White Cut Chicken

Chinese white chicken
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  • Total: 5 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This popular Chinese dish is quite easy to make. To add a bit of color, try garnishing the cut chicken with Green Onion Brushes before serving.

What You'll Need

  • 2.5 pounds chicken
  • 3 Spring onions (green onions, scallions)
  • 1 Large ginger, sliced
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 1 cup Shaoshing wine*
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt 

How to Make It

  1. Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat dry. Trim any extra fat.
  2. In a large saucepan, add enough water to cover the chicken. Add the spring onions, ginger, garlic, Shaoshing wine, and sea salt. Bring to a boil.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes, then place the chicken in the stock. Bring back to a boil and simmer for another 15 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat off, cover, and let the chicken sit in the stock for 4 - 5 hours. Serves 4.
  1. Cut up the chicken. Serve with red vinegar, such as Pun Chun.
  2. *Shaoshing wine is Chinese rice wine. If not available, pale dry sherry (not cooking sherry) can be substituted.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
780 Calories
38g Fat
18g Carbs
77g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)