Red-Cooked Chicken with Chestnuts


Preparation info
  • It will serve


    people as a main course
    • Difficulty


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By Irene Kuo

Published 1977

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Chestnuts combine well with red-cooked meats and poultry. Absorbing the rich sauce and seasonings, they become plump and flavorful while they enrich the meat and sauce with a subtle sweetness. This dish is a rich brown color, the flavor sweet and winy with a hint of star anise. It will serve 4 people as a main course; it should be served with rice, steamed buns, or hot rolls and a light vegetable, such as Stir-fried Bean Sprouts or Chinese Cabbage.