Recipe courtesy of Gourmet Magazine
Print
Total:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 8 whole chicken legs (about 4 pounds), cut into drumstick and thigh sections
  • 1 1/2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tablespoon whole black peppercorns, crushed lightly
  • 1 cup water
  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish
  • Accompaniment: Cooked rice

Directions

In a large kettle combine the chicken, vinegar, garlic, bay leaves, peppercorns, and 1 cup water, bring the mixture to a boil, and simmer it, covered, for 20 minutes. Add the soy sauce and simmer the mixture, covered, for 20 minutes. Transfer the chicken with tongs to a plate and boil the liquid for 10 minutes, or until it is reduced to about 1 cup. Let the sauce cool, remove the bay leaves, and skim the fat from the surface.

In a large skillet heat the oil over high heat until it is hot but not smoking and in it saute the chicken, patted dry, in batches, turning it, for 5 minutes, or until it is browned well. Transfer the chicken to a rimmed platter, pour the sauce, heated, over it, and serve the chicken with the rice.

Trending Videos 7 Videos

Lighter Chocolate Brownies 02:54

These fudgy chocolate brownies are surprisingly low in fat and calories.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Fried Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Chuck Hughes

Chicken Masala

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Sesame Ginger Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Kelsey Nixon

Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

Pesto Chicken Penne

Recipe courtesy of Siba Mtongana

Tandoori Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Bal Arneson

Kung Pao Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Cafe China

General Tso's Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ching-He Huang

On TV

Donut Showdown

7:30am | 6:30c

Donut Showdown

8:30am | 7:30c

Donut Showdown

9:30am | 8:30c

Sugar Showdown

10:30am | 9:30c

Sugar Showdown

11am | 10c

Sugar Showdown

11:30am | 10:30c

Unique Sweets

12pm | 11c

Unique Sweets

12:30pm | 11:30c

Unique Sweets

1pm | 12c

Unique Sweets

1:30pm | 12:30c

Good Eats

2pm | 1c

Good Eats

2:30pm | 1:30c

Cake Hunters

3:30pm | 2:30c

Cake Hunters

4:30pm | 3:30c
On Tonight
On Tonight

Cupcake Wars

8pm | 7c

Cake Hunters

10pm | 9c

Cake Hunters

10:30pm | 9:30c

Cupcake Wars

11pm | 10c

Cupcake Wars

12am | 11c

Cupcake Wars

1am | 12c

Cake Hunters

2:30am | 1:30c

Trending Videos

So Much Pretty Food Here