The Cartoon Kitchen: Lisa's Cold Chicken

This week's Cartoon Kitchen features Serious Eats' cartoonist in residence Larry Gonick's spin on cold chicken. —Ed Levine

The Cartoon Kitchen: Lisa's Cold Chicken

About This Recipe


  • 1 whole chicken
  • Cilantro
  • Green onion
  • Sesame seeds or crushed peanuts (optional)
  • Hoisin sauce


  1. 1

    Place the chicken in a large stockpot; cover with water. Remove chicken, and boil water.

  2. 2

    Return chicken to pot; bring to a boil again. Turn off heat; let chicken sit, cooling, for 45 minutes.

  3. 3

    With your fingers, remove breast meat whole; slice across the grain. Arrange on platter; garnish with cold cilantro and green onion. Sprinkle with sesame seed or crushed peanuts. Serve with Chinese hoisin sauce on the side.


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