"Almost Asian" Roast Chicken

Featuring Tropics Oriental Dressing
2nd Place Winner: Entree Category
By E. Shan Correa, Honolulu, HI


It's more than a dressing...it's Tropics!

1 cup Tropics Oriental Dressing
3/4 cup bottled plum sauce*
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon sesame seeds
1 stalk green onion, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped Chinese parsley
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 split chicken broiler halves (3 to 4 pounds total)

Combine Tropics Oriental Dressing, plum sauce, wine, sesame seeds, green onion, Chinese parsley and black pepper; blend well. Brush about 1/3 cup of sauce over chicken halves. Reserve remaining sauce. Marinade chicken in refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 325°F. Place chicken, skin side down, in a roasting pan and roast for 40 minutes. Turn chicken over, baste with some reserved sauce, and continue roasting for approximately 15 to 25 minutes (or until juices run clear when the chicken is pierced and the skin is golden brown). Skim fat from pan juices and add juices to reserved sauce. Spoon sauce onto warm serving plates, cut chicken pieces in half and serve on sauce. Garnish with additional Chinese parsley and chopped green onion, if desired.

Makes 4 servings