Drunken Chicken in Shao Xing Wine


Planning to try out this recipe from tastehongkong soon. Seems doable!

  • Ingredients
  • 8 medium sized chicken wings
  • 1 tsp wolfberries (goji berries), steep in water for 5 minutes and drain dry
  • 1/3 cup Shaoxing wine
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 1/4 cup fish sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp salt, for marinading chicken wings
  • 2 cups ice water plus some ice
  • For boiling chicken
  • 2 sprigs spring onions
  • 3-4 slices ginger
  • 1.5 liters water


Thaw (if required), wash and drain dry chicken wings. Then marinade them with salt for about half an hour.

In a pot, add chicken stock, fish sauce, sugar, salt, wolfberries and bring to a simmer. Stir to make sure sugar and salt are dissolved, and remove from heat. Let cool, add wine and mix well. Sample taste, it will be fine if you find it somewhat saltier than a soup. But, add more wine to your liking.

Slightly crush the ginger slices and spring onions and put them into a pot with 1.5 liters water. Bring water to the boil.

Drop chicken wings into the boiling water and cover. Wait till the water boils up again when water bubbles grow really up to the top. With lid covered, turn flame to the lowest and keep boiling for another one minute. Then turn off heat. DO NOT open lid; but allow the chicken wings to sit in the hot water for 30 minutes (take a break, or continue surfing around).

Have the ice water and ice ready. Remove (and strain) chicken wings from the pot of hot water and submerge them in it for a couple of minutes or till they are cool.

Drain dry chicken wings from the ice water. Have them contained in a bottle or jar and fully submerged in the cool sauce. Chill in fridge overnight before serving.



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