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Taucu (bean paste) chicken ~ 豆酱姜鸡

A very simple fuss-free and comforting  dish to come home to, especially on the current wet days.  This dish pairs well with both hot, steaming rice or gluey white porridge.  Enjoy with your loved ones... dig in!

Taucu (bean paste) chicken  ~  豆酱姜鸡 

650 gm chicken (I used 2 whole leg and 2 wings)6 pips of garlic20 gm ginger1 Tbsp taucu1 cup  watersugar and salt to tasteoil for fryingMethod

Season the chicken with a bit of salt.Pound the garlic and ginger, set aside.Heat up a wok with some oil, saute the garlic and ginger paste till fragrant.Add in the taucu, stir-fry.  Add in the chicken and stir-fry.Add in water and cook till chicken is cooked through.Add in sugar and salt to taste.Serve with rice or porridge.

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