Velvet Chicken

Photograph of velveted chicken.

Velveted chicken has a very tender, almost jelly-like texture.

Marinade

In a bowl, combine:

Let marinate for 30 minutes.

Velveting

Don't cook all the chicken at the same time; do it in small batches.

Be sure to keep pieces separated in the water and while drying, so they don't stick together.

In a large pot of boiling water:

After

The pieces can be stored in the refrigerator for a short time, or used immediately (e.g. stir fry). Be sure the pieces aren't wet before frying.

This chicken is not fully cooked and should be handled as raw meat.