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Chinese poached chicken and rice: RECIPE

Chinese poached chicken and rice!

large piece of ginger

, 1 tbsp finely grated, the rest sliced
3 garlic cloves
1 tsp black peppercorns
1 tbsp soy sauce

, plus 2-3 tsp (optional)
8 chicken legs
3 tbsp sesame oil
2 bunches spring onions

, chopped
4 pak choi

, halved
cooked long-grain rice

, to serve

Chinese poached chicken
Put the sliced ginger, the garlic, peppercorns and half the soy in a large pan with the chicken legs. Add enough water to cover, and season with a little salt. Bring to the boil, then reduce to a low simmer, put on the lid and poach for 30 mins.

Meanwhile, heat a pan and add the sesame oil and spring onions. Soften for 1 min, then remove from the heat and stir in the grated ginger and remaining soy sauce to make a relish.

When the chicken is ready, remove from the pan, set aside 4 of the legs and chill for tomorrow. Add the pak choi to the poaching liquid and cook for 3-4 mins. Strain the poaching liquid to remove the ginger, garlic and peppercorns, reserving the liquid. Pull the skin from the remaining 4 chicken legs and discard. Tear the meat into thick pieces. Serve in bowls with rice, the pak choi, a ladle of the hot chicken broth, the spring onion relish and extra soy sauce, if you like.

Source: Spar

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