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Anise Wine Chicken

Anise Wine Chicken
Recommended wine to pair with Anise Wine Chicken: La Honda Chardonnay

Prep Time:
30 Minutes

Ready In:
5 Hours

Cook Time:
25 Minutes


"Thai basil, star anise, and white wine flavor this dish of new potatoes, chicken, and cherry tomatoes."


1 small onion, chopped

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

2 inch piece fresh ginger root, minced

1/2 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast meat -cut into bite -size pieces

2 cloves garlic, minced

20 new potatoes

2 whole star anise pods

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup dry white wine

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1/4 cup minced fresh Thai basil leaves



Stir the onion, ginger, garlic, star anise, white wine, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, rice vinegar, and chicken together in a mixing bowl. Cover, and marinate in the refrigerator 4 to 6 hours. Meanwhile, place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain and allow to cool before cutting in half.


Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a large skillet over high heat. Remove the chicken from the marinade, and squeeze the excess marinade from the chicken; reserve the marinade. Cook and stir the chicken in the hot oil until browned on all sides and no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes. Remove and discard the star anise from the marinade, and stir the marinade into the chicken. Bring to a boil, then add the cherry tomatoes and halved potatoes. Cook until the potatoesare hot and the cherry tomatoes begin to burst, about 3 minutes. Dissolve the cornstarch in the water, and stir into the chicken mixture along with Thai basil. Cook and stir until thick, about 1 minute more.


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