Chicken braised with ginger and star anise

Posted: June 30, 2012 by nietize in Chicken, Chinese
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From Bowl Food
Serves 4

Ingredients
1 teaspoon szechuan peppercorns
2 tablespoons peanut oil
2 pieces fresh ginger, finely julienned (3cm each)
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 kg chicken thigh fillet, cut into thirds
1/3 cup rice wine
1 tablespoon honey
1/4 cup light soy sauce
1 star anise

Heat a wok over medium heat, add the peppercorns and cook, shaking often for 3 minutes, or until fragrant. Remove and crush lightly with the back of a knife.

Reheat the wok, add the oil and swirl to coat. Add the ginger and garlic and cook over a low heat for 1-2 minutes, or until lightly golden.

Add the chicken, increase the heat to medium and cook for 3 minutes, or until browned all over.

Add the remaining ingredients, reduce the heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is tender.

Serve with rice.

This seems to be a slightly different version of the braised chicken in soya sauce recipe that my mom gave when I first started cooking. The key difference being that my mom’s recipes uses rock sugar while this uses honey.

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