Wine Chicken with Celery – 24th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 9Dec2016

did a wine chicken with celery for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 9.12.2016. ^^

this my 24th friday breakfast community meal at teban gardens community service centre.

i first started doing a community meal dish for teban gardens CSC on 8.1.2016.

the centre was started in 2002 after much effort & challenge by our RI friend who is a pastor of pasir panjang hill brethren church (pphbc) which owns & runs the CSC.

basically i used my chinese wine braised chicken 黄焖鸡 recipe here.

so i debone 2 chicken night before, wake up earlu to marinate the chicken with (best to st aside for 2hrs) –

  • 3tbsp fish sauce
  • 2tbsp oyster sauce
  • 2tbsp corn flour
  • 2tbsp sesame oil
  • 4tbsp shaoxing chine wine

then very hot wok, fry sliced ginger (4cm), 2 cut chilli padi, then add 2 tsp chopped garlic in 1tbsp oil.

then add chicken, fry (high heat), added another 4 tbsp shaoxing wine & cover (low heat) to cook the chicken.

need about 10mins..then remove chicken pieces except the wings & cook another 10mins & reduce the liquids.

then i placed the chinese wine braised chicken 黄焖鸡 dish in the aluminium carrier.

celery

celery 

fry the celery (i used about 14 stems from 2 bunch of celery) separately.

high heat, again cut ginger first then garlic. then add cut celery, fry (high heat) then cover (low heat to cook.

i did not add oyster sauce or fish sauce as there was gravy from wine chicken, which i added.

then i placed the celery on the chinese wine braised chicken 黄焖鸡.

all the reisdents & staff enjoyed the dish.

very tasty & flavourful chicken from the shaoxing wine & sesame oil, and celery was crunchy & sweet.

texture is also very important.

chicken was just cook, very tender, & very smooth.

the 3 key to this dish –

  1. shaoxing wine & sesame oil for the flavours
  2. corn flour for the smoothness
  3. cooking just right for the tenderness

most restaurant & zi char places fail in the smoothness & tenderness as the chicken is mostly overcooked thought the gravy is tasty….eg (say) –

  1. hua tiao wine chicken at chong qing grilled fish
  2. claypot sesame chicken at shoon huat bakuteh, taman sentosa, JB

c.h.e.f andy

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