Before I post the recipe of this HongKong Style Soya chicken, I just want to share with you guys two things that I cherish this December. First thing is of course celebrating my favourite festive season; Christmas and New year. But what will the second thing be??? The second thing will be the launch of my sister's food blog. Have I ever mentioned that I have a super talented sister? whom I consider to be an absolutely brilliant cook? If I haven't, now you know....When my sister posted her link in Facebook, one of her friends actually commented that for my sister to have a food blog is like Picasso having a blog about painting. I have to say, it's the perfect way to describe my sister's passion in cooking. Her blog, 'DinewithLeny' is going to be filled with many great home-cooked recipes. So, do check it out if you need to look for new food ideas or simply just for a read!
With Christmas just around the corner, I'm sure I'm not the only person busy wrapping the Christmas gifts and looking forward to celebrate with family and friends. Sadly, me and my husband don't have any family here to celebrate Christmas with, but I look forward to share some great times with my friends on our Boxing day trip to Hunter Valley. Christmas is such a beautiful season, it's a season of giving. Every where I go, I see people breathing with joy and happiness, people hopping from shop to shop looking for the perfect gifts for their loved ones and people busy planning for their Christmas meal.
Anyway, I think I should stop talking about Christmas and back to the recipe. Today, I prepared this Hong Kong Style Soya Chicken for dinner. When I go to Hong Kong restaurant, my husband's utmost choice will be the steamed chicken where as mine will be the soya chicken. Since, I've always cooked his favourite at home, tonight will be my turn to relish my favourite. So, if you like Soya Chicken too, this recipe is worth trying because it's simple, quick and most of all, delicious!
Hong Kong Style Soya Chicken
- 4 chicken Marylands (I didn't buy Maryland, so I used 8 drumsticks)
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 cup of Lee Kum Kee premium soya sauce
- 3 star anise
- 1 cup brown sugar (or more according to your preference)
- 1 stick cinnamon
- 5 cm of ginger (smashed)
- 6 cloves of garlic (smashed)
- 1 tsp five spice powder
1) Clean the chicken and set aside.
2) In a deep pan/pot add in everything except the chicken.
3) Bring the sauce to boil, then add in the chicken, leave the chicken to simmer in sauce for 30-40 minutes or until chicken is cooked.
4) Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan/pot to cool.
5) Chop chicken into smaller pieces if you prefer.
6) Enjoy the chicken with steamed rice.
Tips: Pour some of the sauce on steamed rice will sure give you an extra kick to the meal!
If you don't hear from me before Christmas, I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas 2010
Hope you guys have a Healthy and Happy New Year 2011