Drunken Chicken (醉雞)


    Half chicken, rinsed, patted dry
    4 tbsp Shaoxing wine (Chinese rice wine)
    3 tbsp light soy sauce
    2 tbsp olive or other vegetable oil
    1-2 tbsp sugar
    1-2 tbsp salt
    1 green onion
    1 ginger
    1 garlic
- Place 3L water in a large pot and bring to the boil
- Add chicken and blanch for 5 minutes (This removes any impurities.)
- Remove chicken from the pot and discard water

- Reserve pan
- Add oil, ginger, garlic and green onion
- Combine Chinese rice wine, salt, sugar, 3 cups water and soy sauce in the pan
- Stir until sugar dissolves, then bring to the boil
- Reduce heat to low

- Put chicken to the pan
- Simmer for 45 minutes or until the juices run clear
- Remove the chicken from the pan. Cut into pieces

- Divide and serve on plates with steamed rice

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