Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

From Cooking Light, yet another recipe I can't wait to try. A whole chicken stewed in a soy liquid, served over cellophane noodles and cucumbers. I think some cilantro or Thai basil would be a nice compliment.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine soy sauce, water and next 4 ingredients in a large Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Remove from heat;cover and steep 10 minutes.
  2. Add chicken, breast side down; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat and simmer 45 minutes, turning every 15 minute.
  3. Remove from heat, let chicken stand, breast side down, 20 minute Transfer to cutting board, reserving cooking liquid; cool completely. Strain liquid through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Return liquid to pot; bring to a boil. Cook until reduced to 3/4 c, about 15 minute.
  4. Remove chicken from bones and cut into bite sized pieces. Discard bones. Place noodles on a platter and top with chicken, cucumbers, green onions and peanuts. Drizzle with reserved cooking liquid and serve immediately.
Most Helpful

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Last night I was looking for something easy to prepare and chose this recipe. I did change the recipe a little by adding about 3 cups of broccoli flowerettes to the cooking liquid after straining it, cooking through 3 to 4 minutes. I then added the chicken back in and served over the noodles as directed. Very good! I'll make this again. Thanks.