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Scallion Oil Chicken ~ 葱油鸡



From Spring Onion pancake, I'm sharing with you a Scallion or Spring onion chicken dish today.  This is more or less like a poached chicken dish except that it's laden with a sauce of scallion oil, chicken broth and Chinese wine.  This dish can be served as it is or chilled in the fridge before serving,







Scallion Oil Chicken ~  葱油鸡

Ingredients

  • 2 whole leg chicken, approx 600 gm
  • 4 to 5 stalks of spring onions
  • Ginger, sliced and minced
  • 1 Tbsp Shaoxing wine
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • Light soya sauce, salt and a bit of sugar to taste
Method
  1. Season the chicken with some salt, set aside.
  2. Cut out the spring onion bulbs, some to put in the pot and some to make the oil.
  3. Chop up the rest of the green part of spring onions.
  4. Add the minced ginger into the chopped spring onions, add some salt, mix well.
  5. Bring some water to the boil, just enough to cover the chicken, add in the spring onion bulb d three slices of ginger and a teaspoon of salt.
  6. Once boiling, add in the chicken, let it simmer, cover with lid, lower heat, for about 15 mins.   Check to see whether chicken is cooked through.
  7. Let the chicken cool at room temperature.
  8. Meanwhile, prepare the scallion oil.  Pour the oil in a pan, add in the spring onion bulbs, sear over low heat till aromatic.  Strain the oil into the bowl of chopped spring onions, ladle on 3 to 4 Tablespoons of chicken broth, add in some sugar,light soya sauce, wine and fine tune to taste.
  9. Place the chicken in an ice cube water bath for about 2 mins., remove, pat dry and chop up the chicken.
  10. Arrange the chicken on a serving plate and ladle on the scallion oil mixture.
  11. Serve immediately or chilled in the fridge before serving.


Comments

  1. Light yet packed full of flavour! I take this recipe with me, Cheah.

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  2. Flavors packed...easy to prepare too. Will try this
    Thanks for sharing the recipe

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    1. You're most welcome. Hope your WB will like it!

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  3. I am definitely going to try this recipe out one day! I love Chinese cooking and this just makes me drool. x

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    1. Yes, it's something like our Ipoh 'Towgay chicken'!

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  4. I love this chicken dish, full of scallion flavour. Going to try out soon!

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