The recipe call for 1 whole chicken, I have to modify it because I have only about 500 grams of chicken breast meat.
For the whole chicken,
1/2 tsp. salt,
1/2 tsp. pepper,
1 tbsp. chili powder,
1/2 cup chopped lemon grass,
2 tbsp. chopped garlic,
2 tbsp. chopped onions,
1 tsp. lemon juice,
1/2 tsp. lemon zest,
1 tbsp. chopped parsley, (I used dried parsley),
3 tbsp. cooking oil.
Wash and let the chicken dry. Use a knife to cut a few lines on the thicker parts of the chicken. Rub salt, pepper and chili powder inside and outside of the whole chicken. Marinate for at least for 3 hours or overnight will be better.
I marinate the chicken breasts at about 11 am, leave in the fridge until 6 pm.
At 5.30 pm, I remove the marinated chicken breasts from the fridge. Then get all the ingredients chopped and ready to roast the chicken. In a bowl, mix the oil and all the chopped ingredients , pour onto the marinated chicken, bake in preheated oven of 220 degree C for 35 to 40 minutes (whole chicken). Remember to turn the chicken during half of the time of roasting.
As I use chicken breasts, I turn the meat onto the other side after 10 minutes of roasting, and continue roasting for another 10 minutes.
Ooop... what happen to the other pieces of meat? Before I can take the picture, my son was so attracted by the wonderful smell of the lemon grass roast, he has taken the whole piece of the meat before I notice it,,he..he... Ya, the meat is so nice, juicy and tender.