Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Poultry)

Stewed Chicken with Chestnuts Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 4-6


4 oz


2 slices

5 tablespoons

1 tablespoon

2 tablespoons

5 cups

2 teaspoons


Chicken, about 2 lbs

Chestnut (dry) or 1/2 lb fresh

Green onions


Soy sauce




Cornstarch, mix with 2 teaspoons cold water

Parsley leaves

Method :
  • Soak the dry chestnuts in warm water for about 1/2 day. When the chestnuts are smooth, clean them. If you use fresh chestnuts, don't soak just remove brown shell and skin.

  • Cut the chicken into 1 inch wide and 2 inches long shapes, place in a bowl. Soak with green onion, ginger and soy sauce about 10 minutes. Deep fry half of this in heated oil for a few minute until brown.

  • Remove cooked chicken, reheat oil and repeat with the remaining half.

  • Drain off oil, return all the chicken to pan. Add chestnuts.

  • Add soy sauce (in which chicken has been soaked), wine, sugar, chestnuts and 4 cups water. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat rather low, stew for 30 minutes until sauce is reduced to 1/3 cup. Remove onions and ginger.

  • Add cornstarch paste and stir the sauce until it has thickened. Splash on 1 tablespoon heated oil.

  • Remove to platter. Decorate with parsley leaves and serve.

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