Satay Boxing Chicken & "Thanksmas" Dinner Party


"Boxing Chicken" is a common dish served at dinner banquets in Malaysia. It is basically a marinated chicken wing with the meat pushed off the bone and up the end to form a "boxing glove" effect... thus the name. This is my version of the Boxing Chicken.

Ingredients:
1kg chicken drumettes, pushed up.
Satay sauce
Breadcrumbs
Peanut oil for deep frying

Method:
Marinate the chicken in satay sauce, refrigerate overnight.

The next day, coat the marinated chicken in breadcrumbs and deep fry in hot peanut oil for a few minutes, just until it is browning. Place the fried chicken on baking tray and cook in oven preheated at 180C for approx. 10-15 minutes.


Serve on a bed of Wild Rockets Salad with Red Onion and Cherry Tomatoes tossed in balsamic dressing.

I served this dish as an entree at my "Thanksmas" Dinner Party... obviously combining Thanksgiving and Christmas to friends I probably won't get to catch up with for the rest of the year because we will be busy the next three weeks and then off to our Christmas Cruise to Vanuatu and New Caledonia (yay, so excited!).


I've set the table nice and early during the day...


I even had a physical MENU prepared! What a geek, hehe.


I also did most of the food preparation in advance, during the day, so all I had to do on the night just before guests arrive was pop trays into the oven!


So things like veggies were chopped in advanced so I can put away all the tools used to prepare them, so I can have a clean and tidy kitchen for when guests arrive!


Roast Vegetables consisted of Sweet Potatoes, Mushrooms, Onions and Asparagus in Garlic Butter, Thyme and Toasted Cashews.


Star of the Night: Garlic and Rosemary 5-Hour Slow Cooked Roast Lamb. See recipe here.


It was a great night of enjoying great company and great food :)


And we topped it up with the ever stunning Mixed Red Berry Mascarpone Cheesecake dessert. If you haven't seen it already, the recipe is available here.

Best of all, there were plenty of leftovers the next day :)


Hubby and I had leftover Roast Lamb for both lunch and dinner today! This was a pic I took with my BlackBerry... I steamed some veggies and made some Potato Gems to go with it.


We also had some leftover cake! All that hard work cooking on Saturday meant an easy breezy Sunday. Love it.. I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend too :)



52 comments:

Cake Duchess said...

I love your Thanksmas feast! It all looks delightful! The Mascarpone Cheesecake is incredible! xx

Michael Toa said...

oh wow! everything looks fantastic. I am drooling all over the lamb. YUM.
And the cheesecake...
What a feast. Well, I hope to be invited someday. hehe...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious meal looks wonderful and yummy

Boulder Locavore said...

Looks delicious! And done with so much care. Satay sauce on anything sounds great to me (lived in Singapore for some time and became addicted). Thank you for such a great post! Now off to check your post on peanut butter waffles....

Natasha said...

Thanksmas is a great idea for a combined celebration! Your food looks wonderful, i hope you had a wonderful time.

Timeless Gourmet said...

Looks delicious, and I love your menu! :)

Angellove's Cooking said...

EXCELLENT!!! Just perfect :) as always!!!

Indonesian In Turkey said...

I wish I could join ur pasrty Kim ! :)))

imwaytoobusy said...

That cheesecake looks amazing. What a delicious setup you had! Looks like a Thanksgiving to remember :)

Yin said...

Kim:
The fried boxing chicken looks so delicious that I just wanna take a bite! How I wish I was one of your guests :-)

Michelle Chin said...

You should consider opening a private kitchen. :)

Jara said...

This looks like an incredibly fantastic feast. My mouth is watering from looking at all the choices on your personal menu. I'm sure you had a great dinner!

Elisabeth said...

Kim-What a cute name, boxing chicken. We make it here as well, but did not know it had this name...LOL.
I would have love to be an honored guest at your Thankmas feast. Everything looks so amazing. Amazing job, well done!

Emma said...

That's one gorgeous feast!

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Becky said...

What a good idea to combine a dinner for Thanksgiving and Christmas. You are so organized to do all of the prep ahead of time. A beautiful feast.

Amy Bakes Everything said...

Oh, wow! What a feast! Everything looked wonderful, but I really paused over those beautiful roasted vegetables! Well done!

Ah Tze said...

Kim:
your food looks so delicious and beautiful! I wish I was one of your guests! You can consider open a restaurant or catering services.

Rhonda said...

Next time let me know when you are having a party! I would love to make the boxing chicken. How do you box a chicken????? For me, that means take out from Kentucky Fried Chicken (hehe).

msihua said...

I love love love the idea of having your own menu! It's soooo cute and shows how much effort you've put in! Well done!!

Kim - Liv Life said...

I love the idea of "Thanksmas!" So appropriate. We were recently looking at a cruise including Vanuatu as well. Are going on Paul Guaguin?
Your berry desserts are making me crave spring and summer! This cheesecake one is just lovely!

