Samsung Smart Oven: cook the perfect Chicken Barbecue in 12 minutes


Samsung Smart Oven barbecue
Samsung Smart Oven barbecue

Last weekend we had the opportunity to try cooking with the Samsung Smart Oven, a hybrid kitchen device that combines microwave functionality with your traditional convection oven.

This makes it ideal for quickly cooking thick meat like chicken barbecue.

Microwave + Convection Oven = Samsung Smart Oven

Chef Ernest Gala shows off the Samsung Smart Oven
Chef Ernest Gala shows off the Samsung Smart Oven

How does it work? Think of it this way. Normally you use a microwave oven to heat your food but you can also use it cook, say, chicken meat.

Since microwave cooks food by agitating water molecules in food, the result is evenly-cooked, tender meat.

However since the outer layers do not get exposed to fire or heating plates, it will not get the same brownish outer layer that a convection oven or a turbo broiler would give.

Gerry San Miguel (dude4food.blogspot.com) shows off his masterpiece
Gerry San Miguel (dude4food.blogspot.com) shows off his masterpiece

Alternatively you can use a traditional oven, a turbo broiler, or a grill to cook your meat.

However, since the food is heated from the outside you risk burning the skin while attempting to cook the insides of the meat.

In addition, it is difficult to control heat distribution in convection ovens and traditional grills, so some areas may end up being burned while other areas remain under-cooked.

The Samsung Smart Oven is a 2-in-1 device allowing you to microwave AND grill at the same time
The Samsung Smart Oven is a 2-in-1 device allowing you to microwave AND grill at the same time

Being a 2-in-1 device, the Samsung Smart Oven is essentially a microwave oven with heating plates just like what you would find in a convection oven.

It comes with a MICROWAVE+GRILL function that activates both the microwave function and the heating plates, allowing you to perform both functions at the same time using a single device.

Barbecue Chicken cooked with the Samsung Smart Oven is crisp on the outside and tender-juicy on the inside
Barbecue Chicken cooked with the Samsung Smart Oven is crisp on the outside and tender-juicy on the inside

The result is perfectly cooked chicken barbecue that is both juicy on the inside but evenly browned on the outside.

How cool is that?

Chicken Barbecue Recipe

If you want to try cooking your own chicken barbecue, simply follow the full recipe below.

You can also play the video to watch a demonstration by Chef Ernest Gala of GalaStars Culinary School.

GalaStars Chicken Barbecue

The main ingredients for chicken barbecue are: garlic, Kecap Manis, banana catsup, pepper, and of course, chicken
The main ingredients for chicken barbecue are: garlic, Kecap Manis, banana catsup, pepper, and of course, chicken

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 of 1 Whole Chicken (cut up 1 whole chicken into 4) – make 2 deep diagonal slashes on each chicken part. Prepare one pre-soaked in water 30 minutes. 1 bamboo barbecue stick; 1 paper plate or microwave safe platter to put up barbecue.
  • Rub chicken part with: (mix in a small bowl):
  • 1/4 cup banana catsup
  • 1 tbsp. each of Kechap Manis (Sweet Soy Sauce or use local Soy Sauce with 1 Tbsp. Molasses) and crushed garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper

Procedure:

  • Skewer chicken part in barbecue stick. Put on prepared plate skin side down.
  • Set Samsung Smart Oven on MICROWAVE+GRILL function. Time 7 minutes. Press start.
  • Invert chicken and set on MICROWAVE+GRILL function. Time 3 minutes.
  • Press GRILL function. Time 2 minutes (to give brown top).
  • Serve with vegetable corn muffin.
Jonel Uy (joneluy.com) prepares his chicken by covering it in marinade
Jonel Uy (joneluy.com) prepares his chicken by covering it in marinade

The Samsung Smart Oven retails for ~P14,999. Kain tayo!


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