Braised & Steamed Chicken with Stir-fry Leeks & Onions – 27th Teban Gardens Community Breakfast on 3Feb2017

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

i did a braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 3.2.2017. ^^

today is the seventh day of lunar new year, 初七人日 & 立春 . didn’t realise this but there is a chinese legend 7 days of creation…

this my 27th 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.

i used my braised & steamed method using intense chicken stock to braise & infuse flavours to the chicken. 

i had to do this around midnight as there is no time to do in the morning. need to do cook each of the 2 chickens one at a time. 35mis then off fire & keep 1/2hr in the wokpan.

stir-fry leeks & onions

stir-fry leeks & onions

the next morning i cooked the onions & leeks.

stir-fry leeks & onions

stir-fry leeks & onions

fry onions with chilli padi, ginger & chopped garlic forst then add the leek. add some oyster sauce. cover & cook for 10mins. taste the dish to get the right texture for the leek, soft enough, tasty & not overly cooked.

transfer to aluminium tray for transportation to teban gardens.

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

then i deboned the 2 chickens, and topped the leeks & onions in the aluminium tray.

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

braised & steamed chicken with stir-fry leeks & onions

probably not my best chicken but still very tasty & tender & sweet vegetables.

a friend sent some photos of the teban garden folks afterwards. looks like they are quite enjoying the dish.

c.h.e.f andy