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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tau Eu Kay [Braised Chicken with Soy Sauce]

Always thought that chicken cooked this way isn't that flavoursome but this one happens to be simple yet tasty.  My hubby says some Malay stalls cooked this using sweet soy sauce [kicap manis].

This recipe is from Philip Yoong's book 'Nyonya Delights' which used 2 chicken whole leg [with bones and skin].    

original recipe from Nyonya Deli with slight modifications
[serves 5-6]
4 chicken thighs - deboned and skin remove, cut bite size pieces
1 red chilli - cut diamond shape
1 green chilli - cut [I used green capsicum - cut wedges] - optional
2 onions - quartered
1/2 tbsp oil
150 ml water
4 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp dark soy sauce
3 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp cornstarch
  1. Marinade chicken with marinade for at least 2 hours.
  2. Heat oil, saute half of the onions [I like the onions to be crunchy, so I add the remaining later] for a few seconds.  Add in the marinated chicken.  Fry until chicken is firm and quite dry. 
  3. Add in remaining onions and chillies.  Stir fry to mix.
  4. Add in the water, bring to boil to cook chicken and until gravy is reduced to a thick consistency.  Best to cook this dish over high heat if you prefer the onions to be crunchy.
  5. Dish out to serve with rice, sliced cucumbers and sambal belacan.

    Notes: Visit this site for its' Nutritional Facts [here]

    I'm linking this post to Cook Your Books Event #6
     hosted by Joyce of  Kitchen Flavours
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Phong Hong said...

Very delicious chicken dish, Kimmy! I also like my onions crunchy with slight raw taste. Very appetizing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this dish would be better with thicker gravy and crunchy onions. I should have added less water.

kitchen flavours said...

Hi Kimmy,
This is such an appetizing dish, just perfect for everyday dish with rice!
Thanks for sharing with CYB!

mui mui said...

Hi Kimmy,
I love tau eu Kay too and yours looks fabulous. Would spoon lots of the gravy onto my steamed rice.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, it's an easy dish to prepare yet I never thought of it during my busy days. Apart from onions and chillies, we can add some beans [snow peas etc] to make a complete meal with rice.

Kimmy said...

Hi Mui Mui, can have it a little spicy and very spicy with the sambal, hehehe!

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