Chinese Roast Chicken with Gravy

Chinese Roast Chicken with Gravy

lisamarie 0

"This is something my mother cooked for me when I was a kid and I still love it. It is a simple roast chicken with sesame seed oil and soy sauce. Serve it with cut-up hard boiled eggs and green onions over rice, if desired."


1 h 45 m servings 944 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 944 kcal
  • 47%
  • Fat:
  • 69.4 g
  • 107%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 70.1 g
  • 140%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 273 mg
  • 91%
  • Sodium:
  • 2546 mg
  • 102%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Place chicken in a roasting pan. Coat with soy sauce and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 1 hour.
  3. Drizzle oil over chicken and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, place on a platter and keep warm.
  4. To Make Gravy: Put roasting pan on stove; pour chicken stock into pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, scraping up bits of caramelized soy sauce. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and mix; stir this mixture into roasting pan and stir until well combined and a nice, thick gravy is made. Serve with roasted chicken.
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  1. 111 Ratings


Cooking chicken covered with oil and soy sauce is my favorite way to eat chicken... the soy sauce gives it good flavor and the oil keeps it moist. I had never thought to do it with a roasted ch...

Scrumptious!! I made the following modifications after reading the reviews: I reduced the soy sauce to 1/2 C and the sesame oil to 1/4 C, I also added 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper and 1/4 each g...

This chicken, along with the gravy, served with steamed white rice and green beans, made a delicious and easy Sunday dinner for my family. I used other reviewers' suggestions and stuffed the chi...

Well Lisamarie, my family loved this simple and different roasted chicken. To cut back on the salt, I used both low sodium soy sauce and chicken broth and to add more flavor, I seasoned my bird ...

the gravy does NOT turn out the way it should. It burns at the bottom of the pan and the gravy has a salty/burnt taste.

This was sooooo good. I was amazed at how great it tasted with such simple ingredients. The leftovers were great, too- I stir fried some broccoli and green onions then tossed in the chicken I'...

A very, very nice and different way to get fantastic flavour into a roast chicken! Made a couple of tweaks, and with these adaptions it is a 5 star recipe no question. I added some diced white o...

I thought it might turn out too salty, but it didn't. I did make a point of basting the chicken as it roasted.

I was skeptical to try this mostly because I thought the soy sauce would never hold up to the heat - I was right. Burned soy sauce. Boring chicken. No gravy. Bummer dinner. Sorry.