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A1 Emperor Herbs Chicken

Few days ago I baked 7 pieces chicken whole leg with A1 brand Emperor Herbs.I used the last package of this herbs which I bought in Queen,NY.I also bought few packet of A1 Brand Emperor Herbs Chicken Spices with me when I was in Malaysia.There is 3 ways of cooking this chicken.Usually,whole chicken used for this herbs but I prefer whole leg .The reason,I don't have to chop whole leg like whole chicken!!.Too busy raking and cleaning my backyard,no time to prepare food with nice presentation..Well...
This pix is the finish product of my Emperor Chicken.I add extra Chinese herbs as you can see in my pix on top of A1 brand spices.As usually,I like my food taste stronger.
This is A1 Emperor Herbs ..That $1.75 is USD not RM!!lol!
7 pc whole chicken leg
1 pack/bag Emperor Chicken Herb spice
2-4 pc Radix Astragali (Bei Qi)
2-4 oz Gojiberry (Gou Qi Zi)
2-4 oz Solomon Seal Rhizome (Yu Zhu)
3 pc Chinese Angelica Root(Dong Qui)
1 tbsp salt
1 cup water
1:Clean and slit some part of whole leg in a large bowl.Pour the herbs spices and salt onto the chicken ,mixed well.Seasoning for 30 minutes .
2:Preheat oven at 370 F.Prepare aluminium foil on baking deep tray and place the seasoning whole leg onto it.Wash all the herbs with cold water.Lay all the wash herbs on the chicken as shown above.Pour the water onto the chicken carefully.Wrapped aluminum foil tightly all end .
3:Baked for 1 hour or until tender.Serve warm with white rice.
You can omit the extra herbs if you have don't like stronger flavour.I like my chicken slightly soupy bcoz Mishu like to drink Chinese herbal soup.



Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 1:49 AM

Oh..this is very nice..used to cook it sons love it...use to call it beggar's chicken too...sometimes I used only the fresh herbs bought from chinese medical shops...steamed the herbs with a little chinese rice wine..then add to the season chicken....and steamed the chicken wrapped in foil in a pressure cooker....faster this way too...will post up when i cook it...later....A1 brand is not bad..i like the A1 pack of wet curry chicken spices...too.

Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 1:30 PM

Actually you are using the oven to steam your chicken when you sealed the alum. foil. Good thing about this is you will get the soup. :)

Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 2:50 PM

Beachlover, thanks for sharing this recipe. I will try it and hopefully my gwai lo husband won't find it too strong of herbs!

Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 10:02 PM

I made this once but mine turn out dry because I bake them in the oven with very little liquid. Next time I will either steam it or put more water before baking them. Like Mishu I too like lots of soup in this dish :)

Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 10:09 PM

A1 brand sounds good. my mom use to make some dish with it last time . the cheese bar looks fantastic , the
light dust of powdered sugar make it
so elegant .

Anonymous said...
April 28, 2008 at 11:29 PM

Yay yay, I usually steam this :) Very nice.

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2008 at 12:57 AM

I think I'm going to grab a packet of that mix during my next grocery trip!

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2008 at 1:08 AM

Oh, I love this dish. Will grab a packet the next time I go grocery shopping.

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2008 at 2:20 AM

oh! really,this dish also called Begger chick?.Yes,I hear ppls talk about begger chicken but too bad,I don't have the chance to try a famous Begger chicken when I was in time I will try to use pressure cooker.oh!! I didn't get AI pack spices!All I get is Brahim spices.

Yes,I bake/steam in oven.Since our weather is still cooling ,the heat from oven can heat up the house too!!.Heating oil is too expensive,but my oven use propane compare with other who use electric.

Thanks for dropping by:)
My kwai loh hubby who are not a fan of chinese herbs eat this dish too,to my surprise.

Gert,I baked once b4 but find it's too dry,so this time I add water.Mishu wanna the soup with her rice.

Thank you for dropping by:))
I'm glad you appreciated my cheese cake

I guess you like steam:)

Oh!pls grab more than a pack,to spare in your pantry.

ling passion:
I know Msian like to use their own mix herbs when making this dish.I guess ready herb are easier for us to cook.

Anonymous said...
April 29, 2008 at 9:13 AM

this look delicious, I did a similar dish before, the beggar chicken!

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Hi!! My name is Lesley and I'm a simple SAHM(stay at home mom) who currantly live in Long Island,New York with my daughter Mishu and hubby Eliot .I'm Malaysian who live in US and A for many many moon and I'm also a person who love to eat, cook and bake. If you have any suggestions ,questions or comments please feel free to email me at beachlover1917(at)yahoo(dot)com. To know more about my life or my kitchen you can always hop over to my other 2 blog.