Set cream cheese out to soften. Mince onion, mince peeled garlic cloves, and dice ginger. Place in a medium-size bowl.
The warming spices of this marinated roast chicken, alongside the cooling cucumber-carrot slaw, gives this dish a perfect yin-yang balance. The vertical-roasting method is ideal for cooking both light and dark meat, allowing the chicken to come out moist and tender every time—no basting required!