Ingredients

  • Yields 1 chicken
  • 1 whole chicken (cleaned and cavity emptied)

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves

  • 3 pcs star anise

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 garlic cloves with skin (smashed)

  • 5 cm ginger (sliced into fine strips)

  • 1 bunch spring onion (sliced into fine strips)

  • 1L - 2L chicken stock

  • 250 ml light soy sauce

  • 110 g brown sugar

  • 4 pcs orange or mandarin peel

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Recipe Courtesy of
Asian Food Network

Soy Braised Chicken

Braising is one of the easiest ways to infuse delicious flavour into food. Braised chicken is tender, bathed in a savoury sauce, and perfect over a bed of rice.
  • Easy
  • 15 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min
  • 2 steps
  • 12 Ingredients
  • Easy
  • 2 steps
  • 12 Ingredients
  • 15 min
  • 60 min
  • 15 min

Instructions

  1. Sauté spices

    • Heat up a pan with cooking oil over a medium-low heat.  Toss in the cloves, star anise, cinnamon stick, garlic and ginger.

    • Sauté until fragrant. 

    • Add spring onions and fry for 1min.

    • Dish out and transfer all the spices into a soup bag, along with the spring onions

    Sauté spices


  2. Braise chicken

    • In a pot, pour in the chicken stock, light soy sauce, brown sugar, orange peel and soup bag.  Increase the heat, cover and bring to a slow boil.

    • Lower the chicken slowly into the pot breast side up.  Make sure any air pockets in the cavity fill up completely with liquid.  The chicken should be entirely submerged at this point.  If you wish, you can adjust the colour of the solution by adding more soy sauce.

    • Place over high heat and bring to the boil.  Reduce heat to low and cook, turning the chicken occasionally, for 1 hour or until chicken is cooked through and very tender.

    • Use the sauce from the pot to occasionally baste the chicken and keep the skin moist as it cools.

    Braise chicken


Plate and Serve!

When done, transfer out to a chopping board and let it cool completely before cutting. Serve with rice

Plate and Serve!

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Ingredients
  • Yields 1 chicken
  • 1 whole chicken (cleaned and cavity emptied)

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 cloves

  • 3 pcs star anise

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 garlic cloves with skin (smashed)

  • 5 cm ginger (sliced into fine strips)

  • 1 bunch spring onion (sliced into fine strips)

  • 1L - 2L chicken stock

  • 250 ml light soy sauce

  • 110 g brown sugar

  • 4 pcs orange or mandarin peel

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