicken and wrap in tortillas with hoisin-sauce mixture and green onions.


Serving: 2g | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 576mg | Potassium: 180mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg
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