Beggar's Chicken

Beggar's Chicken
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  • 55 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This recipe for beggar's chicken, reprinted with permission from Madame Wong's Long-life Chinese Cookbook, is a surefire hit that bursts with flavor and protein.

What You'll Need

  • 1 2 1/2 - 3-pound chicken
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice
  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 Scallion (green onion, spring onion), chopped fine
  • 4 ounces pork, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon sherry
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ounces preserved Yunnan cabbage, julienne

How to Make It

  1. Rub cleaned chicken with salt. Rub ginger juice inside the chicken. Set aside.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in the wok. Stir-fry scallion. Add pork. Stir on high heat. Add sherry, soy sauce, and sugar. Remove to bowl.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoons more oil in the wok. Stir-fry cabbage. Pour in the meat mixture. Stir-fry 1 minute. (Add more sugar if desired).
  4. Stuff meat mixture into chicken. Wrap in foil and place in pan.
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Bake chicken 1 hour. Then turn heat to 400 F and bake 15 more minutes.
  2. Remove foil. Remove stuffing from chicken to platter. Cut chicken into bite-sized pieces. Arrange on top of stuffing. Serve hot.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 870
Total Fat 49 g
Saturated Fat 14 g
Unsaturated Fat 20 g
Cholesterol 309 mg
Sodium 1,685 mg
Carbohydrates 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 98 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)