Chinese Braised Chicken with Chestnuts

Jeanettes Healthy Living

Ready in: 50 minutes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Gluten Free
Dairy Free
Very Popular

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh chestnuts (or defrosted frozen ones)
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  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken parts (I used chicken thighs on the bone)
    Meat
  • 1/4 cup dry sherry
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  • 5 slices ginger, the size of quarters, peeled
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  • 2 tablespoons honey
    Nut butters, Jams, and Honey
  • 1 cup shitake mushroom soaking liquid
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  • 8 shitake mushrooms, rehydrated in water (reserve soaking liquid), stems removed, halved
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  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
    Oil, Vinegar, Salad Dressing
  • 2-3 scallions, cut into 2 inch lengths
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  • 4 tablespoons gluten-free soy sauce, divided
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  • 1 star anise
    Spices and Seasonings

Steps

  • Chop chicken parts into small pieces if you like (1 1/2" pieces). Marinate chicken with 2 tablespoons soy sauce and let sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a large pan and add scallions and ginger; saute a few minutes until fragrant.
  • Place chicken pieces in pan in a single layer. Brown on one side, then turn over all the pieces and brown the other side.
  • Add remaining 2 tablespoons soy sauce, sherry, honey, star anise, rehydrated shitake mushrooms, and shitake mushroom soaking liquid.
  • Mix sauce and chicken well. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes, covered.
  • Add chestnuts and toss gently. Cover and simmer another 15-20 minutes, until chicken is tender.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 403.21  cal  (20.16%)
  • Fat: 23.36  g  (35.93%)
  • Saturated Fat: 6.11  g  (38.17%)
  • Carbohydrates: 19.29  g  (6.43%)
  • Sugar: 7.01  g  (7.79%)
  • Cholesterol: 96.39  mg  (32.13%)
  • Sodium: 764.63  mg  (33.24%)
  • Alcohol: 1.03  g  (5.72%)
  • Protein: 27.03  g  (54.07%)
  • Vitamin B3: 11.07  mg  (55.37%)
  • Selenium: 22.68  µg  (32.4%)
  • Vitamin B6: 0.61  mg  (30.75%)
  • Phosphorus: 255.13  mg  (25.51%)
  • Vitamin B2: 0.36  mg  (20.95%)
  • Vitamin B5: 1.98  mg  (19.84%)
  • Vitamin C: 13.44  mg  (16.29%)
  • Copper: 0.32  mg  (16.24%)
  • Potassium: 550.51  mg  (15.73%)
  • Zinc: 2.13  mg  (14.21%)
  • Vitamin K: 12.36  µg  (11.77%)
  • Iron: 2.09  mg  (11.59%)
  • Magnesium: 44.43  mg  (11.11%)
  • Manganese: 0.22  mg  (10.79%)
  • Vitamin B1: 0.16  mg  (10.45%)
  • Folate: 33.95  µg  (8.49%)
  • Vitamin B12: 0.42  µg  (6.92%)
  • Vitamin E: 0.92  mg  (6.12%)
  • Vitamin A: 226.52  IU  (4.53%)
  • Calcium: 27.92  mg  (2.79%)
  • Fiber: 0.7  g  (2.79%)
  • Vitamin D: 0.34  µg  (2.28%)

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