Speaking of baking a chicken, the most important part (for the way I usually cook) is to make the right sauce.
So, I am going to show my favorite homemade sauce in this recipe.
1. 6 or 7 tbsp Brown/white sugar (I use brown sugar for the color)
2. Corn starch (used as a thickener of the sauce)
3. 2 tbsp Salt
4. 3 tbsp Vinegar
5. 2 tbsp soy sauce
6. Black pepper
7. Chilly powder
8. Cumin seeds
9. Sesame seeds
10.1 tbsp oil
11. One whole chicken (Or half)
Make corn syrup, which is easy and simple. Here is a short video online explaining the steps.
And here is my simplified version:
1. Put 7 tbsp brown sugar in a pan.
2. Pour in water just enough to cover the bottom of the pan. Wait for it to boil.
3. Mix 1 tbsp corn starch with around 5 tbsp water, and pour the mixture into the pan.
4. Stir for a while until you see the syrup form, which costs around 3 minutes.
And here is how it looks like:
Add other ingredients, including:
1. 2 tbsp Salt
2. 3 tbsp Vinegar
3. 2 tbsp soy sauce
4. Black pepper
5. Chilly powder
6. Cumin seeds
7. Sesame seeds
8. 1 tbsp oil
Spread the sauce over the chicken with hands or plastic warp.
(Now, if you like a crispy taste, pat flour onto the chicken.)
Then bake in oven for around one hour.
After one hour, take the chicken out.
(Based on my own experience, half a chicken like the one in the picture could serve two people, and a whole chicken would be enough for three.)
So...call your friend.