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White Cut Chicken

White Cut Chicken

This popular Chinese dish is quite easy to make. To add a bit of color, try garnishing the cut chicken with Green Onion Brushes before serving.


  • 1.6 kilogram, (3.5 lb) chicken
  • 3 spring onions (green onions, scallions)
  • 1 large ginger, sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 250 ml (1 cup) Shaoshing wine*
  • 1 tablespoon sea salt  


Rinse the chicken under cold running water and pat dry. Trim any extra fat.

In a large saucepan, add enough water to cover the chicken. Add the spring onions, ginger, garlic, Shaoshing wine, and sea salt. Bring to a boil.

Simmer for 20 minutes, then place the chicken in the stock. Bring back to a boil and simmer for another 15 minutes.

Turn the heat off, cover, and let the chicken sit in the stock for 4 - 5 hours.

Cut up the chicken. Serve with red vinegar, such as Pun Chun.

*Shaoshing wine is Chinese rice wine. If not available, pale dry sherry (not cooking sherry) can be substituted.

Yield: 4 Servings

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