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Beer-Basted Asian Chicken

Beer-Basted Asian ChickenThe Asian-inspired marinade consisting of beer, lime juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, fresh cilantro, fresh ginger, garlic and sesame oil give this oven-roasted chicken juicy tenderness and outstanding flavor. Remember this delicious marinade for other methods of cooking chicken such as on the grill or rotisserie.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (about 4 pounds) whole chicken
1 (12-ounce) can beer
1/2 cup MAGGI TASTE OF ASIA Cooking Soy Sauce
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons peeled, chopped fresh ginger
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Cooking Directions:

  1. Place chicken in large, heavy-duty resealable plastic bag. Add beer, soy sauce, lime juice, sugar, cilantro, ginger, garlic and oil. Marinate, turning chicken occasionally, for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Place chicken and marinade in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake, basting occasionally, for 1 hour 20 minutes or until juices run clear when thigh is pierced. Transfer chicken to platter.
  4. Strain pan juices into medium saucepan; spoon off fat and discard if necessary. Boil for 6 to 8 minutes or until sauce is reduced to about 1 cup. Serve sauce with chicken.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 740 Calories from Fat: 420 Total Fat: 47 g Saturated Fat: 13 g Cholesterol: 270 mg Sodium: 1550 mg Carbohydrates: 15 g Dietary Fiber: 0 g Sugars: 10 g Protein: 56 g.

Recipe and photograph are the property of Nestlé® and Meals.com, used with permission.