did a braised chicken with button mushrooms for teban gardens community breakfast this morningon 26.1.2018.^^
this my 51th 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 boneless chicken thighs with skin on & added 1 kg of mid-wings from sheng shiong.
when i first started teban gardens had about 80 residents attending breakfast. now it’s consistently 130pax…2kg not quite enough…it is a lot of effort to debone 3 or 4 chickens, so i resort to frozen chicken parts. they work very well actually.
i seasoned the chicken the night before – 2 tbsp fish sauce, 2 tbsp light soy sauce, 2 tbsp oyster sauce, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 4tbsp shaoxing wine, and 2 tbsp corn flour.
quite easy this morning. just fried 1 bulb of garlic cloves, 1 cinnamon stick, 4 star anise, 4 cloves, 4 bay leaves in 1tbsp oil, then added the chicken & fried.
added the button mushrooms. covered & cooked for 5mins..removed the cut chicken fillets & cooked the mid-wings for another 5mins.
& the dish was done. voila!
tasted it…very tender & tasty…
quite excellent dish, and easy to do.