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Chinese chicken hotpot

Oh wow, this one you just have to try, It’s quick to prepare and something really different and impressive. It is reputedly from a very famous Chinese restaurant in Sydney and I can tell you will not dissapoint it’s perfect for winter and the flavor is so unexpected from a hotpot style dish. (4 people)

What you need

1.5kg skinless chicken pieces(bone in)
Maizena (cornflour)
100g black mushrooms
6 thin slices of ginger
3 or 4 spring onions cut into 5cm pieces
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
3/4 cup chicken stock
125ml dry white wine
1 tablespoon soy sauce

The process

Put about 1/2 cup maizena on a plate to coat the chicken.

Heat about 75ml oil in a wok. Coat each chicken piece in Maizena and place them in the oil in 2 batches and fry until golden brown, remove and set aside. Once all the chicken is browned add back to the wok and add the ginger slices, spring onions, garlic and mushrooms and toss around.

Combine the 1/4 cup chicken stock, white wine, soy sauce and 2 teaspoons of maizena together and add to the wok, stir until the sauce begins to thicken and remove from heat.

Pour the whole lot into a casserole dish, add the last 1/2 cup of chicken stock, cover and place in a 180 celsius oven for 30 minutes.

Serve straight out of the oven with rice or noodles.

The sauce is thick and delicious and is sure to become a favorite.