Drunken Chicken – 醉鸡

Looking for a simple recipe that packs a punch? Here’s a recipe for you! The Drunken chicken, a popular chinese cold appetizer that packs more flavors than it seems.

A cold silky steamed chicken submerged in a flavorful marinade, allowing the tender chicken to be infused with the sweet and aromatic fragrances of the Shaoxing wine and goji berries through and through. The longer its soaked in the marinade the tastier it gets.

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  • Servings: 2

  • Time: 30 minutes (prep overnight)

  • Skill: Easy


  1. 2 boneless Chicken thighs

  2. 500ml chicken stock

  3. 1 cup Shaoxing Hua Tiao wine

  4. ¼ cup fish sauce

  5. 2 tbsp sugar

  6. 1 tsp salt (for seasoning chicken)

  7. 2 tbsp goji berries

  8. 10g codonopsis root (dang shen)

  9. 10g ginger

  10. 3 cloves garlic


  1. Lay chicken thighs over aluminium foil

  2. Season chicken thighs with salt.

  3. Roll chicken lengthwise. Wrap tight with aluminium foil.

  4. Steam for 15 minutes.

  5. Place chicken thighs into a ice bath for at least 10 minutes.

  6. In a pot, bring chicken stock to a boil.

  7. Add in sugar, goji berries, dang shen, ginger and garlic.

  8. Remove from heat.

  9. Add in Shaoxing Hua Tiao wine and fish sauce. Let mixture to cool.

  10. Remove chicken from aluminium foil.

  11. Submerge chicken into marinating liquid and marinate overnight.

  12. Remove chicken from liquid and slice.

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