Soy sauce chicken is chicken stewed in soy sauce and spices, resulting in the most tender, JUICY, and flavorful chicken.
Prep Time:10 minutes
Cook Time:20 minutes
Total Time:30 minutes
1 whole chicken (1 pack chicken drumsticks)
6 slices of ginger
3 cloves of Garlic
2 tbsp Xiao hing cooking wine
3 tbsp Dark soy sauce
1/2 cup Light soy sauce
3 tbsp Rock sugar
1 Bay leaf
1/4 cup of water
Optional- 1 dried orange peel
Optional- 1 tbsp of rose water
Rinse chicken in cold water. Use a cleaver and chop chicken feet and chicken head down to neck.
Prepare and slice ginger and smash garlic. In a large pot, combine dark soy sauce, light soy sauce, xiao hing cooking wine, and water and bring to a boil in medium heat.
Once the seasonings boil, add in bay leaf, rock sugar, and orange peel to the pot and turn down heat to low. Lay chicken flat side down and cook chicken for 5-7 minutes on each side depending on the size of chicken.
Cook top and bottom side for 3 minutes each. Chicken will be cooked in 16-18 minutes.
For chicken drumsticks, evenly rotate drumsticks and cook for a total of 10 minutes.
Once chicken is cooked, lay out and wait until chicken is cooled before chopping. Reference my “How to Chop a Chicken” tutorial on how to chop chicken into 1-inch increments.
Once chicken is chopped, drizzle sauce over chicken to immerse sauce into chicken and serve.
Cook chicken on low heat to ensure tender and juicyness!