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Sour plum Chicken ~ 酸梅鸡


There are many sweet and sour dishes in Chinese cuisine and many of them calls for deep-frying of the meat, be it chicken, pork, pork ribs or fish.  I do not encourage deep-frying in my kitchen and this dish only requires some sauteing and pan-frying and hence not much of oily mess to clean up. The sweet and sour sauce helps to 'open' up your appetite and pairs very well with white rice or bread.





Sour Plum Chicken  ~  酸梅鸡    

Ingredients
  • 700 gm free-range chicken, cut into bite size
  • 1 tomato, cut in wedges
  • 2 sour plums, lightly mashed
  • 4 pips garlic, chopped
  • a small knob of ginger, chopped
  • 2 red birdeye chillies, chopped
  • 1 tsp taucheong, bean paste
  • 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
  • Seasalt to taste
  • Sugar to taste
  • 2 tsp Cornflour + 1 Tbsp water to thicken

Method
  1. Marinate the chicken with some seasalt
  2. In a non-stick pan, heat up some oil and saute
  3. the chopped garlic, ginger, chillies and bean paste till fragrant
  4. Add in the chicken , pan fry and add in 1 cup of water, the sour plum and
  5. let it simmer till chicken is cooked
  6. Add in dark soya sauce, seasalt and sugar to taste
  7. Toss in the tomato wedges
  8. Add in cornflour mixture to thicken
  9. Dish out and serve with rice




Comments

  1. Cheah, your sour plum chicken looks great! I would enjoy the gravy on rice :)

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  2. I've never tried sour plum chicken before. Looks so delicious!

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  3. This is so appetizing! I too don't like deepfrying though very delicious, so this one is perfect for me too.

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    1. Yes, deep frying is oily and messy. I always prefer the easy way out :)

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  4. Hi, the chicken looks so sumptuous and I have saved your recipe in my kitchen. But I need clarification from you. One of the ingredients, taucheong bean paste, r u referring to the black fermented type or the brown type usually eaten with porridge? Thanks a mil!

    Pearly here.

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    1. The taucheong bean paste is the brown fermented type, either mashed or whole. The black beans is what we call 'Tau Si'.

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  5. The sour plum chicken looks delicious. So appetizing!

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  6. Looks delicious and simple. I will give it a go. Thanks for sharing.

    Ming

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  7. Looks yummy, must be delicious too. Must give it a try. Mary Saradum

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    1. Happy to see your comment here, Mary. Yes, do give it a try, it's easy!

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  8. Sokehah, I tried out this recipe last night. Very tasty. Substituted in canned plums for the sour plums. Quick, simple and delicious. Thank you for the recipe.
    Ming

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    1. You're most welcome, Ming. I always feel very glad that some one tries my recipe and likes it :)

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