Sunday, June 13, 2010

Delicacy 1: Claypot Chicken Rice

Seen it a lot of times but this is the second time having hands on! Hooray! *got my goggles and gloves on* haha… For this dish, you need to prepare a few normal ingredients which you can normally get in your nearby grocery stores

For a serving of 3 to 4
>3 bonesless chicken thighs and drumstick

>chicken stock
>1 spring onion
>½ a garlic
>5 chinese mushroom

>2 Chinese sausage

>Corn flour
>Teriyaki sauce
>Olive oil
>Brandy/ whisky
>Oysater Sauce
>Soya Sauce

Let’s get started!

This can be prepared one day in advance or at least half a day earlier so that it is marinated properly.

Have the bonesless chicken sliced and diced into chuck bites size (size of ½ a ping pong ball). Marinate it with 2 teaspoon of pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cornflour ( so that it wouldn’t be that dry), 3 tablespoon of teriyaki sauce, 3 tablespoon of olive oil and 3 table spoon of brandy or whisky.

Mixed it all up properly. Yeah! Refrigerate it.

After you are done with the chicken, let’s just continue the preparation. Chopped the garlic up, sliced the Chinese mushroom (Chinese mushroom is prepared by soaking them in hot water until they become soft), and also slice the Chinese sausage. Clean foil the prepared food and refrigerate it. Also prepare chicken stock by boiling chicken bones. (You can freeze the extra as we only need a cup on chicken stock)

1 hour before dinner, take out the marinated chicken and fry it. Here’s the important part. Use a nonstick pan, spread the chicken out evenly on the pan, and put it on high fire. Do not flip the chicken pieces for ~2-3 minutes, you want it to be brown. After that flip it over and burn it for another 2- 3 minutes. The corn flour that we added earlier will make sure it doesn’t become so dry. The trick here is that you do not want to fully cook the chicken but make it medium done only.

When you are done, take out the chicken pieces from the pan. Do not clean or change the pan. Now, put the garlic, Chinese mushroom and sausage, fry it on medium fire while constantly mixing it around. This will only take approximately 3 minutes. You do not want to burn them.


After this, take out the mushrooms and sausages and place it aside. Place 4 tablespoon of oyster sauce, 1 tablespoon of soya sauce and one cup of chicken stock into the pan and mixed it with the remaining sauce. Mixed it properly.

If it is for 3-4 person, you only need around 2 cups of rice. Wash the rice and place it in the rice cooker. Put the mushroom, sausage and the sauce with the chicken stock all in(do not put the chicken in). If there is not enough sauce, use water as replacement. Use the rice cooker to cook it… Just before the rice is cooked, when the rice starts boiling in the rice cooker, then only throw in the chicken pieces. Leave it to cook and keep warm!

Walah! Dinner is served.. Chop some spring onion and sprinkle on them if you like them.