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Soya Sauce Chicken



This is an old-time favourite and I'm quite sure that most Chinese households must have served this dish at one time or another.  Whenever I cook this, I will always store any excess stock in the freezer to cook pork belly with it and will  normally toss in some hard-boiled eggs and fried bean curd as well.










Recipe for Soya Sauce Chicken

    Ingredients
    • 1 kg free range chicken (either whole or cut into half)
    • 100 ml light soya sauce
    • 1/4  tsp dark soya sauce
    • 1 litre water
    • 10 cloves garlic
    • 3 to 4 star anise
    • 50 gm rock sugar or to taste
    • 1 Tbsp oil
    • Vegetables as desired
    Method
    1.  Heat up some oil in a wok, shallow fry the garlic and star anise till fragrant.
    2. Add in water, sauces, rock sugar and let it boil, then add in the chicken.  Bathe the chicken in the stock for a while, lover heat, turn the chicken over, cover the wok and simmer till chicken is cooked through and tender.
    3. Remove the chicken and let it cool before cutting up into serving slices.
    4. Ladle gravy over the chicken, garnish with blanched vegetables.
    5. Serve hot with rice.




    I'm submitting this post to   Muhibbah Malaysian Monday  hosted by
    Suresh of   3 Hungry Tummies

Comments

  1. Cheah, Your soya sauce chicken looks tender so tender and delicious :) I can eat this alone with rice, no need other side dishes.

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    1. Yes, that's just that dish with rice....quickie meal!

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  2. This is the dish that is being called as homecooked food! I have never cook this before but there is always a first for me. I got to try this.

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    1. Yes, give it a try and see whether it's well received.

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  3. Cheah, this is one of my favourites. In fact I just "tapau" from my regular chicken rice shop this evening! Now that I have your recipe, I can cook it myself. Yah, it's a great idea to freeze the excess stock, if not it is wasted :)

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  4. Looks so delicious and juicy.... I want this with a huge bowl of chicken rice... yummy.

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  5. it's been long time never had this dish already! i will reach for the drumstick!!

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  6. I dont want chicken but I want the sauce over my rice. You can take the chicken and leave the sauce for me. haha

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  7. My mum taught me to cook this dish, it is an all time favourite in our family. True blue homecook food!

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  8. I love Bak Yau Gai,
    Long time never eat this.

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  9. Hi Cheah, thanks for sharing this recipe. I think it's a dish suitable for post confinement mum who is already scared of ginger and sesame oil. Will share this with here.

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  10. Hi Cheah, your soya sauce chicken look so delicious. Can have extra rice to go with this, love the skin so silky smooth. yum yum

    Have a nice weekend.

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  11. i love soya chicken but i never make it myself
    thks for sharing, Cheah :)

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    1. It's very easy to make and I think you should try it.

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  12. Cheah, My kids love soya sauce chicken too.
    Your soya sauce chicken looks so tender and juicy. Can have just rice and the chicken with the sauce. Yum!!
    I do know that the excess stock can be kept for next cooking. May I know when do you take the sauce out to keep? Thanks for sharing :)
    mui..^^

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    1. After I've dished out the estimated sauce for the chicken, I keep the balance.

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    2. Thanks Cheah.
      Have a wonderful week ahead:)
      mui..^^

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