Servings: 4 to 6
Eating a whole chicken or duck for Chinese New Year symbolizes happiness and prosperity. The red-roast technique used here imparts a reddish-brown hue to the bird; red is the color of joy and helps to ensure happiness throughout the year ahead.
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The recipe doesn’t call for roasting. This chicken is poached. Is there some direction missing, or is “red-roast” a turn of phrase?
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