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Dong'an Chicken

Dong'an Chicken

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Wayne Honaker

This recipe is outstanding and easy to make; a table pleaser for sure.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 353 kcal
  • 18%
  • Fat:
  • 26.2 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 3.6g
  • 1%
  • Protein:
  • 24.2 g
  • 48%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 87 mg
  • 29%
  • Sodium:
  • 146 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Bring 4 quarts water to a boil in a large pot; add whole chicken to the boiling water. Crush half the ginger and add to the boiling water. Add crushed green onion white. Boil chicken until 3/4 cooked, about 10 minutes. Remove from pot and cool; reserve chicken broth.
  2. Remove skin from cooled chicken and cut meat from the bones. Cut meat into bite-sized pieces and set aside. Discard skin and bones.
  3. Peel the remaining half ginger piece and slice into 1 1/2-inch slivers. Combine ginger slivers, fresh red chile pepper slivers, dried red chile peppers, and red pepper flakes in a bowl.
  4. Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat; add lard and swirl around until melted. Cook and stir ginger-chile pepper mixture in the hot lard, continuously moving wok, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chicken meat; splash cooking wine around the edges of the chicken. Pour in vinegar and season with salt.
  5. Pour about 1 cup (or more as needed) leftover chicken broth into the chicken mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until chicken is no longer pink in the center and liquid is mostly evaporated, 5 to 10 minutes.
  6. Whisk cornstarch and 1/4 cup cold water together in a small bowl. Stir cornstarch mixture into chicken mixture; stir to coat chicken. Add 5 green onions and stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil.
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SunnyDaysNora
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8/14/2013

I really expected more spice out of this recipe, it was surprising how mild it wound up being. I used chicken breast rather than a whole chicken. Wouldn't make again, but it wasn't bad.