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    Chinese Simmer Chicken

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    55 mins

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    45 mins

    Krista Smith's Note:

    This recipe was given to me by a knitting exchange partner and I just love it! It's really easy and quite delicious!

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat oil in large skillet and brown chicken.
    2. 2
      Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, 1/2 cup water, catsup, sherry (or apple juice), pepper flakes, garlic and onion together.
    3. 3
      Add mixture to chicken and simmer for 35-45 minutes.
    4. 4
      Blend cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water and add to sauce to thicken.
    5. 5
      Garnish with seeds and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 11, 2013

      55

      This was one of the better recipes i've gotten in a while. I made it a one pot meal. The only thing I changed was to use a nice Pinot Grigio instead of sherry. I started the rice cooker first, and doubled the sauce for my bone-in split chicken breast. Then when the chicken was done and removed, I put the sauce to a fast boil, and added a bag of fresh broccoli for about 4 minutes, we like it crisp. Then I threw in a handful of mushrooms that were in the 'use it or lose it' zone. Once the mushrooms were done I added a little bit of starch to thicken the sauce. This sauce was good on everything. My girls (2 & 6) ate everything on their plates. Thank you for a really easy, full meal.

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    • on August 22, 2010

      (I still can't tell if this was meant to be made with boneless chicken. I used bone-in breasts and had to simmer them for about an hour. We really prefer the boneless, so I would probably use those next time. I covered the chicken, but that would probably not be necessary with boneless chicken. The sauce was really good. I didn't add any sesame seeds because I didn't feel like toasting them. Used sherry and 1/2 tsp. pepper flakes. I served this with Baked Orzo and Parmesan Cheese. December 10, 2009) On this second attempt, I used boneless chicken. I cooked it for 45 minutes, which was too long. I should have stopped at 30 minutes. I also made 6 breasts and multiplied the other ingredients by 1.5, using 3/4 tsp. of pepper flakes. I forgot to buy cornstarch (one of those things I never thought I'd run out of) so I tried to boil the sauce down some. This didn't work well and made it too spicy. I did use the sesame seeds this time. I have attempted this recipe twice and had trouble both times. I will probably not make it again because of that. Sorry. I seldom rate anything as high as 4* and I don't remember why I thought it was that good the first time I made it. I will, however, allow that star rating to stand.

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    • on December 09, 2009

      55

      My family loved this recipe. For us it uses everything we have in our place. Great recipe to make during the busy week.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chinese Simmer Chicken

    Serving Size: 1 (251 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 438.9
     
    Calories from Fat 151
    34%
    Total Fat 16.8 g
    25%
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 92.8 mg
    30%
    Sodium 1484.9 mg
    61%
    Total Carbohydrate 24.5 g
    8%
    Dietary Fiber 0.3 g
    1%
    Sugars 19.6 g
    78%
    Protein 33.0 g
    66%

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