Recipe: Chicken Hankow

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Tasty chicken baked in a delicious shallot, sherry and soy sauce marinade


  • 1 chicken, four and a half pound (2kg) oven-ready weight
  • two and a half pints of water (1.5 litre) water
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 tablespoon thinly sliced shallot
  • boiled rice
  • chopped parsley for garnish
  • Cooking Instructions:

    1. Joint the chicken, remove skin, and cut the flesh into 1 inch (2.5cm) pieces
    2. Place the carcass and giblets in a pan with the water, cover, and simmer for 2 hours
    3. Drain off the stock and leave in a cool place, preferably overnight, to set
    4. Skim off the fat ad use the stock in accompanying rice dish
    5. One hour before serving marinade the chicken pieces in the soy sauce, sherry and sliced shallot
    6. Place in an envelope of aluminum foil and arrange on a baking dish
    7. Bake at the top of a very hot oven (450F, Gas Mark 8) for 45-60 minutes
    8. Serve the chicken pieces in the thick gravy on a bed of rice and garnish with chopped parsley

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