Angelica Roasted Chicken (当归烤鸡)

Angelica Sinensis is one of the commonly used Chinese herbs in traditional Chinese medicines. It is often referred to as the "female ginseng." Angelica is described as a herb with "an affinity for the female constitution". It is good for treating anemia and weak glands, regulating monthly periods, correcting hot flashes and vaginal spasms (PMS), and assisting women through the difficult transition of menopause. It is never given to women during pregnancy.
Source: Holistic Online, Herb Information

I do not know how to use it as medicine, I bought a packet of sliced angelica sinensis's root few weeks ago for culinary purpose. It is usually added in soup or stew, I used it for bak kut teh the other day. I grew up with this herb and like its distinctive aroma in the soup.

Last night used it in different way... angelica (当归 - say "dang gui") roasted chicken (烤鸡 - say "kao ji"). Pounded the angelica together with garlic, ginger and pinch of sea salt, then used the paste to marinate chicken for 2 hours before roasting. The aromas of the angelica and chicken filled the house once I opened the oven door.

This is my entry for WHB, it is over at Morsels & Musings place this week the round up is available here.

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5 comments to “Angelica Roasted Chicken (当归烤鸡)”
Anna said...

i love learning about interesting herbs and spices. i have never known that you can use angelica root in this way and i am so pleased to read your post. this is what WHB is all about - sharing what is common to us but which might be exotic to others.

Kalyn said...

Woo Hoo. A brand new herb that I've never heard of or seen. I love it when that happens. Sounds quite interesting. Wish I could taste it.

Lydia said...

anna & kalyn, thanks for dropping by. This is a very popular and inexpensive (compared to ginseng)chinese herb available in almost all chinese medical halls. Usually we use it together with other herbs.

Helene said...

Interesting info. But since chinese medical halls are far away, I have to look for a substitute. Have you an idea?
Your blogs great by the way. :))

Lydia said...

hi helene, am not sure if there is any substitutes for the angelica root.

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