Monday, April 8, 2013

Braised Chicken With A Sweet Twist

I remember my grandma used to cook this for us when we were young . Love the way she cooked it, tasted good with Teochew porridge . No matter how many times I cook this dish,I can never get near to hers :p  I regretted not learning from her.  Anyway, I added rock sugar to the cooking this time beside the normal spice ingredients and it turned out great.   Slurrp slurrp LOL!  Serve this with piping hot rice or a bowl of hot Teochew porridge . Read on for the recipe if you are new to this dish.  A simple dish but full of flavor :) I love it.  

this simple braised chicken dish uses only anise, cinnamon
rock sugar, thick soy sauce and white pepper -
the combination yields a aromatic and delicious dish

add just enough water to half cover the chicken
and slowly simmer under medium low heat
until the gravy thickens and the chicken properly
cooked through.  Simple !

sprinkle some spring onions as garnishing...
tada can serve your guests or family with this
simple yet delicious braised chicken :)

Braised Chicken With A Sweet Twist

2 whole chicken leg - cut into 2 parts each
2 cloves of garlic - crushed
1 star anise
1 cinnamon stick 
1 tsp of oyster sauce
1 tbsp of thick soy sauce
a dash of white pepper
one small piece of rock sugar - fish ball size
1 tbsp of canola oil
1 cup of hot water
salt to taste


Heat oil in a non stick pan and lightly saute the crushed garlic, anise and cinnamon till fragrant.  Add in the cut chicken parts , thick soy sauce, white pepper and hot water.  Add in rock sugar half way . Simmer till the gravy thicken and the chicken are cooked through.  Add salt to taste.  Dish up and serve with rice or porridge.

Enjoy and have a great day !

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  1. mmmmmmmmm! yes i will definitely have this with jook! and bowl of rice! this is my type of comfort food :)
    i like the fish ball size rock sugar

    thank you !

  2. Delicious! Reminds me of my mum's Soy Braised Chicken :) The sauce on rice is delicious :p


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