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Yassa Chicken


* 5 lbs Chicken pieces
* 4 Heads garlic
* 9 lbs Onions
* 1 c Red vinegar
* 2 Fresh chili peppers Crushed dried chili peppers -to taste
* 1 tbsp Black pepper
* 3 tbsp Cooking oil
* 1 tbsp Soy sauce
* 6 c Long grain white rice
* 11 1/2 c Water

For: 8 servings



Wash chicken pieces and pat dry.

Divide garlic into cloves and crush and peel. In a large pot combine onions garlic vinegar fresh chili peppers and crushed peppers and black pepper.

Add chicken pieces. Stir well and let marinate in this mixture for at least one hour or cover and refrigerate overnight.

Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large pan over medium high heat.

Remove chicken pieces from marinate and fry in oil until browned on all sides. Remove pieces and set aside.

Remove onions from marinate and fry in the same oil until golden brown.Return onions and chicken to marinate and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for two hours or until chicken is cooked through and flavors are blended. The longer the mixture simmers the more the flavors are developed.

Meanwhile in a large pot coat the bottom with a small amount of oil. Heat the pot over medium-high heat and brown the rice lightly. Add water and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Cook for 30 to 50 minutes until rice is tender and water is absorbed.

When ready to eat add salt and pepper and soy sauce to chicken mixture. To serve spread rice in a wide flat platter or bowl. Let cool for 10 minutes. Remove chicken pieces from sauce and distribute over rice. Pour onions and sauce over the top as desired.

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