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soy sauce chicken

Recipe by
barbara lentz
beulah, MI

This chicken is so flavorful and tender. Serve with rice with sauce drizzled over all.

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 5 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For soy sauce chicken

  • 4 lb
    whole chicken
  • 1 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 c
    dark soy sauce
  • 1 c
    shaoxing wine or dry sherry
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
    fennel seeds
  • 3
    whole star anise
  • 1 Tbsp
    roasted szechuan peppercorns.
  • 1
    thick slice ginger peeled
  • 10 clove
    garlic sliced
  • 1 stick
  • 4 c
  • cilantro for garnish

How To Make soy sauce chicken

  • 1
    Place all ingredients except chicken and cilantro in a large pot. Bring it to a boil.
  • 2
    Rinse the chicken in cool water and pat dry. Place the chicken in the boiling liquid breast side down. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • 3
    Cover the pan and vent it a bit. Simmer the chicken for 1 hour turning every 15 minutes. Remove the chicken from the liquid. Place chicken on a carving board. Strain the liquid and discard any solids. Place the liquid in a pan and bring to a boil. Reduce the liquid for 15 minutes. Serve with the chicken Garnish the chicken with cilantro.

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