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Basic Braised Chicken

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This Basic Braised Chicken is a classic hearty Chinese dish. I have listed step by step instructions on how to make this Basic Braised Chicken dish to help you out. Let nothing stop you!
  Spring chicken 1
  Scallion stalks 2
  Fresh ginger root slices 3
  Oil 4 Tablespoon
  Sherry 3 Tablespoon
  Soy sauce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Tablespoon
  Chinese parsley 1 Tablespoon

1. With a cleaver, chop chicken in 1 1/2 to 2-inch sections. Trim scallion stalk and slice ginger root.
2. Heat oil in a large heavy pan and brown chicken sections quickly.
3. Add sherry, soy sauce, water, salt, scallions and ginger root. Bring to a boil; then simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Add sugar and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes more.
5. Transfer chicken sections to a serving bowl. Strain sauce and pour over. Garnish with Chinese parsley and serve.

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