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Tuesday, June 5, 2018


Chinese style cooking, simple and easy with only a handful of basic ingredients and seasoning, yet the food tastes good.  
This is another of such dishes with only 2 main ingredients [fragrant yam and chicken].  The cooking method is also made simple from deep frying to pan frying.  If you are cooking a bigger portion, you can choose deep frying but for home cooking, I still prefers pan frying as I need not use too much oil.  Moreover, I kept the skin intact, no oil is need when you fry them in a non stick pan.
I love the fragrance of the ginger, spring onions  which goes well the seasoning of this dish.  The fried yam pieces and chicken are both tasty in the thick sauce. 

1 large deboned chicken whole leg [with skin, fats removed] - cut bite size pieces
150-200 gm yam - cut thick strips or cubed
1 stalk spring onions
4-5 slices of ginger
Marinade - some light soy sauce, wine, dash of pepper and cornstarch
1 tbsp each of light soy sauce, oyster sauce, cooking wine and dash of pepper

  1. Heat oil in a non stick pan, pan fry yam pieces over medium heat until brown.  Dish up.
  2. Using the same pan, pan fry the chicken pieces, skin side down until golden brown, flip over to fry the meat side until lightly crispy.  Dish up.
  3. Remove excess oil, using the same pan, saute ginger and spring onions until aromatic.  Add in the fried ingredients, pour in the seasoning.
  4. Stir to mix all ingredients well before adding enough water to cover ingredients.
  5. Bring to boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes until  yam and chicken pieces are tender and sauce reduced.
  6. Dish up to serve. Garnish with coriander leaves.


Anonymous said...

What type of yam are you using. There are so many types of yam out there. I don't know which type to choose. Please advise. Thanks.

Kimmy said...

Hi Annie, I used local yam [more fragrant and soft, not fibrous]. You can also use Thai yam.

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