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How to Make Soy Sauce Chicken

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For the chicken
  Chicken 4 Pound, washed, rinsed and split in half
  Soy sauce 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Star anise 5 (or star anise powder- 1 teaspoon)
  Ginger slices 4
  Water 4 Cup (64 tbs)
For soy glaze
  Soy sauce 2 Tablespoon
  Sesame oil 1 Tablespoon
  Honey 1 Tablespoon (Optional)

1. Split the chicken in half and place it flat on a chopping board, skin side up and poke it randomly with a fork.
2. In a small bowl, add soy sauce with sesame oil for glaze, add honey if using mix well and set aside.
3. Preheat the oven to 375 F.

4. Place the chicken in a large pot, skin side up and add ginger slices, star anise, soy sauce, salt and water. Check that the water covers the chicken, add more if needed.
5. Set the pot on high heat and bring to a boil, continue to boil for 3 to 5 minutes.
6. Turn off the heat and let the chicken cool completely in the stock.
7. Once the chicken cools, place it on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 20 to 30 minutes.
8. Remove the chicken and brush it with soy glaze.
9. Raise oven heat to 400 to 425 F and bake the chicken for 10 to 15 minutes more.

10. Carve and serve the Soy Sauce Chicken hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
The chef here has prepared Chinese style soy sauce chicken. This is an excellent baked chicken recipe, wonderfully flavored with soy sauce, ginger and star anise powder. Finally the chicken is glazed with a soy glaze for a wonderful color and flavor!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 945 Calories from Fat 495

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 55 g84.5%

Saturated Fat 14.9 g74.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 303.9 mg101.3%

Sodium 4796.4 mg199.9%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.5%

Dietary Fiber 0.62 g2.5%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 97 g194.3%

Vitamin A 9.6% Vitamin C 0.28%

Calcium 8.9% Iron 31.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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