Soulful Drunken Chicken
Soulful Drunken Chicken.
1L shao xing wine(Chinese rice wine)
500ml mirin (Japanese cooking sake)
1-2L water, or enough to cover chicken
80g gula melaka / palm sugar (sugar derived from coconut)
1 whole chicken
about 2 thums sized ginger, thickly sliced
1. Place the shaoxing, mirin, water and palm sugar in a large pot that can accommodate the whole chicken and bring to the boil.
2. Add the chicken and ginger, then cover and under low heat simmer for about 45-60 minutes depending how big is the chicken.
3. Remove the pot from the heat and allow the chicken to cool in the poaching liquid.