Monday, August 16, 2010

Stewed Chicken in Soya Sauce

This is a very easy-to-cook dish. You definitely can't go wrong with it. I cook this when I'm in one of those 'don't know what to cook' mood!

What I Used:

4 whole chicken legs, chopped to preferred size (I removed the skin)
6 slices of ginger
2 tablespoon sesame oil
About 3 to 5 tablespoon light soya sauce to taste
1 teaspoon dark soya sauce to give some colour
a little sugar to taste
1 tablespoon hua tiao chiew (wine) optional
enough water to cook

How I Did It:

1. Saute ginger in sesame oil till fragrant and then add in chicken and stir fry for a short while.

2. Add sauces and water. Bring to a boil and then cover to simmer till chicken is cooked.

3. Add sugar to taste and then the wine. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.

4. Serve hot with rice.

This stir-fried broccoli with mushroom and carrot in oyster sauce was the accompaniment to the chicken.


  1. Chicken braised in soya sauce always tastes very comforting for me my kind of meal whenever I want to eat something light!

  2. these are the 2 dishes that I always eat for my dinner :)

  3. hee I was just planning to cook it this week! love this dish and my mum always cook it for us last time. Your version looks so yummy :)

  4. Hi Ladies,
    Thanks for dropping by.
    This is one of my 'lazy' dishes. ;P

  5. Wah, I find Singaporeans eat rather healthily leh... My MIL would put LOADS of ginger in TONS of salt plus sugar without saying...and dunno how much dark soya sauce she'd put coz the colour in the end is double of just use a little light soya sauce to taste? That's really healthy.

  6. Seems simple and nice. Will definitely try this soon.. but first need to replenish my cooking wine first hehe ;p

  7. Hi Meldylocks,
    I try to cook healthy at home most of the time as we do eat out now and then.

  8. This is what I would call "homey and comforting" dishes! They are great any time of year!



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