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Friday, January 12, 2018


Cooking this chicken is again a simple task yet the result is awesome.  The Chef informed that this recipe is a diet version and it differs from the non-diet version only with the quantity of honey used.  The non-diet version uses 4 times the amount of honey here. 
This chicken dish is as delicious with the extra added flavours from star anise and ginger.  Another great dish which I could prepare ahead during busy times for the family.  Just need reheating before serving. 

Recipe adapted from Chinese Cooking [Natural Recipes For Healthy Living] by Charmaine Solomon with modifications
[serves 3-4]
[about 20 total grams carbohydrate]
2 large chicken thighs - halved [I used free range chicken, you can use meaty ones too]
1 star anise
1/2 tbsp each of grated garlic and ginger
1 tsp dark soy sauce
2-3 tbsp light soy sauce
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cooking wine
250 ml water
some coriander leaves
1 tbsp oil
  1. Cut chicken into joints and dry them well on paper towels.
  2. Heat oil in a non stick pan and brown the chicken on high heat on both sides.  Push aside.
  3. Add in the ginger, garlic, star anise, soy sauce and honey.  Stir well and turn the chicken pieces in the mixture.
  4. Add in water, bring to boil,cover with lid and simmer over low heat for 30-40 minutes until chicken is tender and water has thickened.  Add some extra water if it's too dry before chicken is tender.
  5. Dish up to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves.

Cookbook Countdown
I am sharing this post with Cookbook Countdown Event #25 hosted by Joyce and Emily of Kitchen Flavours and Emily's Cooking [Makan2] Foray respectively   


kitchen flavours said...

I prefer this version better with only 1 tablespoon of honey. I do not like to use a lot of honey in my cooking, because of its sweetness. This dish looks delicious!

Kimmy said...

Hi Joyce, this is supposed to be a weight loss dish and fully agree with you, too much honey makes it sweet. I love the chopped aromatics [ginger and garlic], very nice.

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