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Three-Cup Chicken

 
One serving costs about $2.73 One serving costs about $2.73

$2.73 per serving

44 people like this recipe

44 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

6 gluten-free,dairy-free,gluten free,dairy free lunch,main course,main dish,dinner
spoonacular Score:44%

Spoonacular Score: 44%

 

Three-Cup Chicken might be just the main course you are searching for. Watching your figure? This gluten free and dairy free recipe has 397 calories, 25g of protein, and 20g of fat per serving. For $2.85 per serving, this recipe covers 14% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A few people made this recipe, and 44 would say it hit the spot. Head to the store and pick up sugar, soy sauce, chicken, and a few other things to make it today. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 45 minutes. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 48%. This score is solid. Similar recipes include I Ain't Chicken Chicken: Crispy Roasted Chicken Breasts with Orange and Cardamom, The Best Shredded Chicken For Your Chicken Dishes + Homemade Chicken Broth, and Popeye Tso's Chicken (General Tso's Chicken Made with Popeye's Chicken Nuggets).

Ingredients

Servings:
2 leaf
2 leaf basil
basil
1
1  garlic
garlic
3 slice
3 slice ginger
ginger
1 cup
1 cup rice wine
rice wine
1 cup
1 cup sesame oil
sesame oil
1 cup
1 cup soy sauce
soy sauce
3 large bunches
3 large bunches spring onions
spring onions
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps sugar
sugar
1
1  whole chicken
whole chicken
2 leaf basil
2 leaf
basil
1  garlic
1
garlic
3 slice ginger
3 slice
ginger
1 cup rice wine
1 cup
rice wine
1 cup sesame oil
1 cup
sesame oil
1 cup soy sauce
1 cup
soy sauce
3 large bunches spring onions
3 large bunches
spring onions
2 Tbsps sugar
2 Tbsps
sugar
1  whole chicken
1
whole chicken

Equipment

wok
wok
wok
wok


Instructions

  1. Marinate chicken with soy, sesame oil and rice wine. At least for 6 hours, although overnight is best.
  2. Take the chill off the meat. Heat up some sesame oil in a wok or claypot until it is sizzling hot.
  3. Throw in garlic, ginger and spring onions. Fry briefly till fragrant. Add in chicken and sear.
  4. Keep stir-frying. Pour in the marinade liquid and the sugar. Continue to cook on medium.
  5. Once you have a rolling boil, cover the wok/claypot and let it simmer over a small flame, until all the liquid has disappeared and the chicken is on the cusp of burning.
  6. There should hardly be any gravy left. The chicken should be caramelised (charred at parts, even) and sizzling when served.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $2.73
Ingredient
2 leaves basil
1 garlic
3 slices ginger
1 cup rice wine
1 cup sesame oil
1 cup soy sauce
3 large bunches spring onions
2 tablespoons sugar
1 whole chicken
Price
$0.04
$0.07
$0.03
$3.84
$5.25
$1.57
$0.48
$0.03
$5.06
$16.37

Tips

Health Tips

  • Many people will tell you to remove the skin on your chicken to cut down on fat. This is true, but if you like the taste, leave it on! You're only gaining a little fat for a lot of flavor. Plus, a little over half of the fat in chicken skin is monounsatured fat (that's a heart-healthy kind) and the notion that saturated fat is unhealthy is being questioned too. So in our opinion: dig in, skin and all!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

  • If you're following a gluten-free diet, be sure to find a gluten-free soy sauce!

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

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Price Tips

  • If you find meat (especially grassfed and/or organic meat!) on sale, stock up and freeze it. Ground meat will stay good 3-4 months, while steaks, chops, etc., will be fine for at least 4 months.

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Keeping ginger on hand all the time doesn't mean you have to buy bottled ginger. Instead, freeze fresh ginger whole and grate what you need while its still frozen.

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • Here's a trick for peeling garlic quickly. Put the garlic clove on your cutting board. Take a knife with a thick blade and place the blade flat across the garlic clove (the clove should be closer to the handle than the middle of the blade). Whack down on the flat side of the blade with your free hand to smoosh the garlic a bit. Done correctly, the skin will peel right off.

  • Fresh herbs should be added toward the end of the cooking process — even at the very last minute?especially delicate herbs like cilantro, basil, and dill. Hardier herbs like bay leaves, rosemary, and thyme can be added earlier.

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Green Tips

  • Choose pasture-raised chicken if it is available. If it is not at your supermarket, visit a farmers' market and ask around.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
402k Calories
28g Protein
22g Total Fat
9g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
402k
20%

Fat
22g
35%

  Saturated Fat
6g
37%

Carbohydrates
9g
3%

  Sugar
4g
6%

Cholesterol
95mg
32%

Sodium
2251mg
98%

Alcohol
6g
36%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
28g
56%

Vitamin B3
10mg
51%

Selenium
19µg
28%

Vitamin B6
0.54mg
27%

Vitamin K
27µg
27%

Phosphorus
244mg
24%

Vitamin B5
1mg
13%

Vitamin B2
0.22mg
13%

Iron
2mg
13%

Zinc
1mg
13%

Manganese
0.25mg
12%

Magnesium
46mg
12%

Potassium
371mg
11%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
7%

Copper
0.13mg
7%

Vitamin B12
0.39µg
7%

Vitamin A
306IU
6%

Folate
22µg
6%

Vitamin C
4mg
5%

Calcium
33mg
3%

Vitamin E
0.5mg
3%

Fiber
0.65g
3%

Vitamin D
0.25µg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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