Chinese braised chicken

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.


250 ml (9 fl oz/1 cup) soy sauce

1 cinnamon stick

75 g (2 3/4 oz/ 1/3 cup) sugar

4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2.5 cm (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, thinly sliced

4 garlic cloves

1/4 teaspoon chilli flakes

1.5 kg (3 lb 5 oz) chicken pieces on the bone (skin removed)

1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds, to garnish


1. Combine 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) water with the soy sauce, cinnamon, sugar, vinegar, ginger, garlic and chilli flakes in a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

2. Add the chicken and simmer, covered, for 50 minutes, or until cooked through. Serve on a bed of steamed greens and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.