made wine chicken 黄焖鸡 for teban gardens community breakfast this morning on 15.12.2017. ^^
this my 48th friday breakfast community meal dish at teban gardens community service centre.
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 bought 2kg frozen boneless chicken thigh from sheng shiong, defrosted, cut & cleaned with salt & placed in a colander in the fridge to dry the evening before.
this morning, i woke up earlier to marinate the chicken – 2tbsp fish sauce, 2tbsp light soy sauce, 2tbsp sesame sauce, 2tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp corn flour & 4tbsp shaoxing wine, marinated about 1hr.
i fried the chicken pieces in a hot pan with sliced ginger, cut chilli padi, and chopped garlic. then added the marinade, covered & braised lightly 焖..
there is a lot of liquids in the chicken so no need to add water, but watch & act accordingly.
chicken should not be overcooked..about 6-8mins sufficient for smooth, succulent chicken dish.
i prepared the carrots, onions & potatoes – 2 large carrots, 2 large onions, 6 medium potatoes.
fried carrots & onions first then added potatoes & liquid from draining the chicken.
make the correct texture for potatoes, just break when pressed & not mushy. liquids should be reduced to give an intense tasty sauce.
then added back the chicken.
& voila – a tasty dish of wine chicken with potatoes & carrots for teban gardens! ^^