Roasted chicken is a traditional Chinese dish. Part of the cooking method is to fry the sugar-coated chicken and cook it in brine made from spices. The finished roast chicken has the characteristics of delicious meat, fat without being greasy and rotten without scattered. Among the roasted chickens, the Daokou roasted chicken is the most famous. It has strong aroma, crispy flavor, soft and salty taste, ripe and rotten bone, and fat but not greasy. It is made from a variety of precious Chinese medicines and supplemented with old soups. The finished roast chicken is bright in color and shaped like ingots and mouths. It has great food and health care functions.
Today we will talk about this mouth roast chicken.
Daokou roast chicken is produced in Daokou Town, Huaxian County, Henan Province. It has a long history, unique flavor, and is well-known both at home and abroad. It is a famous local specialty food in China.
The Daokou Roasted Chicken was founded in the 18th year of the Qing Dynasty (1661 AD) and has a history of more than 300 years. According to the records of "Jun County Chronicle" and "Hua County Chronicle", during the first 100 years, Poor conditions, not yet distinctive, business is not thriving. By the 52nd year of Qianlong (1787 AD), Zhang Binghai, the ancestor of Zhang Zhonghai, the master of roast chicken and the representative inheritor of intangible cultural heritage, met by Liu Yi, the old chef of the Imperial Palace in Qing Palace. He opened a shop in Daji Street, Daokou Town. Small roast chicken shop, because of illegal production, business is depressed. One day, an old friend who had been an imperial chef in the Imperial Palace of the Qing Palace came to visit. After a long absence, the two met and talked about each other. Zhang Bing asked him for advice, and the friend told him a secret recipe: "If you want to burn chicken, add eight ingredients to the old soup." Condiment; the old soup is the simmered chicken soup. For every pot of chicken, you must add the old soup in the first pot. As such, the older the better. Zhang Bing cooked it like this, and the chicken was really fragrant. Since then, the business has been booming, and Zhang Bing named his roast chicken restaurant "Yi Xing Zhang", which means "youyi Xing Zhang".
During the Jiaqing reign of the Qing Dynasty, the emperor Jiaqing walked across the crossing and was excited when he heard the strange incense. He asked the left and right humanities: "What is the fragrance?" The left and right replied: "Roast chicken". The entourage offered the roasted chicken, and Jiaqing rejoiced after the taste: "Three unique colors, fragrances and flavors". Since then, roast chicken in Daokou has become a tribute to the Qing court. Zhang Bing's generations and grandchildren inherited and developed the ancestor's superb skills, so that "Yixingdian" roast chicken has always maintained his unique flavor.
It is light red, slightly yellowish, chicken body like ingot, white shredded pork, tenacity, moderate saltiness, rich spiced, delicious and not greasy. The degree of maturity is particularly amazing. With a hand shake, the flesh separates itself and can be eaten cold or hot.