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Red Cooked Spiced Chicken

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A spicy but healthy Red Cooked Spiced Chicken recipe. The unusual addition of Szechwan peppercorns does work wonders on this Red Cooked Spiced Chicken dish. Do give it a try!
  Chicken spring 1
  Ginger root slice 2
  Scallion stalk 1
  Star anise 2
  Cinnamon stick 1⁄2
  Peppercorns 1 Tablespoon (Szechwan)
  Soy sauce 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sherry 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sesame oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Scallions 2

1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Slice ginger root and cut scallion stalk in two; place in chicken cavity.
2. Put star anise, cinnamon stick and Szechwan peppercorns on a square of cheesecloth. Gather up the corners and tie with thread.
3. In a large heavy pan, heat soy sauce, sherry and sesame oil. Add chicken and spice bag and simmer, covered, until nearly done, about 40 minutes. (Turn bird once or twice for even coloring.) Add sugar and simmer, covered, 5 minutes more.
4. Let bird cool slightly. With a cleaver, chop, bones and all, in 2-inch sections; or carve Western-style. Sliver remaining scallions; sprinkle over and serve.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1918 Calories from Fat 1242

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 142 g218.7%

Saturated Fat 33.4 g166.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 507.9 mg169.3%

Sodium 4638.2 mg193.3%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.6%

Sugars 17.3 g

Protein 113 g226.8%

Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 15.1%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 17.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Red Cooked Spiced Chicken Recipe