鹽水雞 Boiled Salty Chicken

Boiled Salty Chicken

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Boiled salty chicken is cooked in boiling salt water with condiments such as scallions, ginger, Chinese red pepper, and pepper. After cooling down, it tastes springy and not greasy at all.

Where is it from?

Boiled salty chicken is a universal food in Taiwan, and often voted as the most favorite small snack by Taiwanese residents.

How do you prepare it?

First, smear the condiments, including pepper, Chinese red pepper, and salt over the chicken, and put it in the refrigerator for a while. Then put the chicken into boiling salt water with scallions, ginger, Chinese red pepper, and pepper. After the chicken is fully cooked, take it out and cool down the chicken. Finally, sprinkle ginger shreds, chopped scallions, and special sauce on it. The special sauce perfectly matches the chicken and varies in different stores, but generally the texture of the chicken tastes springy and not greasy at all.

Where do you buy it?

Boiled salty chicken is sold in every night market, downtown, food court and even on the street. The vendors not only sell chicken meat but also serve other parts of the chicken, such as the heart, the cockscomb, and the gizzard. Vegetables are also available, which provides more nutrients for customers.

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The boiled salty chicken stands  also serve other foodstuff.

鹽水雞 

鹽水雞又名「鹹水雞」,是台灣非常普遍的小吃,常常成為民眾票選台灣小吃中的前幾名。

鹽水雞的製作方法為將整隻雞塗上胡椒、花椒、鹽等調味料醃漬,放入冰箱冷藏一段時間後,再放入以蔥、薑、胡椒、花椒調製的鹽水中煮熟,將雞拿出來冷卻後即可灑上薑絲、蔥花及特製醬汁食用。不同店家所調配的醬汁風味不盡相同,但大致上雞肉的口感都十分有彈性且不油膩,配料與醬汁使得雞肉更美味。

在台灣的各個夜市、鬧區、美食區都可買到鹽水雞,每家鹽水雞的攤子除了販賣雞肉外,還會提供雞心、雞冠、雞胗等其他部位,以及各式蔬菜、菇類讓客人選購,不僅能夠吃得美味還可吃得營養。

參考資料

德江燻味(奇摩部落格) http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/de-jiang/article?mid=26

維基百科 http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E9%B9%BD%E6%B0%B4%E9%9B%9E

中國時報 http://news.chinatimes.com/focus/11050105/112012092000503.html

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