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  • Serves: 1 Chicken

Red-Cooked Chicken

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Category: Poultry, Chinese

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Whole chicken
  • 2 c Soy sauce
  • 2 c Dark soy sauce
  • 6 oz Dry sherry
  • 6 cl Garlic
  • 3 Scallions, in 1" lengths
  • Water to cover 3/4
  • -of the way
  • 1 tb Cornstarch
  • 4 ts Water
  • Sesame oil


Wash chicken and pat dry. Combine next 5 ingredients. Bring to a
boil. Add chicken and water. Lower heat and let simmer at lowest heat
for 45 min, turning occasionally. After 45 min, turn chicken breast
side down and let steep for 1/2 hour. Remove chicken, disjoint, and
arrange on a platter.

Strain and defat liquid. Reserve all but 3 c for another use. Bring
liquid to a boil and reduce by half. Add cornstarch mixed with water.
Cook until thickened. Taste for seasoning, correcting with salt as
necessary. Pour sauce over chicken and flick a few drops of sesame
oil over the top. Serve hot or cold.

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