Friday, October 22, 2010

Braised Potato Chicken

Sokehah Cheah | 2:52 PM | |

This is another 'kar heong' or rather country style home-cooked dish.  Remember that my mum used to cook this for us which became a favourite amongst my siblings and now my children.

Saute the pounded ingredients with 'Tau Cheong', add in chicken, then the potato quarters, water and cook.

This simple dish does go very well with white rice, especially the gravy,and this is the way to do it .............

  • 1/2 a free-range chicken, about 420 gm - skin removed and chopped to bite size
  • 400 gm potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 5 pips garlic
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 tsp preserved bean paste (Tau Cheong)
  • 3/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oyster sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1.1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water to thicken
  • Oil for frying
  1. Wash the chicken pieces and marinate with salt for about an hour.
  2. Lightly pound together the garlic and shallots.
  3. Heat up pan with some oil, saute the pounded ingredients till fragrant, add in the preserved bean paste, stir-fry.
  4. Add in the marinated chicken, stir-fry, then the potatoes, stir-fry.
  5. Add in 1.1/2 cups water, sugar, dark soya sauce and oyster sauce and let it simmer till the chicken are tender and the potatoes, soft.
  6. Add in the thickening, fine tune to taste, dish out.
  7. Serve hot with rice.


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  1. when i cook this dish, sure "sapu habis", my family favourite dish, personally i find cook with pork taste better.

  2. A classic chicken potato dish! Wonderful for any time of year!

  3. Quite close to the peranakan style of chicken ponteh. I use more tau cheo and onions and bamboo shoots. And it's eaten with freshly sliced green chilli.

  4. I love this dish alot with rice! The gravy just fantastic. Hope you'll have a wonderful day.

  5. My grandma used to cook this for me and my siblings too when we were young. Beautiful dish...simple and delicious :)

  6. I really love this dish and reminds me of my grandma. Sometime I cook this with Tau Cheong or Miso paste.
    Just simply delicious :)

  7. I cook this a lot! So simple and tasty, reminds me of home =)

  8. I'd cook this when I ran out of ideas! Very easy to cook and delicious too!

  9. this is one of my favourite dish, I like the potatoes cut in thin slices :)

  10. Sonia
    Oh, good idea to try with pork too.

    Yes, it's an all-time favourite.

    Yes, something like the 'ayam pongteh'.

    You have a great weekend too!

    Ya, remember that you like potatoes.

    Must try with miso paste one day.

    Yes, country style dish!

    Yup, same with me!

    Yes, cutting potatoes in thin slice can cook faster.

  11. YUM! I love this. So homey and comforting.

  12. Thanks for this recipe. I love your recipes because they are not too difficult (you explain it well) and use minimal ingredients!

    I cooked this dish for my in-laws over the weekend. I personally think it turned out very tasty. In-laws probably aren't used to the taste.

    Thanks again and will continue trying out your other recipes.

  13. CC
    Thanks for dropping by my blog. So glad that you like my recipes and yes my recipes are very simple and straightforward, hence, no-frills!



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