Using Herbs and Spices

Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Crispy Chicken Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4 - 6

1

1 tablespoon

2

1

2 teaspoons

1/2

 

Basting sauce

2 tablespoons

2 tablespoons

2 teaspoon

1 cup

 

6 tablespoons

1 teaspoon

Whole chicken

Brown peppercorn

Star anise

Cinnamon stick, 1 inch long

Salt

Lemon, sliced

 

 

Syrup or honey

Vinegar

Cornstarch

Boiling water

 

Oil

Flavored peppercorn salt

Method :
  • Add peppercorn, star anise, cinnamon and salt to 8 cups of boiling water. Boil 5 minutes.

  • Put the whole chicken in, continue to boil until done (about 8 minutes) without cover.

  • Take the chicken out, wipe dry. Baste chicken with basting sauce thoroughly many times.

  • Tie a string around the chicken neck. Hang it up in a drafty place to wind dry for about 6 hours.

  • Deep fry over low heat. Baste the chicken with oil constantly so that it will be evenly brown.

  • Take out the chicken and drain off the oil.

  • Chop into 1 inch wide 1 1/2 inch long pieces.

  • Arrange on platter in a whole chicken shape.

  • Serve with peppercorn salt and lemon slices.

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