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    Chinese Foil Wrapped Chicken

    Chinese Foil Wrapped Chicken. Photo by Kana Kahuna

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    20 mins

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    10 mins

    Kana Kahuna's Note:

    Based on a Yank Sing (S.F.) recipe.

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    1. 1
      Remove skin if using thighs cut each thigh through the bone crosswise in half, if using boneless, cut boneless breast into 2-inch pieces for 16 pieces altogether (rinse and blot dry) trim scallions and cut each into (4)-2" sections.
    2. 2
      Combine the soy sauce, sugar, rice wine, garlic and 5 spice powder in a heavy saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, continue boil until thick and syrupy, about 5 minutes, transfer mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature, add chicken pieces toss to coat thoroughly, and let marinate covered in the fridge for 2-4 hours.
    3. 3
      Preheat grill to high, cut 16 6-inch inch squares of aluminum foil; place foil (shiny side down) on your work surface.
    4. 4
      Drain the chicken, reserving the marinade, and place a piece, along with a piece of scallion in the center of foil, spoon a little marinade on top of chicken piece, then crinkle foil around chicken.
    5. 5
      (At this point chicken can wait 4-6 hours before grilling-fridge it until ready to cook).
    6. 6
      When ready to cook, arrange the little bundles on on the hot grate and grill turning with tongs until chicken is cooked through (4-8 minutes at most) to test doneness unwrap 1 of the bundles, the chicken should feel firm and hot to the touch (warn guests the chicken will be steamy and hot).

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Foil Wrapped Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (67 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 16

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 121.3
    Calories from Fat 64
    Total Fat 7.1 g
    Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Cholesterol 39.4 mg
    Sodium 539.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 4.2 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    Sugars 3.4 g
    Protein 9.2 g

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    Chinese five spice powder

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