The BEST Soy Sauce Chicken Recipe

This famous Chinatown classic recipe features juicy chicken braised in a soy sauce based sauce. It's simple and EASY to make at home.

These ingredients are easy to find at your local Asian grocery store, but it's important to get a high quality whole free range chicken since this is the star item.

📝 Ingredients

Blanch the Chicken

1

Flash blanch the chicken with boiling water to tighten the skin.

Pat Dry Chicken

2

Remove the chicken from the bowl, pat dry and set aside.

Sauté Aromatics

3

In a large stock pot, sauté the aromatics until fragrant.

Add the Sauce

4

Add the soy sauce, shaoxing wine, and other ingredients to create the soy sauce base.

Cook the Chicken

5

Cook the chicken in the sauce while flipping halfway and skimming off any scum from the surface.

Baste the Chicken

6

After cooking, plate the chicken to rest while basting with more sauce for iconic dark caramel color.

Carve and Serve

7

Carve the chicken and serve immediately after basting and resting the chicken with rice and more sauce.

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