Monday, May 6, 2013

Honey Sesame Roasted Chicken

I am not very well since a few weeks ago, suffering from gastric issue. On top of that, I had bad headache for 1 week plus that making me feel even more sick. To make me feel even more down, one of my dept gal who worked under me for 6 years tendered her resignation :(. Thus during this period, I was really not in good mood of blogging....

I never have gastric problem in the entire of my life until 2 months+ ago, the 1st time I got gastric pain. I never skip any meal, in fact I eat many meals in a day, normally my stomach will not go empty for more than 3 hours lol. Not sure is it cos of drinking coffee? It may be coincidence but I started to drink coffee about the same period, may be a month before I started to have gastric problem.

My gastric issue was quite bad. For 1st time when I got it, I didn't feel much gastric pain but will vomit out almost after each meal, it was just like morning sickness until I almost thought that I was pregnant lol. It got better after medication and I reduced my coffee intake. Then after a few weeks, I got it again but this time round, I can feel the pain. And the same thing, I will vomit out every meal. For this time round, even Dr almost wanted me to do the pregnancy test hahaha.... Dr suggested that if I still didn't get any better, is better to go for endoscopy :(.

I have baked this dish twice. 1st time I had a little guest, dear daughter's schoolmate, stayed back for dinner, she requested for 2nd serving and even told dear daughter that the chicken is very delicious. 2nd time when I cooked this, dear daughter finished 2.5 pieces of the chicken maryland lol.

Recipe adapted from Jessie's Cooking Moment and Min's blog.

5 chicken maryland
5 tbsp light soy sauce
5 tbsp worcestershire sauce
5 tbsp honey
8 cloves garlic, crushed
5 tbsp Water
pepper to Taste
2 tsp 2hite sesame seeds, toasted

1. Make a few cuts on the chicken maryland or prick the maryland with a skewer. Pour all the seasonings on the chicken & marinate for at least 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 190C, place the chicken on the baking tray, skin facing up. Bake for 15 mins and remove from oven.
3. Brush both side of chicken with honey and bake for 15 mins, remove from oven, turn the chicken and brush with honey and bake until golden brown. 
4. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.

1. If you want to replace the worcestershire sauce with cooking wine, please reduce the honey by about 1/2tbsp.

Optional Ingredients:
2 medium sweet potatoes, sliced
4 potatoes, sliced
olive oil
salt & pepper to taste
dried/fresh mixed herbs

1. Place the sweet potatoes & potatoes onto the baking pan in a single layer.  Drizzle with oil, add salt & pepper to taste.  Add the mixed herbs. 
2. Place the chicken maryland on top of the vegetable and pour in the marinade. Cook in the 190C preheated oven until the chicken marylands are golden or cooked through.

This dish is delicious, the kids especially like it a lot. I love the sweet potatoes and potatoes too, but make sure must bake until soft.  


  1. Oh dear, better stop taking coffee & sleep early if you can. My old issue has also come back & had to see doctor today to get some medicine. I have ulceractive colitis, colon infection(8cm long) that causes bleeding & abnormal motion routine. I have to do colonoscopy once every 5 years to prevent cancer. Sounds scary hoh? From now on I have to go to sleep earlier. Your roasted chicken look delicious. Love the golden colour! This week I'm also going to release a roasted chicken dish, can exchange next time!

  2. These chicken legs look finger licking good!

  3. Hi hi Jess,
    Hope your are getting better by now!
    Sometimes when there is a lots of little this and that happens in life it is quite stress out. Me too will feel no mood to blog :p

    Oh!!! Your honey sesame roasted chicken looks super YUM! This is my family's favourite too. Thumbs up and toes up for you...LOL

    Just yesterday I tried Nami's honey soy sauce chicken. It is very yum too. Will post soon : )
    Take care friend ^_^

  4. Jess, health care is more important than everything。
    Do take good care of yourself and have a good rest if still not feeling well

    I also want to become your little guest and enjoy this yummy rosted chicken, ha ha

  5. Jess, I'm sorry to hear that ur not feeling well. Grastric can sometimes due to stress and anxiety. ... Maybe u have overloaded work after ur colleague resigned.

    Anyway, back to this delicious dish...looks perfectly cooked...I want to mark this down for an easy dinner night...thanks for sharing

  6. Jess, don't wait! Better go for an endoscopy to check the reasons of vomiting.
    By the way, I like this roasted chicken, look really delicious!

  7. I think you better go for the check-up to find out what's wrong with u body.
    I love chicken, all kind of chicken :)

  8. Hi Jess,

    Hope that you are feeling better now. If not, better to have a thorough checkup than to be too late to fix the problem...

    Btw, your roasted chicken look delicious.


  9. I love baked chicken dishes so this is perfect! I hope you're feeling better now because your gastric sounds quite severe! And I think it is most likely linked to the coffee because I've gastric pains too and one of the things I have to avoid is caffeine and alcohol.

  10. wow these look seriously delicious and fingerlicking!

  11. I hope by now you are getting better, take good care of yourself , health is more important than anything else.
    This roast chicken is quick to prepare and taste yummy ..

  12. hi jess, me too had this problem months ago and i did endoscopy. It is much better now, doc says it is acid reflux but on and off i do still get it and have to take controloc. It will take some time to see what sort of food that you cant tolerate, hope you get well soon.

  13. Beautiful colour, mine always end up "ah bu nak nak" colour!

  14. Can I know what is chicken Maryland? Thank you

    1. Maryland - is the leg and thigh section of a chicken. The chicken part that shown in the above food photos is chicken maryland. or you may refer to here :

      Actually you can use chicken thigh or even chicken wing, I have done that b4 as well.

  15. hi just wondering if ur gastric prob has been solved. frm ur symptoms it sounds to me like u have dental filling made of mercury. do you? Sab


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