Stewed Chicken With Chestnuts And Lettuce Recipe

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Main Ingredient


 Chestnuts/5 ounce dried chestnuts10 Ounce
 Chicken2 Pound (1 Bird)
 Oil5 Cup (80 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
 Rice wine/Dry sherry1 Tablespoon
 Soy sauce5 Tablespoon
 Sugar1 Tablespoon
 Ginger slices2
 Green onions4 , chopped in 2-inch lengths
 Water1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Cornstarch2 Teaspoon
 Water4 Teaspoon
 Vegetable oil1 Tablespoon
 Lettuce leaves4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3705 Calories from Fat 2107

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 236 g363.4%

Saturated Fat 46.5 g232.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 607.8 mg

Sodium 4838.9 mg201.6%

Total Carbohydrates 185 g61.8%

Dietary Fiber 17.5 g70%

Sugars 47.7 g

Protein 199 g398.5%

Vitamin A 115.6% Vitamin C 48.8%

Calcium 16% Iron 55.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


If using dried chestnuts, soak in warm water 8 hours.
To remove shell and skin from fresh chestnuts, use a sharp paring knife to score an X on each side of the chestnut shell.
Drop scored chestnuts in a small saucepan of boiling water and boil 2 minutes to soften shell.
Drain and cool slightly.
While chestnuts are still warm, peel off hard shell and furry inner skin.
Use a cleaver to chop chicken into 2-inch square pieces.
Pat chicken dry with a paper towel.
Heat 5 cups oil in a wok over high heat to 350°F (175°C).
Reduce heat to medium.
Carefully lower chicken pieces into hot oil with a slotted metal spoon.
Deep-fry half the chicken pieces 2 minutes or until golden.
Remove chicken with slotted spoon, draining well over wok; set aside.
Repeat with remaining chicken pieces.
Remove oil from wok.
Place fried chicken and chestnuts in a medium saucepan.
Add wine, soy sauce, sugar, ginger root, green onions and water; stir to mix.
Bring to a boil over high heat.
Reduce heat to low and cook 30 to 40 minutes until only 1/3 cup of liquid remains.
Remove green onions and ginger root.
Dissolve cornstarch in water to make a paste.
Add to saucepan and stir until sauce thickens slightly.
Stir in 1 tablespoon oil.
Serve chicken and sauce on a small platter garnished with lettuce.