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Braised Chicken with Yam



I've a soft spot for yam and can't resist buying them from the market whenever I see fresh ones. Came up with this dish which I can easily have it on its own ....... I'll eat the yam first, the chicken is secondary.




Recipe for Braised Chicken with Yam

Ingredients
    • 1 kg free range chicken, skin removed and cut into bite size
    • 800 gm  (net weight) yam/taro, sliced or cubed
    • 1 onion, cut into wedges
    • 1 tsp light soya sauce
    • 1/4  tsp sugar
    • 3 cups water or more
    • Pepper
    • Salt to taste
    Method
    1. Marinate the chicken pieces with some salt and pepper.  Set aside for an hour or more.
    2. In a wok, saute the onion wedges with some oil, toss in the chicken pieces.  Fry till fragrant.
    3. Add in the yam slices as well and continue to stir-fry.
    4. Add in enough water to cover the chicken and yam.  Add in the light soya sauce and sugar.  Bring to the boil, cover and lower heat to simmer.  Cook till the chicken is tender and the yam, soft and creamy.
    5. Fine tune to desired taste, dish out onto serving plate.
    6. Serve hot with rice.



Comments

  1. I love yam too... this dish sounds great, never thought of adding yam to chicken. Will try this out sometime.

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  2. YUmmm... I love yam with chicken too! I remember I cooked once with coconut added, similar to Thai style. Will definitely cook your version for sure.

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  3. the other day i also cook chicken with yam, photo taken but have yet to post, lazy to write recipe, hahaha..and i know this is good!

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    1. Ah... will look out for your post in due course. Yes, this is good!

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  4. Cheah...looks good . Must try your version of using chicken instead of ribs :)

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  5. Hi Cheah,
    I love, love yam too.
    Looking at your soft and creamy yam in braised chicken am salivating.
    I will definitely cook this.

    Thanks for sharing.
    mui..^^

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  6. Hi Cheah, we love yam too. My hubby always talk about the 'Ark Or' [Duck with Yam]. Maybe I should try this dish for him. Have you tried the 'Ark Or' before?

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    1. No, Kimmy. Frankly I've never cooked with duck before! But think my mum cooked this long, long ago!

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  7. Hi Cheah
    I got to know your blog thru Lena. I believe you are one of another good cook too! Yes, me too, I will scoop the yam first and the chicken pieces will be my secondary. I know this is a delicious dish. I like it.

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Mel. I'm not a good cook, in fact, I'm still in the learning process!

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  8. hi cheah, i know this must be good, always love yam! nowadays i eat less yam and ubi due to some little gastritis problem but yet i couldnt resist picking a few pieces of yam when i see them in dishes! if we love yam, we will find them good in everything! haha!

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    1. Sorry to hear of your gastric problem. Yes when you have this problem, you'll need to stay away from yam, ubi and glutinous rice. Hope it'll be remedied in due course.

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  9. Me too loving taro/yam a lot! So they are usually the first gone ;-)

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  10. I can see your got a good yam. Looks so delicious. My mum make this too and I always eat an extra bowl of rice.

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