Wenchang chicken

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Wenchang chicken
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Wenchang chicken after cooking, before being cut into pieces
Place of origin
China
Region or state
Hainan
Main ingredients
Chicken
Cookbook:Wenchang chicken  Wenchang chicken

Wenchang chicken (simplified Chinese: 文昌鸡; traditional Chinese: 文昌雞; pinyin: Wénchāng Jī), is a type of chicken and a chicken dish from the Wenchang city area in Hainan, China.

Chicken[edit]

This variety of small, fleshy[1] free-range chicken is fed coconut and peanut bran. During the last two months before going to market, they are kept in coops above the ground.[1]

Dish[edit]

Wenchang chicken is known throughout the province of Hainan. The most traditional way to prepare Wenchang Chicken is "white cutting" (Chinese : 白切), which involves immersing the chicken in almost boiling hot water and cooked to preserve its softness and tenderness. It is then eaten by dipping the pieces in a mixture of spices including chopped ginger and salt.[1] The skin of Wenchang chicken is typically yellow, with an oily appearance,[2] although the meat is somewhat drier and has more texture than battery chickens. This dish is also popular in mainland China, in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and other Southeast Asian countries.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Hainan Four Best Known Dishes-Wenchang Chicken—Hainan Cuisine -Sunny Hainan Holiday |Hainan Tourism official website". Hainantour.com. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 
  2. ^ "Wenchang Chicken - China culture". Kaleidoscope.cultural-china.com. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-07-30. 

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