Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe 醬油雞
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Chinese
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Serves: 4
A simple and classic recipe for soy sauce chicken that you can make at home that you can easily make at home.
  • 4 pieces whole chicken legs
  • 1 cup of light soya sauce
  • 3 tablespoons dark Soya Sauce
  • ⅔ cup of sugar
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper.
  • 5-6 cloves of garlic sliced
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 10-12 thin slices of a large knob of ginger
  • ¾ cup of whiskey or Chinese cooking wine.
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 tsp of vegetable oil
  1. Prepare the garlic and ginger.
  2. Place all ingredients except the chicken in a pot large enough to just accommodate the chicken pieces in one layer.
  3. Bring the mix to a boil and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Place the chicken legs into the pot and turn up the heat for about 3-5 minutes to bring the pot to a low boil and return to low heat with the pot lid covered and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Flip the chicken pieces over after 20 minutes and the allow to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  6. Turn off the heat and let the chicken rest in the pot for 10 minutes, do not uncover the lid, before removing the chicken to a plate and allow to rest for 10 minutes before cutting and serving.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 4 Calories: 461 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 1g Sugar: 46g Sodium: 10210g Protein: 20 Cholesterol: 83g
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