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Braised Whole Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 (4-5 pound) chicken
  • 2 Scallion stalks
  • 2 Or
  • 3 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 4 -(up to)
  • 5 tb Oil
  • 1 c Water
  • 1/2 c Soy sauce
  • 3 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Sugar


1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Cut scallion stalks in 2-inch sections;
slice ginger root.

2. Heat oil in a large heavy pan. Truss chicken and brown quickly on all

3. Boil water and add to chicken, along with soy sauce, scallions and
ginger. Bring quickly to a boil again; then simmer, covered, 30 minutes,
turning bird once.

4. Add sherry and sugar and simmer, covered, 30 minutes more, turning bird
once or twice for even coloring. VARIATION: Omit the scallions. In step 2,
add to the heated oil 2 cups onion, chopped; stir-fry until translucent and
remove. Heat more oil, if needed; add chicken and brown. Return onions when
adding other ingredients in step 3.

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