Basic Braised Chicken Recipe

This Basic Braised Chicken is a classic hearty Chinese dish. I have listed step by step instructions on how to make this Basic Braised Chicken dish to help you out. Let nothing stop you!


Main Ingredient


 Spring chicken1
 Scallion stalks2
 Fresh ginger root slices3
 Oil4 Tablespoon
 Sherry3 Tablespoon
 Soy sauce1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Chinese parsley1 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3505 Calories from Fat 2031

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 226 g348.2%

Saturated Fat 55.2 g276.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1005 mg

Sodium 9435.9 mg393.2%

Total Carbohydrates 35 g11.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.4 g9.4%

Sugars 18.1 g

Protein 313 g626%

Vitamin A 55.9% Vitamin C 16.7%

Calcium 22.3% Iron 83.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. With a cleaver, chop chicken in 1 1/2 to 2-inch sections. Trim scallion stalk and slice ginger root.
2. Heat oil in a large heavy pan and brown chicken sections quickly.
3. Add sherry, soy sauce, water, salt, scallions and ginger root. Bring to a boil; then simmer, covered, 20 to 30 minutes.
4. Add sugar and simmer, covered, 10 to 15 minutes more.
5. Transfer chicken sections to a serving bowl. Strain sauce and pour over. Garnish with Chinese parsley and serve.