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A richly lacquered chicken from Hong Kong

Soy Sauce Chicken

1½ hours 45 minutes active, plus marinating

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Soy Sauce Chicken

The classic Cantonese chicken dish called see yao gai was the starting point for this recipe. The traditional technique involves carefully cooking a whole chicken on the stovetop in a wok, but to simplify and streamline, we opted to use bone-in thighs and roast them on a baking sheet in the oven. Our version boasts the same lacquered mahogany finish of a wok-cooked bird, but with the added bonus of nicely crisped skin (the skin on traditional versions remains soft). We like to serve this with jasmine rice and steamed or stir-fried bok choy.

4

Servings

Tip

Don't allow the chicken to marinate for longer than two hours or it will be too salty.

1½ hours

45 minutes active, plus marinating

Reviews
Diann S.

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Dorothy L.

When you say 15 star anise pods, do you mean that we should break the star shape and use 15 of the individual points? Or 15 whole star anise?

Lynn C.

Hi Dorothy -

15 whole star anise pods.

Best,
The Milk Street Team

Theresa S.

This was amazing to say the least. Can you use low sodium soy sauce in this recipe?

Lynn C.

Hi Theresa -

Since we developed the recipe with regular soy sauce, we aren't sure how the seasoning will be with low-sodium. That being said, I often substitute with low-sodium soy sauce and it generally works fine. You can always add a little kosher salt to taste at the end.

Best,
The Milk Street Team


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