Sunday, 16 August 2015

Soy Sauce Chicken

Hi Folks, are you sick of eating Hainanese chicken rice? Why not cook the whole chicken in soy sauce. It became one of my family’s favorite dish on table now. It’s easy to whip out this dish even after a tiring day from work. The remaining sauce can be used as gravy for rice, noodles and even stew eggs.

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Let get started with the recipe.

Soy Sauce chicken

  • 800g-1kg chicken
  • 1 cup Feng He Garden soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons Feng He Garden dark soy sauce
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon Hua Tiao wine
  • 3 slices  gingers
  • 4 cloves  garlic
  • 10pcs rose buds
  • 30g  rock sugar
  • Some spring onions
  • Dashes of pepper

  1. Add everything in except chicken into a pot. Let it boil for 10mins.
  2. Add in the chicken to the pot.
  3. Cover lid and simmer under low fire for 15mins.
  4. Turn the chicken after 15mins if you chicken cannot submerged in the sauce fully like me.
  5. Continue to cook under low fire for 15mins.
  6. After 30mins of cooking, bring out the chicken & let it cool down. Chop the chicken and serve.
  7. Scoop out some of the remaining sauce and thicken it with some corn/potatoes starch. This is to  serve on rice & chicken.
Pictorial steps:

Note (Updated on 18-Aug-15):

1) Rose buds is optional. You can get the rose buds from Chinese medical shop.
2) You can use this recipe for chicken drumsticks/chicken wings too. It works well but please adjust your cooking time accordingly. 
3) You can find Feng He Garden Sauce from the following link.

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  1. Can i use rice wine instead of hua tiao?

    1. Hi FebMummy, I dont see any issue to replace rice wine with Hua tiao wine.

    2. Thanks for replying! I juz bght fenghe soy sauces and hua tiao. Want to follow as close to ur recipe as possible. :)

    3. My kids love this dish! They finished all the chicken and rice drizzled with the sauce. It is delicious. It is such a waste to pour away the sauce as I have used half a bottle of fenghe soy sauce (it is not cheap). What can I do with the leftover sauce?

    4. Hi Feb mum, you can sieve the sauce and keep it in the fridge for 2 weeks. You can use the same sauce for chicken or braised eggs.

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  3. Other brands of soy sauce same right? 😕

    1. Depend on u, Cheryllynn. Great sauce make great dish. :)

  4. Hi, do u rub some salt on the chicken n marinate 1st?

  5. Hi can I ask how much is 1 cup of soya sauce?

  6. This receipe is definitely a keeper. Thanks for the awesome sharing.
    Hubby gives a thumbs up!
    Emily Koh

    1. Thanks for your positive feedback. I am glad to hear that. :)