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Beggar's Chicken



  • Serves 4
  • Cooks in 150 mins (30m prep + 120m cook)
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Tastes: Bitter Salty Sour Sweet Umami
  • Estimated nutrition per serving

Beggars chicken

local_grocery_store Ingredients

restaurant_menu Method

  1. 1.Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. 2.Stuff the chicken with the ginger and scallions.
  3. 3.Wrap the chicken in the lotus leaves, making sure to cover it completely.
  4. 4.Bake the chicken for 2 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  5. 5.Remove the chicken from the oven and carefully unwrap it.
  6. 6.Serve the chicken on a platter, garnished with fresh herbs and sliced vegetables.

lightbulb_outline Tips

  • chevron_rightYou can find lotus leaves at your local Asian market.
  • chevron_rightIf you can't find lotus leaves, you can use parchment paper instead.
  • chevron_rightMake sure to check the internal temperature of the chicken with a meat thermometer to ensure it's fully cooked.