I was chatting with S during the IK gathering and she shared with me a positive review of this dish. Since I had chicken in the freezer, I decided to cook this dish for dinner. The recipe was shared by Angie from Kitchencapers and I adapted the recipe to cook the dish.
1 kg chicken parts
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 thumb size ginger, sliced
5 stalks spring onions cut into 4 cm lengths
5 pieces dried chilli, soaked and deseeded.
about 1/2 cup hot water or less
Marinade chicken parts for an hour using the following:
2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp onion oil
2 tbsp kikoman light soya sauce
1 tbsp dark soya sauce
3 tbsp chinese wine
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
Heat up 1 tbsp each of sesame oil and cooking oil and fry garlic, ginger, half portion of the spring onion and dried chillies till fragrant.
Add in the chicken parts without the marinade and fry for about 2 mins.
Pour the marinade into the ingredients and mix well.
Add in the water.
Cook all ingredients in the pot over medium heat till they come to a boil.
Then reduce heat, cover and simmer for 30 mins. Stir occasionally while simmering.
After 30 mins open pot cover and continue to simmer for another 15 mins till gravy is reduced.
Add in the rest of the spring onions and mix well.
Dish out and serve hot.