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Beggar's Chicken

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  Broiler chicken/Fryer chicken 4 Pound (1 Whole)
  Soy sauce 6 1⁄2 Tablespoon, divided
  Vegetable oil 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Dry sherry 2 1⁄2 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Chinese five spice powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Green onions 4 , finely chopped
  Ginger piece 1 , pared and thinly sliced (Fresh)
  All purpose flour 4 Cup (64 tbs)
  Salt 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Rinse chicken and pat dry with paper towels.
Place chicken on large piece of greased extra-wide heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Rub or brush with 1/2 tablespoons of the soy sauce.
Rub or brush completely with oil.
Pull skin at the neck end under chicken and secure with small skewer.
Tuck wing tips under chicken.
Combine remaining 4 tablespoons soy sauce, the sherry, sugar, five-spice powder, onions and ginger in small bowl.
Pour mixture into cavity of chicken, tipping chicken up slightly so mixture does not run out.
Secure tail end of chicken with small skewers.
Wrap foil around chicken, sealing securely.
Combine flour and salt in large bowl.
Gradually mix in enough water to make a firm dough.
Roll out dough on lightly floured work surface until about 1/4 inch thick.
Dough should be large enough to completely cover chicken.
Place foil-wrapped chicken onto center of dough.
Fold dough around chicken, pressing edges together to seal tightly.
Place dough-wrapped chicken in well-greased 13x9x2-inch baking dish.
Bake chicken in preheated 450°F oven 1 hour.
Reduce oven temperature to 300°F.
Bake 2 1/2 hours more.
Remove chicken from oven.
Using mallet or hammer, break pastry.
Remove chicken and place on serving plate (discard pastry).
Carefully remove foil and skewers.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 362 Calories from Fat 233

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 26 g39.9%

Saturated Fat 6.9 g34.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 113.4 mg37.8%

Sodium 584.7 mg24.4%

Total Carbohydrates 2 g0.6%

Dietary Fiber 0.22 g0.87%

Sugars 0.7 g

Protein 29 g57.4%

Vitamin A 7.4% Vitamin C 7.1%

Calcium 2.1% Iron 8.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Beggar's Chicken Recipe