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Monday, August 31, 2015

Sesame Lime Ginger Beer Can Chicken

Last year, Maple Leaf had a Sesame, Lime, Ginger Roasted Chicken recipe on the packaging.  However, this year it has a different recipe on the bags of whole chicken. Lucky I had copied the recipe down after using it for  Beer Can Chicken as the rub is a keeper.


  • 1 T of sesame seed oil, lime juice, grated fresh ginger 
  • 2 T soya sauce
  • minced garlic
  • 1 -2 tsp of 5 Spice Powder 
  • chili flakes
  • honey(opt)
Rub the mixture on to the chicken and let marinade until ready to BBQ. 

For the roasted chicken, the recipe uses lime and 4 cloves of garlic that are inserted into the cavity of the chicken

  I followed this recipe for the Beer Can Chicken that is cooked on the BBQ.  I chopped up a lime leaf from my Lime tree and minced garlic which were placed into a 2/3 full beer can.  My hubby drinks the rest! The cavity of the chicken was pulled over the beer can that had been placed into the beer can stand.  

The chicken does cook quickly and does need to be watched closely so it doesn't burn. 

The chicken is super moist and delicious. The recipe does draw from the classical Chinese combinations of the five flavors;  sweet, sour, salty, heat and bitter.

The Five Spice Powder is found in Asian Supermarket and Superstore.  The five main spices are Star Anise, Fennel, Cloves, Cinnamon and Szechaun peppercorns. One could always make one's own by grinding one tsp of each in a coffee grinder. 

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