No-Peeking Peking Chicken

October 2011
No-Peeking Peking Chicken

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Bone-in chicken thighs turn meltinglytender when slow-cooked in this sauce,which is reminiscent of peking duck. Youcan serve the chicken and sauce over rice,or give it the full-on peking duck treatment:Pull the chicken off the bone and serve insoft flour tortillas with hoisin sauce andstrips of crunchy cucumber and scallions.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 4 hrs

Ingredients
SLOW-COOKER STUFF:
  • 8 bone-in chicken thighs (about 4 lbs.), skin discarded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3/4 cup chopped scallions (about 6)
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon sesame oil
  • OUT-OF-THE-POT INGREDIENTS:
OUT-OF-THE-POT INGREDIENTS:
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions (about 2)
Directions
  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and place in a greased 6- to 7-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a small bowl, combine 3/4 cup scallions, the garlic, soy sauce, honey, ginger and sesame oil. Pour the mixture over the chicken, cover and cook on low heat until the chicken is tender and an instant-read thermometer inserted into a thigh away from the bone reads 165 degrees , about 4 hours. Serve with the pan juices, sprinkled with 1/4 cup scallions.
Tip GOT LEFTOVERS?
  • Make fried rice. Pull any leftover chicken meat off the bone and reserve with the sauce. Heat some oil in a skillet, add leftover cooked rice (yours or takeout) and stir-fry. Add a beaten egg and cook through. Stir in the reserved chicken and enough of the sauce to flavor and moisten.
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