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Soy Sauce Chicken (Si Yau Kai / See Yao Gai)

  • Prep Time Prep: 45 Min Mins
  • Cook Time Cook: 1 H & 30 Min Mins
  • Serves Serves: 4
Chef Tu David Phu

Chef Tu David Phu

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Ingredients

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Soy Sauce Chicken (Si Yau Kai / See Yao Gai)

Chef notes

Soy Sauce Chicken (Si Yau Kai / See Yao Gai) is a classic, iconic quintessential American-Chinatown favorite. It is composed by gently poaching a whole chicken in an intoxicating soy sauce, filled with aromatics. As a result, the chicken becomes juicy and succulent; filled with an alluring, briny but sweet, umami taste. It is then cut up (Chinese-stye) to be served with, or over rice. #ftw

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Ingredients

  • Prep time Prep time: 45 Min Mins
  • Cook time Cook time: 1 H & 30 Min Mins
  • Serves Serves: 4
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Steps

Step 1 - Make the Marinade

Step 2 -

In a large 10 qt. pot, mix the light all of the 2 cups of Light Soy Sauce, 1 cup of Mushroom Dark Soy Sauce, 2 cups of Brown Sugar, and 8 cups of Filtered Water.

Step 3 -

Then add 2 tbsp. Of Shao Xing Wine, 2 tbsp., of Kosher Salt, 3 each Tangerine Peels, 3 each Bay Leaves, 2 oz. of Sliced Ginger, 6 cloves of Garlic, 1 bunch of Scallions, and 2 tbsp. of Chinese Five Spice.

Step 4 -

Bring the pot to a simmer. Mix the pot until the sugar is dissolve.

Step 5 -

Take the pot off heat.

Step 6 -

Allow the pot to completely cool to room temperature. [60 minutes]

Step 7 - Clean the Chicken

To prepare a whole chicken for cooking, place the chicken in a kitchen sink and remove the packing.

Step 8 -

Drain any fluids from the packaging.

Step 9 -

Since the chicken with cold water.

Step 10 -

Place the chicken in a mixing bowl.

Step 11 -

Use single-use paper towels to remove any excess liquid.

Step 12 -

Dispose of the paper towels.

Step 13 -

Sanitize your hands. And sanitize the kitchen sink.

Step 14 - Marinate the Chicken

Once the marinade has cooled off completely, add the cleaned chicken into the large pot with the marinade.

Step 15 -

Allow the chicken to marinate for 6 hours in the refrigerator.

Step 16 - Poach the Chicken

Once your chicken has marinaded for 6 hours, place the large pot of marinade chicken, on to the stove.

Step 17 -

Bring the pot a simmer, and keep it a soft simmer (190 F) for 25 minutes. Make sure to continually baste, and turn the chicken so that it poaches evenly.

 

Step 18 -

After 25-35 minutes, turn off the heat. (Or until the internal temperature of the chicken is 165 F)

 

Step 19 -

After you turn off the heat, keep the chicken in the braising liquid for 1 hour.

 

Step 20 -

Then, gently remove the chicken with poultry hooks.

 

Step 21 -

Place the chicken on a roast rack to rest, cool and dry for 30 minutes.

Step 22 - Serve

Step 23 -

To serve, cut the chicken into small pieces and serve with rice. Reserve the braising liquid to season the rice.

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Things to remember

  • In observance of the week of Tết, it is standard practice to prepare foods prior to Tết that will last the Lunar New Year week; it’s custom to not cook or work during this period. Naturally, the generations-old Vietnamese/Chinese preparations that kept well from being spoiled have evolved to be Tết’s staple dishes: thit kho bo (braised beef stew), bánh tét (savory sticky rice roll), crispy pork belly, and roasted ducks. Soy sauce chicken being the favorite in family.
  • Even though Soy Sauce Chicken can be enjoyed anytime of year. It’s particularly special, “when served during [Lunar] New Year celebrations, [as it] signifies unity.” – @genevievefyam
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