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Chicken with Soy Sauce and Shao Hsing Wine

 Chicken with Soy Sauce and Shao Hsing Wine

I remember watching The Cook and The Chef (Maggie Beer and Simon Bryant) one night late last year and this one recipe they were making  (Chicken Braised with Soy Sauce and Shao Hsing Wine) made my mouth water instantly. 

I was thinking of following the recipe but I made mine different anyway.  Instead of putting all the ingredients in a stock pot and poaching it, I marinated chicken wings/drumsticks over night and baked it in a roasting pan in the oven at 180c for 30 minutes to 35 minutes.  My goodness it tasted so delicate and juicy!   I have marinated the chicken overnight so you get that depth of flavour of the wine and soy sauce through the chicken.   You have to be careful not to put so much soy sauce into the marinade otherwise it will turn out pretty salty and it wouldn't be nice.

Chicken with Soy Sauce and Shao Hsing Wine
(adapted by Kylie Kwong's original recipe) (baked)

2kg of drumsticks and chicken wings

Marinate/Stock Ingredients
1 cup of shao hsing wine
1/2 cup of light soy sauce
3 garlic cloves crushed
10cm of ginger finely sliced
3 tbs of light brown sugar
1 to 2 cups of water
some oil

Mix all marinate ingredients in a small bowl.   
In a big bowl add the chicken wings and drumsticks and pour in the marinate and coat evenly until well covered.  
Cover with cling wrap well and refrigerate overnight.
Preheat oven at about 180c
In 2 roasters/roasting trays (I used 2 pyrex glass rectangle roasters) spread out the chicken evenly pour in stock evenly in both trays.
Transfer both trays into the oven and cook for at least 30minutes or til done!
Serve immediately with hot jasmine rice!  


  1. I like this type of dish. Just marinate and put everything in the oven to bake. Looks great!

  2. @anncoo: thanks! yeah i was too lazy to watch it poach and adjust the temperature so i just put it all in the oven. saves me time and i can do some cleaning in between lol. such is life hehe

  3. They are fun to make, but the more important point is they taste wonderful!

  4. Great recipe Ann! Simple, yet easy to make and not much washing up! Thumbs up!

  5. semplice ed efficace la preparazione . non so cosa sia il Shao Hsing . mi potresti dire cosa e'? grazie e ciao

  6. Yum! Your chicken looks delicious and is a must try! I'm new here and will enjoy following to see what's cooking! Great blog!

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  11. This looks delicous. I am hungry now


  12. Great recipe. It look very delicious. I'll give it a try.

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  14. That looks so good. Its the kind of chicken my mom makes :D
    It makes perfect partners with your munchies.

  15. @nizan: thanks, done

    @sara: thank u

    @stela: hi thank you. i hoped u enjoyed

    @dingleberry: it does doesn't it? lol

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  17. shao hsing wine is something new to me. I might have to give it a try next time I go shopping.

  18. Perfect timing,,im going out to have some groceries i might include this ingredients on my shopping list.