Chinese Roast Chicken with Gravy


  • 1 (4 pound) whole chicken
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup sesame oil
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/8 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup water


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Place chicken in a roasting pan. Coat with soy sauce and bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 30 minutes; reduce heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and bake for 1 hour.

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Drizzle oil over chicken and bake for another 10 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, place on a platter and keep warm.

To Make Gravy: Put roasting pan on stove; pour chicken stock into pan and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, scraping up bits of caramelized soy sauce. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and mix; stir this mixture into roasting pan and stir until well combined and a nice, thick gravy is made. Serve with roasted chicken.