"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.
1kg chicken drumettes, pushed up.
Peanut oil for deep frying
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 :)