|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 15g||19%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||18%|
|Total Carbohydrate 11g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 9g|
|Vitamin C 1mg||4%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This recipe for Cold Chicken is a family favorite. Incredibly simple to create, a whole chicken is boiled in a mixture of soy sauce before being garnished with sesame oil and scallions.
Gather the ingredients.
Place the chicken in a pot (it should fit fairly tightly).
Add the soy sauce, rock sugar or granulated sugar, star anise, ginger, and enough water to cover the chicken and bring to a rolling boil. Lower the heat and cook at a medium boil for 20 minutes, making sure to add boiling water as needed to keep the chicken covered.
Turn off the heat and cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid (use aluminum foil to help seal the pot if necessary). Let it cool completely in the covered pot. Remove the cooled chicken from the pot and drain. Do not discard the cooking liquid.
Using a cleaver or a large knife, cut the chicken into serving pieces. Arrange the pieces on a serving platter, skin-side up, so that it resembles a whole chicken.
Add 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Brush the sesame seed oil over the skin and sprinkle the scallion on top. Serve at room temperature or chilled if you like.