Easy Chinese poached chicken, also known as white cut chicken. Super great cold dish for summer days.
Calories: 1173 kcal
, around 2 pound
green onions make knots
, optional, I added this for personal habit
sesame oil for brushing
coriander for decoration
Ginger and scallion oil
finely chopped green part scallion
finely chopped coriander stems
, cut into pieces
broth for poaching the chicken
Clean the chicken and remove feet and head. In a large pot, add chicken, green onion, Sichuan peppercorn and 3-4 slices of ginger and cooking wine. Then pour enough water to cover the chicken. Bring the content to a boiling with medium fire and continue cooking for around 8 minutes (see note 1 for the adjusting of the time needed). Turn off the fire, cover the lid and let the chicken stay for around 20 minutes.
In a large bowl, prepare enough iced water. Transfer the chicken out and soak it with iced water. Turn over several times during the process until the chicken is completely cooled down. Brush some sesame oil on surface and then cut into chunks and lay in the serving bowl.
To make the ginger and scallion dip sauce
In a small bowl, mix grated ginger with chopped green onion and coriander. Heat up 2 to 3 tablespoons cooking oil in wok or deep pan. Add scallion white to fry over slow fire until the scallion white becomes slightly brown and you smell strong fragrance.
Pour the hot oil to the small bowl with other seasonings. Add 2 tablespoons water for poaching the chicken. Add pinch of salt. Mix well.
Serve the chicken with the dipping sauce.
For larger chicken, the poached time need to be lengthened slightly.
White Cut Chicken|Chinese Poached Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 783
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 87g
Saturated Fat 21g
Total Carbohydrates 5g
Dietary Fiber 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.