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Chinese-Style Red-Cooked Chicken Thighs

Serves 4
Time 1 hr
The technique of "red cooking" involves cooking food slowly in a soy sauce-based liquid, which gives the dish its deep red color. Serve this flavorful chicken over rice or cellophane noodles.
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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu sauce
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Zest of 1 orange, divided
  • 1 green cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder, plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
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Method

Place sherry, rice wine vinegar, shoyu sauce, ginger, brown sugar, star anise, cinnamon sticks, half of the orange zest, cabbage and 1 tablespoon water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan or Dutch oven that will comfortably fit all of the chicken. 

Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium and simmer until the liquid has reduced slightly, about 8 minutes. 

Meanwhile, sprinkle both sides of chicken lightly with five-spice powder. Set aside.

Add garlic and chicken. 

Cover and cook for 15 minutes. 

Turn thighs and continue cooking for another 15 minutes. 

When chicken is fully cooked, uncover and stir in the remaining orange zest. 

Remove from heat. 

Discard star anise, cinnamon sticks and large pieces of ginger. 

Serve chicken immediately, spooning cabbage and sauce with it.

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  • 1/4 cup sherry wine
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons shoyu sauce
  • 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 whole star anise
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • Zest of 1 orange, divided
  • 1 green cabbage, quartered, cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 bone-in skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 teaspoons five-spice powder, plus more to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Shop with Prime

Exclusively for Prime members in select ZIP codes.