【Braised chicken and Chinese yam in soy sauce】
My husband and my son Maomao recently visited China and they bought 5 year old Hongzao or Anka sauce (fermented sweet rice with red yeast rice). The colour is deep red and it smells so good. I made this chicken dish using some of the hongzao. MaomaoDad and Maomao enjoyed this dish a lot!
Prepare time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
Serves: 6 servings
1) 1 cornish hen 800g;
2) 1 tbsp olive oil, 3-4 slices of fresh ginger, 1 green onion rinsed and chopped into 2 inches long pieces, 1 star anise, 2 cloves, 1 tbsp hongzao (Anka sauce);
3) 1 tbsp premium dark soy sauce, 1.5 tbsp light soy sauce , 1 tbsp premium light soy sauce, 1/3 tsp salt, 1 tsps sugar, 1.5 cups water;
4) 400g Chinese yam;
1: Wash and rinse the hen and remove excess fat and cut into small pieces (Picture 1), set aside.
2: Add 1 tbsp oil to non-stick sauté pan, on high heat, sauté sliced ginger, green onion, star anise, cloves and anka sauce for 1-2 minutes (Picture 2). Add chicken pieces stir fry for 2-3 minutes (Picture 3).
3: Add all ingredients of Ingredient 3) (Picture 4), cover with the lid and reduce to low heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Stir occasionally. Meanwhile, peel and rince the Chinese yam and cut into small pieces (Picture 5).
4: After simmering 25 minutes, remove the lid and increase to medium heat, add yam pieces, cook for 3-5 minutes and stir occasionally (Picture 6).
5: When the sauce is reduced to 1/6. Transfer the cooked meat into to a serving bowl, serve immediately over rice. Yummy!!