Chicken Vegetable Firepot

Chicken Vegetable Firepot

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Firepots' are the Chinese equivalent of fondues the main offering is cooked in a central ''pof at the table and eaten with garnishes and side dishes grouped around the central dish. This is a simplified version of a Mongolian dish.
Servings: 6
Calories: 619


  • 4 lb Roasting chicken
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 Bouquet garni
  • 10 Peppercorns
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 pints Water
  • 6 oz Lobster meat
  • 6 oz Large prawns shrimps, shelled


  • 4 oz Mushrooms sliced or whole if small
  • 1 Red pepper pith and seeds removed and sliced
  • 1 Green pepper pith and seeds removed and sliced
  • 4 oz Celery or Chinese cabbage thinly sliced or shredded
  • 4 oz Canned water chestnuts drained and sliced or lotus root, sliced


  • 10 oz Cooked rice
  • 4 Tbs Chopped spring onions scallions
  • piece Fresh root ginger peeled 10 cm (4 in) and finely chopped
  • 4 Tbs Chopped parsley or coriander


  • Remove the skin, bones and flesh from the chicken. Set the flesh aside and put the skin, bones and any giblets into a saucepan with the onion, bouquet garni, peppercorns, bay leaves, salt and water. Bring to the boil, skimming off any scum that rises to the surface. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to low and simmer the stock for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Remove from the heat and strain. Set the stock aside.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the meat and fish. Cut the chicken flesh into small bite-sized pieces and arrange decoratively on a large serving dish. Cut the lobster meat and prawns (shrimps) into bite-sized pieces and arrange decoratively with the chicken. Set aside.
  • To prepare the vegetables, arrange them attractively on a large serving platter and set them aside with the meat and fish.
  • Put all the garnishes in separate bowls (dividing the rice into individual-bowl servings) and arrange with the other dishes.
  • Put the fondue or firepot in the centre of the table and arrange the platters around it. Light the spirit burner and pour the boiling stock into the pot. The food is now ready to be cooked, in the same way as fondue.
Calories: 619 kcal
Carbohydrates: 23 g
Protein: 50 g
Fat: 35g
Saturated Fat: 10 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 262 mg
Sodium: 844 mg
Potassium: 825 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 3 g
Vitamin A: 2914 IU
Vitamin C: 53 mg
Calcium: 151 mg
Iron: 6 mg
Cuisine Asian
Ingredients Chicken
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