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Shanghai Drunken Chicken

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In this video, I will show you how to make Shanghai Drunken Chicken. I used a recipe that I got from the internet. Have fun in the kitchen and enjoy!
  Chicken whole 1 Medium
  Salt 2 Tablespoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  White pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon, ground
  Ginger 1⁄2 Ounce, thinly sliced
  Green onions 6 Medium, sliced lengthwise (Only the white part is used)
  Rice wine 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Chinese rice wine used)
  White sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)

1. Mix the salt with both the peppers and spread it on the whole chicken and let it sit for about an hour.

2. In a large pot bring 6 cups of water to a boil, add the green onion bottoms and the ginger along with the chicken (whole). Make sure there is enough water to cover the chicken and let it boil. Lower the heat to a bear simmer and simmer for about 10 minutes.
3. After the chicken simmers for 10 minutes, lift the chicken out of the simmering water carefully and make sure that the stock from the cavity of the chicken empties back into the pot.
4. Do that a couple of times. After 10 minutes, cover, turn off the heat, and allow the chicken to poach undisturbed until the water cools almost to room temperature. This may take a couple of hours. And no matter how curious you are do not open the lid.
5. After the chicken reaches room temperature, take it out of the stock and cut it into pieces. (You can store the stock for later use in the refrigerator).
6. Save 3/4 of a cup to 1 cup of the chicken stock and combine it with the sugar and the rice wine. Add salt if required as per your taste.
7. In a container put the chicken pieces and pour the marinade over it and let it sit in the refrigerator at least overnight before you serve.

8. Serve the chicken cold with steamed rice or congee.

Recipe Summary

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Main Dish
Gourmet delight. This video prepares a classic Chinese dish from Shanghai. Made from chicken poached in rice wine and served cold. The chicken in this dish is juicy and tender with authentic Asian taste. Serve in with a bowl of soup and you'll will be transported to the taste of far east.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 558 Calories from Fat 250

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 28 g42.6%

Saturated Fat 7.9 g39.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 167.5 mg55.8%

Sodium 2102.5 mg87.6%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 0.58 g2.3%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 51 g102.5%

Vitamin A 14.6% Vitamin C 9.5%

Calcium 4.1% Iron 13.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Shanghai Drunken Chicken Recipe Video