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Crisp Skin Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Chicken (2-1/2 lb)
  • 1 tb Vinegar
  • 2 tb Soy sauce
  • 2 tb Honey
  • 1 tb Sherry
  • 1 ts Molasses (treacle)
  • 2 tb All-purpose flour
  • 1 ts Salt
  • Peanut oil for deep frying


1 tb Ground cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground ginger
1/4 ts Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 ts Salt

1 tb Salt
1/2 tb Freshly ground black pepper

See "Chinese Menu Suggestion #4" for other recipes for complete dinner.

Put the chicken in a large saucepan and add boiling water to come halfway
up the sides of the chicken. Cover tightly and simmer until just tender,
about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Drain, rinse under cold water and dry with
kitchen paper. Mix together the vinegar, soy sauce, honey, sherry and
treacle (molasses). Brush this all over the chicken and then hang the
chicken in an airy place to dry, for about 30 minutes. Brush over the
remaining soy sauce mixture and hang again for 20-30 minutes. Mix the flour
and salt together and rub well into the chicken skin. Fry in deep hot
peanut oil until golden and crisp. Drain well on absorbent kitchen paper.
Chop the chicken into 8 pieces and serve warm with the following dips:

Cinnamon Dip: Mix together, place in a small saucepan and heat until very
hot, stirring constantly.

Pepper and Salt Dip: Mix together, place in a small saucepan and heat,
stirring constantly, until the salt begins to brown.

Hoi Sin Sauce: Guests dip the pieces of chicken into the dips which are
served separately in small bowls.

Note: As this dish is eaten with the fingers, place finger bowls of
cold water on the table.

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