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.
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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