Braised Chicken with Smoked Ham, Chestnuts and Ginger

Ingredients

For Marinated Chicken

  • 2 3/4 cups water
  • 12 dried Chinese black mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 cup sliced ginger
  • 1/4 cup Shaoxing wine or dry Oloroso Sherry
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 small chickens (2 1/2 to 3 lb), each cut into 6 pieces (legs, thighs, and breasts without backbones)

For Cooking Chicken and Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely julienned peeled ginger
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3/4 cup Shaoxing wine or dry Oloroso Sherry
  • 2 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups plus 2 tablespoons cold water, divided
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 7 to 8 ounces bottled roasted chestnuts
  • 1/4 pounds thinly sliced country ham or speck

Preparation

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