ZUI JI DRUNKEN CHICKEN

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.4kg chicken
  • 1L chicken stock
  • 750ml Shaoshing Chinese cooking wine
  • 8cm piece ginger, sliced
  • 2cm piece turmeric, sliced*
  • 6 green shallots, tied into a bundle
  • 4 star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 8 cloves
  • 2 tsp black peppercorns
  • thickly sliced zest of ½ orange
  • 2 tsp gelatine powder
  • golden wheat noodles and Chinese broccoli, to serve
  • * If fresh turmeric is unavailable, use 1 tsp ground turmeric instead

ZUI JI DRUNKEN CHICKEN

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 2 hours
  • Serves: 4
  • Chinese New Year

2-STEP RECIPE

Step 1

Rinse the chicken, then pat completely dry. Put in a large saucepan. Add the stock, wine, ginger, turmeric, shallots, star anise, cinnamon, cloves, peppercorns and
orange zest. Set over a low heat and bring to a simmer very gently. This should take approximately 45 minutes.

Step 2

Once simmering, cook for 15 minutes, then turn the heat off and allow to cool for 20 minutes. Remove the chicken, then boil the cooking liquid rapidly until reduced
by two-thirds. Strain through a very fine sieve, pour over the chicken, then refrigerate overnight. Carve the chicken and serve with the stock, golden wheat noodles and Chinese broccoli.