Making this chicken was an interesting adventure. But what venture into the kitchen isn't? Baby actually smoked the chicken in our smoker, which made it a little dry but the flavor was certainly good and worth trying again. The next time, we both agreed that instead, we'd like to adhere to the recipe which calls for roasting a whole bird in the oven; we used two frozen chicken breasts that we already had. However, the recipe does not list an oven temperature--let's say 400 degrees is a good bet. The best part was that we had all of the ingredients on hand and didn't have to leave the house on such a lazy afternoon. A quality tea is essential, I think, for this, and Samovar's Earl Grey Black was highly appropriate. Also, live a little and add more soy sauce and sesame oil than the recipe suggests. The preparation and ensuing method is very easy--and surely any guests you may have lingering about will find the exotic aromas, suggestive of old world tea merchants, to be most alluring, as they waft out of the kitchen.
After weathering a soul-shredding career as a theatrical agent that lasted entirely too long, Mr. Sherwood left his stable of actors from the stage and screen and went on to pursue his literary aspirations. He is currently the dining editor for Next magazine (nextmagazine.com) where he writes a weekly restaurant review column which also features Manhattan's best food and drink recipes from the finest chef's and bartenders on the island. In 2010 he was published in Foodista’s Best of Food Blogs Cookbook. He toiled as web editor for industry leader Interior Design magazine for several years and has also written for New York magazine, Travel & Leisure and Woman’s Day.
A proud graduate of the University of New Hampshire, one of the nation’s top drinking schools, Mr. Sherwood also studied voice and theater abroad at Regent’s College, in London’s historic Regent’s Park, and at the Royal Academy of Music. He spent a year at Hunter College in Manhattan.
Mr. Sherwood recently published his first novel, the pale of memory, available on Amazon.com, BarnesAndNoble.com, and iUniverse.com. He is in the midst of writing a second.
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