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Spiced Braised Chicken

Type: Chicken, Poultry
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2 1/2 cups 592mlWater
1/2 cup 118mlSoy sauce
1/4 cup 59mlRice wine or chicken broth
2 tablespoons 30mlSugar
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAniseed or fennel seed
1   Cinnamon stick
  One orange - zest of
4   Fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlRed pepper flakes
4   Green onions - sliced thin
4   Chicken breast halves - boned
  Skin removed
2 teaspoons 10mlCornstarch in 1 tb water
3 cups 480g / 16ozRice - cooked
1   Green onion - sliced thin for

Recipe Instructions

In a large pan combine water, soy sauce, sugar, aniseed, cinnamon, zest, ginger, green onions and red pepper flakes. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes. Add chicken and simmer for about 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove chicken from pan.

Strain 2 cups of the pan juices and bring to a boil in a skillet. Add cornstarch mix and boil a few minutes to thicken. Add chicken, stirring to coat and heat through. Serve chicken and sauce over cooked rice and garnish with green onions.

NOTE: it is easiest to remove zest with a vegetable peeler, when needing strips.

Cooking Light, Sept 1994, page 102


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