Monday, May 17, 2010

Chicken chop with oyster sauce | 14 comments:


Whipped up this one-dish meal for dinner recently.  Added an egg after reading some article regarding the goodness of egg yolk which is the healthiest part of the egg.  There are also indications that eating whole eggs actually raise the good HDL cholesterol.  After all, the yolk contains much of the food that the chick depends on for growth.  Check out this site if you want to know more about eggs.



Very easy, just pan fry the marinated chicken pieces, prepare the gravy, wash and chop up the veggie, and dinner is ready!


Looks delicious ...... I like the slightly burnt part of the chicken, yummy!

Ingredients
  • 3 chicken legs, remove the skin and debone.  (Keep the bones for stock)
  • 1 Japanese cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • 1 red capsicum, cut
  • Eggs  (optional)
  • Some salad green
Marinade for chicken  (marinate for a couple of hours, best overnight)
  • 1  tsp each - sesame oil, oyster sauce, sugar
  • 1/2  tsp each - salt, light soya sauce, Shaoxing wine
  • 1/4  tsp dark soya sauce
  • Dash of pepper
Sauce
  • 3/4 cups water
  • 2 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1.1/2  tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water for thickening
  • Salt to taste
Preparation
  1. Cook the chicken bones with 3/4 cup water  for about 1/2 an hr. to make stock.  Discard the bones.
  2. Add in the sauces, sugar, thickening.  Fine tune the taste to your liking.  Set aside.
  3. Heat up a pan and fry the eggs.  Dish out.
  4. In the same pan, add in some oil and pan fry the chicken pieces, flipping over, till thoroughly cooked.
  5. Dish out and put on serving plate.  Pour sauce over.
  6. Garnish with some salad and serve hot.

14 comments:

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  1. I love the burnt part of the chicken too! The fried egg is a big plus! :)

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  2. A very delicious and comforting lunch.

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  3. that looks so good! sometimes we do pork chops. i love that you have the egg as well.

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  4. I'm sure my kids will drool over this! haha... Never get bored! Hope you have a fabulous day!
    Cheers, kristy

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  5. Very lovely meal...mmmm. Cheah, I think it would be awesome with a slice of your homemade bread. Yes, eggs are good but best if eaten raw if you can. I remember when we were young, my mom made us eat raw eggs when we had fever. These days I still eat lots of eggs but usually very very soft boiled.

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  6. Cheah...great write out. I went for my blood result today and my cholesterol is 4.3 but my HDL is a bit low and your write out have pout eggs back into my diet...hahaha came in just nice for me. Thanks for sharing and you deserve this award I am giving to you. Please do dop by and collect it.

    http://elinluv.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunshine-award.html

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  7. I would love to have that plate of chicken chop, egg and all:D Can't resist eggs.

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  8. AH!! I love this~~~looks very yummy~~pass me that plate please!!

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  9. 3 hungry tummies, Angie, Penny & Kristy.
    Thanks for all those compliments.

    Mary
    I've heard of people eating raw eggs, must be freshly laid, right? When I was little, remembering eating hot rice mixed with a raw egg and some lard, so aromatic!

    Jeannie & Anncoo
    I'll courier to both of you, ha, ha!

    Elin.
    Wow your cholesterol is so low, good for you, is it with medication? Thanks for the award, will collect it soon.

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  10. Looks delicious - very hungry now

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  11. Love everything on the part including the egg yolk!

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  12. It looks delicious and I'm starving now especially after the heavy rain. Can't resist the oyster sauce gravy. It's certainly a good combination with the chicken. I really love it, not too oily. Good work.

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  13. Hi Cheah,

    Not on medication yet but BP yes....that's why have to jaga my diet...:) Tale your time to collect it :)

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  14. Yummy Koh
    Thanks for dropping by.

    tigerfish
    Looks like fried eggs is a favourite amongst many readers!

    Anonymous
    Thanks for sweet compliments.

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