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Chinese Braised Chicken (Super Soft)
Prep Time
2 hrs
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 15 mins
Chinese slow braised chicken (super soft version)
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: Braised, chicken
Servings: 2
Calories: 1250 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 1 chicken ,1 to 1.5kg
Marinating Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Chinese five spice powder
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • 1 thumb ginger
  • 2 green onions
  • 1 tbsp. Chinese cooking wine
Slow Braising Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup dark soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. rock sugar
  • 2 star anises
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 bark Chinese cinnamon ,break into small sections
  • 1/2 tsp. Sichuan peppercorn
  • Water as needed
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1/2 tbsp. water
  1. Clean the chicken and then soak in clean water for 30 minutes. Drain.
  2. And then add all the marinating ingredients and marinate for 2-3 hours (the inner side should be well marinated too).
  3. Transfer only the chicken to a large pot, add enough water to cover. Add all the spices, green onion, sugar and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes. Turn off the fire and let the chicken soak in the liquid overnight. Re-heat the content to a boiling and pick the chicken out and air dry naturally.
  4. Then pre-heat oven to 180 degree C, brush a small layer of honey (optional) and roast in middle rack for 15 minutes.
  5. Cut into small chunks and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chinese Braised Chicken (Super Soft)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1250 Calories from Fat 684
% Daily Value*
Fat 76g117%
Saturated Fat 21g131%
Cholesterol 375mg125%
Sodium 8781mg382%
Potassium 1157mg33%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 101g202%
Vitamin A 935IU19%
Vitamin C 11.1mg13%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 9.8mg54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.