Soy Sauce Poached Chicken with Noodles

Soy Sauce Poached Chicken with Noodles

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1 cup normal soy sauce
1/2 cup Tamari soy sauce
6 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup sherry
1/2 inch fresh ginger, sliced
1/4 bulb fresh garlic
1 large scallion, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
1 cinnamon stick
2 star anise
1 red chilli, halved
1 small whole chicken
Scallions, sliced


Put everything but the chicken into a pot, bring to a boil, then simmer for 30 minutes.  Add the chicken, cover, then simmer for 15 minutes, turn, then simmer for another 15 minutes.  Remove the chicken, strain the liquid and reserve.

Cut the chicken into serving pieces, ladle over hot broth and sprinkle with sliced scallions.