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Braised Chicken with Mushrooms ~ 冬菇腐竹焖鸡

This is a tasty, simple comfort dish that can be easily prepared at home.  The chicken is tender and the mushrooms meaty and juicy for they have been infused with the flavour of the sauce and the chicken. The same goes for the beancurd skin for by itself, they are somewhat bland in taste.  





Braised Chicken with Mushrooms   ~     冬菇腐竹焖鸡    
 
Ingredients
  • 4 drumsticks, cut into bite size, about 400 gm
  • 8 shitake mushrooms, soaked and stemmed
  • 12 pieces of beancurd sticks
  • 2 slices ginger
  • 1 Tbsp oyster sauce
  • 1 tsp light soya sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dark soya sauce
  • 1/8 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp cornflour + 1 Tbsp water to mix
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp Shaoxing wine
  • Salt to taste
Method
  1. Heat up a wok with some oil and saute the ginger till fragrant.
  2. Add in the mushrooms, followed by the chicken.  Stir-fry.
  3. Add in the oyster sauce, light and dark soya sauce and enough water to cover the chicken and mushrooms.  Let it simmer.  Cover with lid, turn on medium heat and let the chicken cook till tender and the mushrooms, soft.
  4. Add in the beancurd sticks and more water as the beancurd sticks tend to be absorbent.
  5. Fine tune to taste and add in the cornflour mixture.
  6. Drizzle on sesame oil and Shaoxing wine.  Give it a good stir.  Dish out.
  7. Serve with a garnishing of spring onions.









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