We use cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Find out more

OK, I Agree
Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Rating
4.5rating out of 5

(808 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Chinese

Savour The Summer with this sweet, umami-rich hoisin chicken, with added fresh plums for fruitiness. We like to think of it as Chinese barbecue chicken. Served with charred, nutrient-packed pak choi and some steamed sesame rice. It's tasty and (hoi)sinless! If you're feeling the heat, why not try cooking the chicken on the barbecue...

Prep Time

30 min

Cuisine

Chinese

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

What is Gousto all about?

We send you everything you need to cook amazing recipes like this, delivered right to your door. Leave the planning to us!

Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Soy-sauce-sachet
2 soy sauce sachets (16ml) †
Sesame-seeds
10g toasted sesame seeds †
Spring-onion
2 spring onions
Hoisin-sauce
2 tbsp hoisin sauce †
British Chicken thigh fillets x4 2
4 British chicken thigh fillets
Pak-choi
250g pak choi
chilli flakes 3.18
1/2 tsp fiery chilli flakes
Plum
2 plums
basmati-rice
150g fragrant basmati rice
Sesame-oil
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil †
You Will Need
Salt, sugar, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 10g toasted sesame seeds<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 spring onion
  • 2 tbsp hoisin sauce<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 320g British chicken thighs
  • 200g pak choi
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1 plum
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 726 kJ
173 kcal
2963 kJ
705 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
7.1 g
1.4 g
29 g
5.6 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
17.6 g
3.7 g
71.9 g
15.3 g
Fibre 0.9 g 3.7 g
Protein 10.4 g 42.5 g
Salt 0.41 g 1.65 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 soy sauce sachet (8ml)
water, soy bean, wheat (gluten), salt, alcohol (ethanol)
10g toasted sesame seeds
sesame seeds
1 spring onion
spring onion
2 tbsp hoisin sauce
water, sugar, soy bean paste (8%) [water, soya beans, rice, salt], garlic puree (35%), modified maize starch, colour (plain caramel), white rice vinegar (1%), spice blend (1%) [fennel, black pepper, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, star anise], red chilli paste [red chilli peppers, salt,acidity regulator(acetic acid)], yeast extract paste [yeast extract,salt], salt, acidity regulator (citric acid)
320g British chicken thighs
chicken thigh meat (100%)
200g pak choi
pak choi
1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
dried chilli flakes
1 plum
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 toasted sesame oil sachet (30ml)
sesame seed (100%)
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (gluten, soya, sesame)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7 and season the chicken with the chilli flakes (can’t handle the heat? Go easy!) and a generous pinch of salt

Heat a large, wide-based pan (with a matching lid) over a medium-high heat with 2 tbsp [4 tbsp] vegetable oil

Once hot, cook the chicken for 2 min or until golden brown

2 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Meanwhile, slice the pak choi in half, lengthways

Transfer the golden chicken to a baking tray (use tin foil to avoid mess!) and put it in the oven for 12-15 min 

Return the pan to a high heat and once hot, add the pak choi, cut-side down and cook for 2-3 min or until charred 

Once done, transfer the pak choi to a plate and reserve the pan

3 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Add the rice, 350ml [700ml] water and a pinch of salt to a pot with a lid over a high heat and bring to the boil

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed

 

4 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Meanwhile, dice the plums finely, discarding the stones

Return the pan to a medium-low heat and once hot, add the plums with 100ml [200ml] water

Cook for 2-4 min

5 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Add the hoisin, soy sauce, sesame seeds and 1 tsp [2 tsp] sugar and cook for 1-2 min or until the sauce has a thin jam-like consistency

Once done, remove from the heat and stir in half the toasted sesame oil - this is your hoisin plum sauce

6 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Remove the chicken thighs from the oven and push them to one side of the tray

Spoon a little of the hoisin-plum sauce over each chicken thigh, add the pak choi to the same tray and return the tray to the oven for a final 5 min

 

7 Chinese Hoisin Barbecue Chicken

Meanwhile, slice the spring onion finely, discarding the root ends

Once cooked, fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the spring onion and remaining toasted sesame oil

8

Share Your Creations

Get social and share your best culinary Gousto creations on:

Serve the chicken over the rice, with the pak choi to the side

Drizzle with the remaining sauce 

Enjoy!

Share this recipe