Slow cooker recipes

Poached chicken with soy and sesame

POACHED CHICKEN WITH SOY AND SESAME
4
6H 30M

Whole chicken poached in a flavoursome Chinese-style broth with star anise, soy, cinnamon and sesame creates tender and delicious meat. Serve with your choice of noodles or rice.

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Ingredients

Method

1.

Trim excess fat from chicken. Place chicken in a 4.5-litre (18-cup) slow cooker. Add sliced ginger, halved garlic, star anise, cinnamon, sauce, wine, sugar and the water to the cooker. Cook, covered, on low, for 6 hours. Remove chicken from cooker, discard poaching liquid.

2.

Cut chicken into 12 pieces, place on a heatproof platter. Drizzle extra sauce and sesame oil over chicken, sprinkle with ginger and garlic matchsticks and chilli.

3.

Heat peanut oil in a small saucepan, over medium heat, until very hot, carefully drizzle over chicken. Top with onion and coriander.

Chinese cooking wine is also known as chinese rice wine, dry sherry can be used instead.

To freeze Complete the recipe to the end of step 1. Pack into freezer-proof containers, leaving a 2.5cm (1 inch) space to allow for expansion. Seal, label and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge. Reheat in a saucepan or microwave on medium power (50%) until heated through.

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