Marinated Soya Sauce Chicken

"Being a classic Cantonese dish and a crowd favourite, The Marinated Soya Sauce Chicken is renowned for tender and juicy meat that is doused in a delicious glaze. Being served at top restaurants in Singapore and many high-end restaurants around the globe, this extremely flavourful food can also be prepared from the comfort of your home. The dish is made with simple ingredients that you could easily find and it is pretty easy to make as well. Here is an easy-to-follow recipe for this dish that you could follow to make it at home and enjoy it with your loved ones."
-- @kale8298
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  • 1 chicken (1-1.2kg)
  • 900g light soya sauce
  • 300g dark soya sauce
  • 520g rock sugar
  • 15g star anise
  • 150g Hua Diao wine or any other Chinese wine
  • 80g ginger
  • 80g spring onion
  • 1.5litres of water


  • Step 1

    Prepare master stock: Deep-fry ginger and spring onion until golden brown, add in remaining ingredients and bring it to a boil. Turn to low heat and continue cooking for 20 minutes.

  • Step 2

    Rinse and pat dry chicken, put in master stock with the chicken breast facing down. Cover and bring it to a boil. Turn off heat and leave for 20 minutes. Bring back to boiling and turn off the heat again.

  • Step 3

    Flip the chicken and soak for another 10 minutes, remove from pot leave to cool on a wire rack for 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

  • Step 4

    Bring a bowl of master stock to boil, thicken with starch and drizzle over chicken.

  • Step 5

    Serve hot with boiled rice!

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