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P.F. Chang's China Bistro
Roasted Chicken Cantonese Style




  • 1 (4 pound) whole fresh chicken
  • 4 ounces ginger root
  • 2 tablespoons five spice powder
  • 3 green onions (whole)
  • 5 star anise
  • 3 ounces ground bean sauce
  • 1 orange peel

Chicken Bath

  • 3 tablespoons baking soda
  • 4 cups water


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar


  1. Rinse and clean cavity of chicken.
  2. Peel and dice fresh ginger root.
  3. Mix together diced ginger, five spice powder, green onion, star anise, ground bean sauce and orange peel.
  4. Fill cavity of chicken with mixed ingredients. Then truss the chicken with a skewer.
  5. Hang the chicken on hook in refrigerator.
  6. "Bathe" the chicken with water and baking soda.
  7. Brush with honey and vinegar.
  8. Hang the chicken in the refrigerator for three days, brushing twice daily with honey and vinegar.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until 165 to 170 internal degrees F.
  10. Cut and serve.

Posted by LladyRusty at Recipe Goldmine 2/28/2002 10:28 pm.

Source: WXIA 11, Atlanta - 12/1/00 - from P.F. Chang's

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