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Basil Turmeric Chicken (Confinement food) ~ ((坐月) food ~ 九层塔黄姜鸡

Although no research says that Basil can help to  increase the production of breast milk but it has a calming effect, helps improve bowel movement and promotes a healthy appetite when used in moderation.  Meanwhile Turmeric is full of vitamins and offers several medicinal benefits when consumed moderately while breastfeeding the  baby.


Basil Turmeric Chicken (Confinement food)  ~  九层塔黄姜鸡
Ingredients

  • 400 gm free range chicken cut into bite size
  • 1 big onion, sliced
  • Some sprigs of Thai basil leaves
Seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp each of  sugar, light soya sauce, salt
  • 1.1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 Tbsp tamarind juice
  • a dash of dark soya sauce
Method
  1. Marinate the chicken with the above seasoning for a few hours or overnight.
  2. Pan fry the onion slices till fragrant, then add in the seasoned chicken.
  3. Add some water, cover and cook till chicken is cooked through and tender.
  4. Toss in the basil leaves, mix well.
  5. Fine tune to desired taste.
  6. Dish out and serve.



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