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Braised Whole Chicken

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A very tasty Braised Whole Chicken dish. Once you try this Braised Whole Chicken dish you will soon find yourself cooking it again and again. Try it!
  Chicken 5 Pound (1 Piece)
  Scallion stalks 2
  Ginger root slices 3
  Oil 5 Tablespoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon

1. Wipe chicken with a damp cloth. Cut scallion stalks in 2-inch sections; slice ginger root.
2. Heat oil in a large heavy pan. Truss chicken and brown quickly on all sides.
3. Boil water and add to chicken, along with soy sauce, scallions and ginger. Bring quickly to a boil again; then simmer, covered, 30 minutes, turning bird once.
4. Add sherry and sugar and simmer, covered, 30 minutes more, turning bird once or twice for even coloring.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5031 Calories from Fat 2930

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 326 g502%

Saturated Fat 81.5 g407.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1519.5 mg506.5%

Sodium 8960.3 mg373.3%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.1 g8.4%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 468 g937%

Vitamin A 50.9% Vitamin C 10.6%

Calcium 29.8% Iron 116.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Braised Whole Chicken Recipe