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Red-Cooked Spiced Chicken

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Category: Poultry

 Ingredients List

  • 1 Spring chicken
  • 2 sl Fresh ginger root
  • 1 Scallion stalk
  • 2 Cloves star anise
  • 1/2 Stick cinnamon
  • 1 tb Szechwan peppercorns
  • 1/4 c Soy sauce
  • 1/4 c Sherry
  • 1/4 c Sesame oil
  • 1 tb Sugar
  • 2 Scallions


1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Slice ginger root and cut scallion stalk
in two; place in chicken cavity.

2. Put star anise, cinnamon stick and Szechwan peppercorns on a square of
cheesecloth. Gather up the corners and tie with thread.

3. In a large heavy pan, heat soy sauce, shcrry and sesame oil. Add chicken
and spice bag and simmer, covered, until nearly done, about 40 minutes.
(Turn bird once or twice for even coloring.) Add sugar and simmer, covered,
5 minutes more.

4. Let bird cool slightly. With a cleaver, chop, bones and all, in 2-inch
sections; or carve Western-style. Sliver remaining scallions; sprinkle over
and serve. VARIATION: At the beginning of step 3, add 1 piece dried
tangerine peel (soaked).

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