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Braised Black Mushroom Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 10 -(up to)
  • 15 Dried black mushrooms
  • 1 (3-lb) chicken
  • 4 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Sugar
  • 2 -(up to)
  • 3 tb Oil
  • 2 c Water
  • 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1 ds Pepper


1. Soak dried mushrooms.

2. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth and disjoint. Combine soy sauce, sherry
and sugar.

3. Heat oil in a large heavy pan. Brown chicken quickly. Then stir in
soy-sherry mixture. Reduce heat and cook, covered, 5 minutes, turning
pieces once.

4. Boil water separately. Add to chicken, along with mushrooms, salt and
pepper. Bring to a boil again; then simmer, covered, until done (35 to 40
minutes). VARIATIONS:

1. For the water, substitute stock.

2. Omit the water. Increase the soy sauce and sherry to 1/2 cup each and
the sugar to 1 tablespoon. Add with the other ingredients after chicken is
browned; and simmer, covered, about 40 minutes.

3. In step 3, add to heated oil 2 slices ginger root, crushed; and 1
scallion stalk, cut in 2-inch sections. Stir-fry a minute; then add chicken
and brown.

4. In step 3, after browning chicken, add the soaked mushrooms and 1/2 cup
bamboo shoots, sliced. Stir-fry to coat with oil; then continue with steps
3 and 4.

5. In step 4, add with the mushrooms, 10 Chinese red dates.

6. During the last 10 minutes of cooking, add 1/4 cup fresh green peas.

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