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Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts And Lettuce

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Yummy Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts is an exquisite and well flavored chicken preparation that you wouldn't wanna miss! This delicious dish is the stuff meant for kings!! You really need to try this wonderful recipe for Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts.
  Chestnuts/5 ounce dried chestnuts 10 Ounce
  Chicken 2 Pound (1 Bird)
  Oil 5 Cup (80 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Rice wine/Dry sherry 1 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 5 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Ginger slices 2
  Green onions 4 , chopped in 2-inch lengths
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cornstarch 2 Teaspoon
  Water 4 Teaspoon
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Lettuce leaves 4

If using dried chestnuts, soak in warm water 8 hours.
To remove shell and skin from fresh chestnuts, use a sharp paring knife to score an X on each side of the chestnut shell.
Drop scored chestnuts in a small saucepan of boiling water and boil 2 minutes to soften shell.
Drain and cool slightly.
While chestnuts are still warm, peel off hard shell and furry inner skin.
Use a cleaver to chop chicken into 2-inch square pieces.
Pat chicken dry with a paper towel.
Heat 5 cups oil in a wok over high heat to 350°F (175°C).
Reduce heat to medium.
Carefully lower chicken pieces into hot oil with a slotted metal spoon.
Deep-fry half the chicken pieces 2 minutes or until golden.
Remove chicken with slotted spoon, draining well over wok; set aside.
Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
Remove oil from wok.
Place fried chicken and chestnuts in a medium saucepan.
Add wine, soy sauce, sugar, ginger root, green onions and water; stir to mix.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low and cook 30 to 40 minutes until only 1/3 cup of liquid remains.
Remove green onions and ginger root.
Dissolve cornstarch in water to make a paste.
Add to saucepan and stir until sauce thickens slightly.
Stir in 1 tablespoon oil.
Serve chicken and sauce on a small platter garnished with lettuce.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3705 Calories from Fat 2107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 236 g363.4%

Saturated Fat 46.5 g232.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 607.8 mg202.6%

Sodium 4838.9 mg201.6%

Total Carbohydrates 185 g61.8%

Dietary Fiber 17.5 g70%

Sugars 47.7 g

Protein 199 g398.5%

Vitamin A 115.6% Vitamin C 48.8%

Calcium 16% Iron 55.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts And Lettuce Recipe