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Thursday, August 27, 2015

EZCR#23 - BRAISED CHICKEN WITH RED DATES


Unbelievable that this tasty chicken dish is so easy to prepare. Only a few ingredients needed that are easily available in any Chinese kitchen. Simple ingredients, awesome tastes.
Fragrant and tasty chicken pieces with softened sweet red dates. Hmmm….what a lovely dish. This dish is also versatile in that you can just eat it like this or add in some fragrant sliced Chinese leeks. Looks good, isn’t it? Nope, tastes good too.
Shared some with my SIL and she called to inform that this dish is yummy.
Ingredients
3 deboned chicken whole legs with skin [medium size] – cut bite size pieces
12 red dates
12 cloves garlic – peeled keep whole
12 slices ginger
50 ml water
Seasoning
3 tbsp light soy sauce
3 tbsp Shaoxing wine
1 tbsp brown sugar

  1. Lightly marinate chicken pieces with some light soy sauce for 15 minutes. Mix well until liquid is well absorbed.
  2. Heat up a non-stick wok without oil. Pan fry the chicken pieces [skin side down] about 5-10 minutes until golden and crispy. Turn over to fry the other side for another 5 minutes. 
  3. Push aside and remove excess oil if  any, then add in red dates, garlic and ginger to fry until aromatic and slightly browned.
  4. Mix we all the ingredients, add in light soy sauce, wine and sugar. Bring to a bubbly boil then add in some water to braise [add more if you like to have more sauce].
  5. Braise until sauce is reduced or thick or almost dry and the chicken pieces look shining.
  6. Dish up to serve.
Notes: You can add some sliced leeks to fry with the chicken pieces in Step 6.


This post is linked to the event, Little Thumbs Up August 2015 [Brown Sugar and Molasses]  organised by Doreen from My Little Favourite DIY and Zoe, Bake for Happy Kids hosted by Jess of Bakericious

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