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Thursday, January 12, 2017


This is one simple recipe which I picked to cook for  my family during busy days.  It turned out to be so good that I have bookmarked to cook again when we go back to my mother in-law’s house for Chinese New Year holidays.
It is always good to have a collection of easy to cook and simple recipes  during this time as I have to cook numerous dishes for a big group for several days.  This recipe requires only 2 main ingredients – chicken meat and chives, yet it tastes awesome.  I only need to increase the portion according to the number of people to serve.

Recipe adapted from Yum Yum Magazine No.95 with modifications
[serves 2-3]
1 large deboned chicken whole leg with skin, fats removed – cut into pieces
50 gm chives – diced
1 tbsp oil
½ tsp salt, dash of pepper
1 tbsp cornstarch before frying
Seasoning [combined]
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp water
  1. Mix chicken with marinade and season for at least 30 minutes.  Coat chicken pieces with cornstarch before frying.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan, pan fry chicken pieces until golden brown on both sides.  Remove excess oil if any, then add in seasoning and chives.
  3. Stir well and dish up to serve.
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I'm sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event#13 hosted by Joyce of Kitchen Flavours and Emily of Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray


Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, I cannot imagine what it is like to cook for a big group of people for a few days. I salute you! This dish I will definitely try because I have chives growing in my garden.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, this is one reason I don't really like CNY after I got married cos' I have to face these chores since then. My MIL expects me to do whatever she isn't going to do and there is no others willing to do. They can avoid it cos' they aren't staying with her and I don't like to see my MIL showing her tantrums during festive times. Elders are always right eventhough they are not. Back to this dish - I love it for its taste.

Emily said...

Your mother brought up a perfect daughter, I spring salute you! This dish is simply delicious, chicken and chives. Alas, I never have luck growing chives.

Kimmy said...

Hi Emily, it was my late Papa. He was my role model - a filial son, caring, loving father and husband to his children and wife. A very considerate, emphatic man who puts other peoples well being before his. I suppose I have inherited his traits. BTW, this is a delicious and tasty dish.

kitchen flavours said...

Delicious dish, Kimmy! Similar to the dish I sometimes cook, I used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce, and usually spring onions from my garden. I have a pot of chives growing, and will try it with chives the next time.

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, usually I used oyster sauce, ginger and spring onions too, but with fish sauce, the aroma and flavour is quite different. Nice dish, just that I should have added more chives.

TeaLady said...

This looks really good. And easy! I think I have all the ingredients.

Kayte said...

This looks so moist and delicious...and very appealing. You make it look so simple!

Kimmy said...

Hi TeaLady, this is really an easy dish to prepare. Only 3 main ingredients, chicken meat, chives and fish sauce but awesome.

Kimmy said...

Hi Kayte, yes your description of this dish is correct - moist and delicious is how I found this dish to be. I wouldn't mind cooking this often cos' it can be served with rice or porridge.

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