White Cut Chicken

White Cut Chicken is an adaptation of a traditional Chinese recipe. It may be accompanied by Sesame Seed Salad or served as part of a Chinese meal.


2 pints chicken stock

1 tablespoon dry sherry

2 fl. oz. plus

1 tablespoon soy sauce

4 spring onions , trimmed and cut into

1-inch lengths

1-inch piece fresh root ginger, peeled and sliced

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1×4 lb. chicken, oven-ready

Place the stock, sherry, 1 tablespoon of the soy sauce, .the spring onions , ginger, sugar and salt in a large saucepan. Place the pan over high heat and bring the liquid to the boil. Reduce the heat to low and add the chicken. Cover the pan and simmer the chicken for 30 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 2 hours or until the chicken has cooled completely. Remove the chicken from the pan and discard the cooking juices. Remove and discard the skin from the chicken and cut the flesh into 2-inch pieces.

Transfer the chicken pieces to a serving dish. Pour the remaining soy sauce into a bowl. Serve the chicken imme-diately, accompanied by the soy sauce.

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