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Chinese Braised Chicken

Here's a quick, low-fat chicken recipe that aiofe suggested a while ago. This is another recipe for the 50 New Dishes challenge this year for me.

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Braised Chinese Chicken
About 1lb skinless chicken pieces
3/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 tsp chilli flakes
4 cloves garlic
1 inch fresh ginger, finely sliced
3 cups water
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

In the words of aiofe:
"Put the liquids, sugar, chilli, garlic, and ginger in a large saucepan. Bring to the boil; simmer for about 5 minutes. Add the cinnamon stick and chicken, simmer gently for half an hour, or until chicken is done (boned pieces take longer to cook than those without bones). Serve on steamed greens and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Adjust seasonings (quantity of soy, vinegar, etc) to taste - this is how I like it, but it's pretty flexible.

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I also sometimes serve it with noodles or brown rice. It's tasty, low fat, almost effortless to make, and the chicken is juicy and tender. The mixture that you boil the chicken also makes good stirfry sauce, and I've been meaning to try it as an additive to soup."

That sounded good to me so I cooked up some Chinese noodles. I also shredded a few cups of Napa cabbage, sliced up some carrots and green onions along with the chicken, and stir-fried those briefly. Put it all on top of the cooked noodles. Poured in a little of the sauce to flavor it all and stirred. Pretty tasty!

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aiofe had responded in http://www.livejournal.com/community/cooking/3387094.html?thread=26421206#t26441174

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Mmmm. Bet that would be good over soba noodles. Thanks.

mmm good!
Your dish look like one of very famous chicken dish:

Chicken With 3 Cups Sauce
----san bei ji (Mandarin)or san bay gay
Chicken 1 pc (approx. 300 g)
Genger 10 slices
Minced Red Pepper some
Chopped Spring Onion 1 stalk
Sliced Garlic 10 slices
Black Sesame Oil 1 cup
Light Soy Sauce 1 cup
Rice Wine 1 cup
Sugar 2 tbsp

1) Wash the chicken and remove all inner organs, cut into small pieces
2) Heat the wok, pour in the black sesame oil, boil in high heat
3) Add ginger, garlic, spring onion and red pepper while oil heat
4) Pour the chicken and stir fry well, add light soy sauce, stir fry well
5) Add rice wine and sugar, stir fry well, cover the lid
6) Cook in middle heat until liquid almost dry, dish up and serve
tbsp - table spoon
Cup volumn approx. 200 ml
You can use a medium side clay pot to cook this food, it's better

Re: easy and test good

Thanks for this recipe. Sounds like this would taste great too!

Bad idea to look at my friends list while hungry! ;o That looks sooooo good. Maybe I can convince my mom to make it. She doesn't like Chinese food though. ::cry::

Sounds like you'll have to offer to cook it for her :)

Wow that looks uber awesome! Thanks for posting this :D

this looks great, and easy too.
i think this would be great with wide rice noodles.

Heh...I like wide rice noodles with just about everything.

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