Soy-poached chicken

Soy-poached chicken

Gà kho xì dau

By
From
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Serves
6
Photographer
Michael Fountoulakis

The stock from this dish will keep for up to 3 months in the refrigerator. Use the stock to make this dish again, or to poach chicken for use in salads or baguettes, or to poach chicken wings or drumsticks that you can then fry until crispy-shinned. Just be sure to boil the stock for 10 minutes before and after each use and then strain it.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 x 1.6kg chicken
Boiled rice, to serve

Stock

Quantity Ingredient
1 litre soy sauce
60ml rice vinegar
125ml fish sauce
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon five-spice
3 star anise
1 cinnamon stick
4cm fresh ginger, sliced
4 garlic cloves, peeled
6 spring onions, cut in half
2 long red chillies, cut in half lengthways

Method

  1. Combine all the stock ingredients and 2.5 litres water in a saucepan large enough to hold the chicken. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  2. Gently lower the chicken into the stock. Place a small plate on top to ensure the entire bird is completely covered by the liquid. Slowly bring back to simmering point and wok for 25 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Allow the chicken to remain in the stock for a further 2 hours for maximum flavour.
  4. Remove the chicken from the stock and cut into serving pieces.
  5. Strain the stock into a clean saucepan. Bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 10 minutes. Transfer the stock to a storage container, leave to cool, then refrigerate for later use.
  6. Serve the chicken at room temperature, with boiled rice and your favourite vegetable. We particularly like it with the cabbage with egg and fish sauce recipe.
Tags:
Real Vietnamese Cooking
Andreas
Pohl
Tracey
Lister
KOTO
Vietnam
Vietnamese
Asian
Asia
South
East
Southeast
South-east
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again