Carleez Sweet Asian Chicken

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“So...My boyfriend is Dutch-Indonesian and I've been trying to learn to cook Indo food for him - but I had two halves of chicken and a pantry full of miscellaneous ingredients. This is the result. Best served with rice.”
1hr 15mins
2 Halves of Chicken

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 chicken halves
  • Dry Mix
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon powdered ginger
  • 2 pinches powdered lemon grass (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon red chili pepper flakes
  • 6 white peppercorns, crushed (with back of spoon is fine)
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • Wet Mix
  • 3 ounces orange juice (orange cuties)
  • 2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 dash sesame oil (if ya have it)


  1. Rinse your chicken in cold water.
  2. Rub chicken with dry mix.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Pre-heat cast iron skillet to high on stovetop.
  5. Add oil.
  6. After oil is hot - add chicken and reduce to medium-high.
  7. Sear both sides of chicken.
  8. Splash half of Wet Mix over chicken and let chicken simmer on both sides (flip 'em) for about 15 seconds each.
  9. Pour all but the last 1/3 cup of liquid over chicken and move to oven.
  10. Baste with the rest of the Wet Mix after 15 minutes.
  11. Start your rice to eat this with!
  12. Cook for 10- 15 more minutes in the oven, depending on the size of your chicken.

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