Maren said...

I wish I could actually cook, not just bake. This chicken looks amazing.

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said...

Oooo WOW!!! What a feast ya...heaven! That satay boxing chicken is calling me!!! :D

Hehe, boleh baca Malay lagi tak??? How long already since U left Malaysia?

Pretend Chef said...

I have seen the "boxing" chicken before in restaurants but had never given much thought as to why it was presented that way. Mr. Sideline Chef would get excited over the fact that it looks like a boxing glove, haha! Your Thanksmas dinner (I have to save the Thanksmas idea for next year since we leave every year for Christmas.) looked incredible! Your food presentations are drool worthy! I would love to be a guest around your table on any given day!

Chef Dennis said...

what an incredible feast you prepared! I love the satay chicken and your marscapone dessert! I love the tater tots with your reheated Lamb!
Cheers
Dennis

Lee Ann said...

This is my kind of entertaining! I love how you did a lot in advance...that's how I like to entertain as well. Everything looks amazing!!

Joop Zand said...

Nice blog Kimberley.... lovely recepts.

Greetings, Joop

teresa said...

oh my gosh, what a cute and fun party. i actually love the idea of the menus, i just might do that myself one of these days!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

What a delicious variety of food! I love the boxing chicken ;) I've done chicken drummettes before but not ever as cute as yours!

Enjoy your cruise! It sounds wonderful.

Kimberly @ Servantless American Cook said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I can't wait to see what you do for Christmas dinner!

kitchenmorph said...

haha boxing chicken what an amusing name. do i have to say your spread looks terrific! and that cheesecake can send you swooning. congrats on the great job!

sinfullyspicy said...

I looove the spread that you've decked up! The name of the chicken is funny but it looks delectable!

Tes said...

Wow !!! WHat a beautiful feast! Everything sounds delicious! I wish I'm in that party :)

Jay said...

Fantastic Feast...real treat to eyes too...!
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michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Kimberly's Feast- I call this spectacular spread! The best eating experience awaits the invited. I,m sure you guests came away with your recipes to treasure. Cheers!

My Little Space said...

Oh wow, what a feast! I wish I was there! haha....Love the lamb meat. Thanks for sharing such awesome recipes and hope you're having a wonderful day.
Kristy

happywhennothungry said...

This looks like an awesome dinner party with tons of delicious food!!!! Enjoy your cruise as well!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow amazing feast and wow have fun on your cruise can't wait to see pics Rebecca

Sprinkles of Parsley said...

What a BEAUTIFUL spread of dishes! I love the printed menus too... what a great touch!

Foodiva said...

If this is what you do for 'in between' celebrations, I can't wait to see what feast you're going to prepare for an actual festivity! Your spread and table looks amazing, and you're so well organized with everything, right down to the menu (NOT geeky at all). My favorites are the slow-cooked lamb and your chicken boxing!

Vittle me this... said...

What a wonderful spread! I love the printed menu!

5 Star Foodie said...

What a fantastic feast this is! Everything looks terrific, love that lamb!

Karen said...

What a feast! Lucky bunch of friends to come for Thanksmas! The boxing chicken looks really delicious...great little bites.

Design Wine and Dine said...

Sigh. By these pictures and that spread - wish I were there! Love the food and the menus you made - not a geek - super cute! Garlic and rosemary were meant to go on lamb!

Have fun on your upcoming trip...

Koci said...

Wow! I love your Thanksmas feast! The fried chicken looks so cool and that berry cheesecake is calling my name. Not to mention the fact that leftovers are the best! :D

Stephanie @ A Nutritious Plate said...

That menu sheet looks so cute! Definitely a display of how much effort you put into this amazing meal!

Rich said...

Wow. Even the veggies look outstanding! And I can see how that lamb was the star of the night ... again I say, wow.

Dimah said...

What a feast! everything looks amazing!

Hester Casey (Alchemy Ireland) said...

What a photo! I always wondered why the day after Christmas is called Boxing Day. Now I know! It's to celebrate this stunning dish. Can't wait to try it.

Spicie Foodie said...

WOW And drool! Everything looks so delicious. I will be trying the "Boxing Chicken" recipe, they sound delish. I love how well prepared you were and I think your party is a wonderful idea to spend time with your friends before the end of the year. Love your menues, too cute :)

Kim Beauchamp said...

Gorgeous! I thought your chicken was for Boxing Day (I have a lot of Canadian friends, so that's what came to mind first), but quickly realized the significance. Everything looks amazing on your table. What a lucky crowd to have visited your house!

Rose&Thorn said...

What a feast - I am drooling all over my desk! Lovely.

The Mom Chef said...

First ~ I need a walk through on how to push that chicken down because it looks really, really good and I want to make it.

Second ~ Oh....my.....gosh. I saw the lamb and forgot about everything else. My jaw dropped. Wow.

Third ~ Mmmmmmm....cheesecake.

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