Monday, July 1, 2013

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Feet


Braised chicken feet in black bean sauce is a common sight at Dim Sum restaurants and most of  the time they are pre-fried. Being the lazy me, I just dumped them into the slow cooker together with the chicken, added in some spices and let them mingle together while I attended to my other household chores.  I put the slow cooker on 'high', attended to it some three hours later and after adjusting the taste, it was ready to be served.


















Recipe for Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Chicken Feet

    Ingredients
    • 300 gm chicken feet
    • 400 gm chicken, cut to bite size
    • 3 slices ginger
    • 8 cloves, garlic, crushed
    • 3 dried chillies soaked in water to soften
    • 3 star anise
    • 4  tsp light soya sauce
    • 1  tsp each of dark soya sauce, rock sugar and seasalt
    • 2.1/2 cups water
    • 2  tsp cornflour + sauce to thicken
    Method
    1. Season the chicken pieces with some salt, light and dark soya sauce, set aside.
    2. Blanch the chicken feet in boiling water for about 10 mins to rid of some oil.  Drain and rinse in running water.
    3. In a slow cooker, add in the dried chillies, ginger, crushed garlic and water.  Add in the chicken feet and cook on high for 2 hours.
    4. Add chicken  and cook for another hour or more till the chicken feet are soft and the chicken tender.
    5. Use some of the sauce to make the cornflour thickening. 
    6. Fine tune to taste, dish out onto serving plate.
    7. Seve hot with white rice.




18 comments:

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  1. your 1st picture really makes my mouth water! had been abandoning my slow cooker for so long :)

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    1. Thanks, Lena! Don't hibernate the slow cooker for long, bring it out to use!

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  2. So delicious! I would love to taste those chicken claws!

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  3. Loves anything that is slow cooked and braised. And these definitely are so yummy goes with rice.

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  4. Cheah, you've made my favourite dish. Hope I've a bowl of rice now with your braised chicken :)

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    1. Yes, do come over to join me for dinner, Ann!

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  5. Chicken feet sends the chills down my hubby's and daughter's spine but this, I super love! Just looking at the pics make my mouth water.

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    1. Yes, some people are put off by the look of these claws while others simply adore them.

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  6. Hi Cheah!

    I prepared chicken for dinner tonight and it didn't look half as delicious as yours does. And you made it in the crock to boot!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing...

    P.S. The Picnic Game Round-up is posted. Oh soooo goooood!!!

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  7. Oh my....Braised chicken feet in black bean sauce is one of the must-order dish when I go dim sum. Can't believe it's quite easy to make. :) Can't wait to try this with my slow cooker. Great method!

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    1. Yes, it's very easy to make. You can also deep-fry them before putting them into the slow cooker.

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  8. ivy sew http://simplybeautifulhealthyliving.blogspot.comJuly 2, 2013 at 8:56 PM

    Cheah, chicken feet is my favourite! Now I will also make use of the slow cooker for this dish. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Looks like chicken feet do have a lot of fans! :))

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  9. This brings me back to dim sum Sundays in KL. I have a friend who adores the braised chicken feet but I'll bet it has never occurred to her to make them at home. I will be sending her your link!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Stacy and thanks for sending my link to your friend :)

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