Chinese White Cut Chicken with Ginger and Scallion Oil

I found the recipe for
Chinese White Cut Chicken With Ginger and Scallion Oil
on  Lick My Spoon. 

  Simple and delicious.

I think the Ginger and Scallion Oil would be perfect served over Halibut.

Chinese White Cut Chicken with Ginger Scallion Oil

Source:  Lick My Spoon
NOTE:  The recipe calls for a whole chicken.  I used boneless chicken breasts and poached them  in chicken broth for 10 minutes, turned off the heat and let the chicken finish cooking in the hot broth for another 15 to 20 minutes.
 
1 whole chicken, 4-5 pounds ( I used 4 boneless chicken breasts)
3-4 big chunks of ginger (1-inch thick), peeled and smashed
6 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
2 tablespoons Kosher salt, plus more to season the chicken
1 tablespoon sesame oil
Sauce:
4 tablespoons scallion, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
1 tablespoon ginger, grated (a Microplane is perfect for this)
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup vegetable oil
Clean the chicken inside and out, removing any innards, and pat it dry. Rub salt liberally inside and out. Allow it to sit for 1 hour.
Fill a large pot with water (I used chicken broth) full enough to cover at least ¾ of the chicken. Bring the water (broth) to a boil with the smashed ginger, garlic, and 2 tablespoons of salt. Place the chicken in breast side up, cover, and bring to a boil. Switch it to low heat and let cook for 45 minutes.
Flip the chicken, cover it and cook on low heat for another 45 minutes.
To test if the chicken is done, insert a chopstick near the thigh. If it goes in and there is no pinkness, it’s done. To lift the bird out of the pot, slip 2 chopsticks beneath the wings and lift up.
Pat the bird dry and rub with the sesame oil. Allow it to cool for 30 minutes before cutting. Serve with dipping sauce.
Prepare the dipping sauce by heating the vegetable oil just until it starts to smoke. Pour it over the scallion, ginger, and salt, and mix together. Serve with the chicken immediately.

4 Comments Add yours

  1. HOW BEAUTIFUL Ann!!I will try!Love the fresh white and green~

  2. kebohs says:

    I am trying this ! Looks yumm

  3. Anonymous says:

    This sounds amazing!I have cooked chicken this way but not with the ginger and garlic. Yum!

  4. Although I love the comfort foods of winter, I equally enjoy lighter fare and warm weather dishes like this.

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