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Cantonese Shoyu Chicken


  • 3/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 5 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 seed star anise
  • 1/4 cup scallions, cut into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 1 (3 pound) fryer, cut up
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water


  1. Bring soy sauce, honey, brown sugar, water, ginger, anise, garlic and scallion to a boil. Lower heat and let simmer for 2 minutes.
  2. Add chicken; cover and simmer for 40 minutes.
  3. Arrange chicken on a platter.
  4. Mix cornstarch with water; add to sauce to thicken. Pour sauce over chicken and serve.

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