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Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Potato Bake

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Air Fried Chinese Chicken, what do you think of this Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Potato Bake??

Ingredients
10-12 chicken pieces (legs, wings, and thighs)

Marinade:

2 Tblsp garlic/ginger paste
2 tsp celery salt
1 tsp pepper
1 Tblsp 5 spice powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp bean paste
1 Tblsp fish sauce
2 Tblsp light soya sauce
1 Tblsp dark soya sauce
1 Tbsp Shaoxing rice wine (or dry sherry)
2 Tblsp brown sugar

Whisk all the marinade ingredients in a glass bowl.
Add the chicken, coat completely, cover, and refrigerate for a few hours.
Add to a steamer and steam for 20 minutes while you make a spring roll batter.

Batter:

1 cup flour
¼ cup cornflour
½ tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp vinegar
2 tsp oil
Water to make a smooth batter.

I mix all ingredients in a bowl and stand next to the sink with the tap running slowly and add water and whisk shoving the bowl under the tap as I need more water till I’m satisfied with the consistency. (Make sure the plug is in the sink!).

Now if we’re going to fry the chicken in shallow oil, I would’ve added the chicken to the batter and let it sit for 10 minutes before frying in hot oil.
But I lightly coated in the batter and shook off most excess before Air Frying at 180 °C for about 15-20 minutes.

Asparagus Potato Bake

Ingredients
3 potatoes, peeled and washed
Bunch of asparaguses
Salt, pepper, and potato spice
1 tsp Vegeta (Aromix or Aromat)
Crushed chili flakes
1 packet mushroom sauce
300 ml cream
Handful grated cheddar cheese
½ packet parmesan cheese

Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Potato Bake
Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Potato Bake

 

Chinese Chicken and Asparagus Potato Bake just for you!

Method
Preheat oven to 180 °C. Slice potatoes to a ¼ inch thick.
Microwave for 5 minutes.
Layer in greased pyrex baking dish.
Season with spices except for crushed chili.
Snap off hard part of asparagus and slice.
Add the asparagus and toss.
Whisk the packet mushroom sauce and cream till smooth, add the cheddar.
Pour over the potato and asparagus (use a fork to spread the cheese).
Sprinkle parmesan over.
Sprinkle chili flakes over.
Reduce oven temperature to 160C and bake till potatoes are tender.

You can leave at 180 if you’re in a hurry but cover with foil first, but I prefer slow.

Prepared, tried, and tested Melanie Kramar

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