See Yo Gai Red Cooked Chicken Recipe


Health IndexAverageCuisine
MethodMain Ingredient


 Chicken1 1⁄4 Kilogram
 Dark soy sauce1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Cooking wine/Sherry1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Sesame oil1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
 Five spice powder1 Teaspoon
 Fresh grated ginger1 Tablespoon
 Water2 Cup (32 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2837 Calories from Fat 1316

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 147 g225.4%

Saturated Fat 41 g205.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 837.7 mg

Sodium 20702.1 mg862.6%

Total Carbohydrates 92 g30.7%

Dietary Fiber 0.71 g2.8%

Sugars 50.3 g

Protein 254 g508.9%

Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 6.5%

Calcium 16.6% Iron 56.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Take a pan into which the chicken will just fit, so that the water and soya mixture cover as much of the chicken as possible.
Put the chicken into the pan, breast down.
Add all the ingredients with water except sesame oil.
Bring slowly to the boil, then reduce heat, cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes, using tongs, turn chicken over.
Cover again and simmer for 15 minutes, basting breast with the liquid every 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, leave it covered until cool.
Take out the chicken from the sauce, place on a serving dish, brush with sesame oil.
Traditionally the chicken is cut into two lengthways using a very sharp cleaver, each half is cut into 3.5 cm.
(1 1/2) strips.
If you find this difficult, simply carve the chicken into joints.
Serve with soya sauce or sweet or sour sauce.