Rose Wine Spring Chicken

Rose Wine Spring Chicken, also known as “Mei Gui Lu Ji,” is a celebrated zi char delicacy cherished for its exquisite blend of flavors and tender texture. This dish features young spring chicken marinated in fragrant rose wine and a mix of complementary spices, then expertly roasted to perfection. The infusion of rose wine imparts a unique floral aroma, while the roasting process ensures the meat remains succulent and flavorful. Loved for its delicate yet rich taste, Rose Wine Spring Chicken has garnered a well-deserved reputation as a sought-after zi char favorite, offering a delightful fusion of aromatics and tastes that captivates diners time and again. 

Why Do People Like Rose Wine Spring Chicken

Rose Wine Spring Chicken has gained popularity in Singapore and beyond due to its unique flavour profile, which combines the sweetness of rose wine with savoury chicken and a blend of spices. The result is a refreshing and satisfying taste that appeals to many.

The versatility of this dish is also a major draw. It can be served as a standalone main course or added to a salad or sandwich, making it an ideal choice for any meal of the day. What’s more, its ease of preparation makes it a hit among home cooks who want to create an impressive dish without spending hours in the kitchen.

What You Need For Your Rose Wine Spring Chicken:

Making Rose Wine Spring Chicken yourself

If you’re making this dish yourself, here’s a recipe that you can try out. 


  • 1 whole spring chicken 
  • 1/2 cup rose wine 
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce 
  • 1/4 cup oyster sauce 
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic 
  • 1 tablespoon minced ginger 
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil 
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 1 tablespoon water

Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 1 hour
Servings: 2-3 

How To Cook Gongbao Chicken with Cashew Nut

Step 1

In a large bowl, mix together the rose wine, soy sauce, oyster sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, black pepper, and salt.

Step 2

Add the chicken to the bowl and toss to coat the chicken evenly with the marinade. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Remove the chicken from the marinade and place it in a roasting pan.

Step 4

Roast the chicken for about 1 hour, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Baste the chicken with the remaining marinade every 20 minutes.

Step 5

Once cooked, remove the chicken from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before carving.

Step 6

In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water. Add the cornstarch mixture to the remaining marinade and stir to combine. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens.

Step 7

Serve the chicken with the thickened sauce on the side.

Serving Rose Wine Spring Chicken with Other Dishes 

Rose Wine Spring Chicken can be paired with a variety of side dishes, such as roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, or a simple green salad. For a complete meal, try serving it with some steamed rice and a refreshing cucumber salad.

Nutritional/Health Benefits

  1. Lean Protein Source: Spring chicken is inherently lower in fat compared to more mature chickens, making it a lean source of protein that supports muscle maintenance, growth, and overall body function. 
  2. Essential Amino Acids: Chicken is rich in essential amino acids, which are the building blocks of proteins necessary for various bodily functions, including immune support and tissue repair. 
  3. Rose Wine Infusion: The use of rose wine in the marinade not only imparts a unique and delicate flavor but also introduces antioxidants present in wine, such as resveratrol, which may have potential health benefits. 
  4. Flavorful Spices: The combination of spices used in the marinade can contribute not only to the taste but also to potential health benefits, as some spices are known for their anti-inflammatory and digestive properties. 
  5. Low Carbohydrate: Rose Wine Spring Chicken is relatively low in carbohydrates, which can be beneficial for those aiming to manage their carbohydrate intake. 
  6. Vitamins and Minerals: Chicken is a good source of B vitamins like niacin, which supports energy metabolism, and minerals like phosphorus, which is important for bone health. 
  7. Delicate Cooking Method: Roasting the chicken helps retain its natural flavors and juices without excessive use of fats, making it a healthier cooking method compared to deep-frying. 
  8. Balanced Meal Component: When paired with a variety of vegetables or whole grains, Rose Wine Spring Chicken can be part of a balanced meal, providing a combination of protein, vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients. 
  9. Culinary Experience: The aroma and taste of the dish can enhance the overall dining experience, potentially leading to mindful eating and a sense of satisfaction. 

Visit Lao Li Da Pai Dang for an authentic zi char experience 

The above recipe is just one of the many ways to making this dish. 

If you’re looking to enjoy delicious Rose Wine Spring Chicken without all the hassle and preparation time, while discovering a unique version that our customers can’t get enough of, then come on down to our restaurant for an enjoyous dine-in or takeaway, and experience it for yourself, only at Lao Li Da Pai Dang!

Whether you’re in the mood for this, or wish to explore other dishes, our extensive zi char menu promises to delight at every turn. At Lao Li Da Pai Dang, the warm and inviting ambience, coupled with attentive service, creates a family-friendly and inclusive atmosphere that only adds to the enjoyment whenever you visit and dine with us. 

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